Here are some lovely ways to use poppies for your Remembrance Day Service, or for Messy Church or a school assembly, plus links to other resources. Links first: Here is a service outline from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (from which the Bible verses below are taken). Here is a huge round up of … More Poppies for Remembrance
Free Holy Week samples from my Lent book The Big Story. Links to printable PDFs below. These are perfect for dipping into daily, as weekly readings, or as a quick-read overview. The samples features the week’s summary for Holy Week in creative re-telling of Jesus’ life and ministry, plus two full day’s resources: Monday of Holy … More Free Holy Week Resources – Book Samples
Mothering Sunday is going to be … different … this year. No distributing bunches of daffodils to all the women in church. No visiting our aged mum and grandmums. No kids bouncing happily around giving out hand-made sticky things. And for a lot more folks than usual, Mothering Sunday will have unhappy associations because of … More Mothering Sunday and Holy Week
Soon enough, the golden leaves will fall, the mighty oaks will bare their arms defiantly against the coming of winter. For a few weeks, we enjoy what poet John Keats called the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” … More Mellow Fruitfulness – Look, See, Pray
I’ll let you into a “secret” – the ending is even better than you can imagine. Read on, if you dare. … More The Road goes ever on- Look, See, Pray
Days of sunshine, sandwiches and squash. And wasps. That’s how I remember childhood fun, and I still enjoy a nice picnic. … More Word Forever- Look, See, Pray
Luke 3:1-6 – Road Building and the A14, and it’s OK to use frozen spouts. … More Luke 3:1-6 – Road Building and the A14
Sometimes, it’s best for me to just shut up and let God’s word speak without my mumbling all over it. This is one of those times.
Get comfortable. Put down whatever you are doing. Just. Listen. … More Isaiah 40:21-31 – Just. Listen.
Reflecting and Doing According to Flanders and Swann, hippos like to wallow in glorious mud. Apparently, it’s good for their skin. As Christians we are called to wallow in God’s word – just as good for us but less messy. To help us keep God’s word hidden in our hearts (Ps 119:11) try this simple … More Isaiah 40:1-11 – Wallowing in the Word