This week in the RCL, we have a ever-popular 23rd Psalm. At the end of this post you’ll find a confessions and absolution, blessings and dismissal based on Jesus, The Good Shepherd and suitable for any week of the year There are also links to LOADS of sheep-based resources. If you have never tried out … More Good Shepherd Resources
The adult in me immediately worries about losing the littl’un, her having an accident, maybe a rampaging fire-breathing dragon leaping from behind the beech trees, or simply risking sensitising Mary-Jane to pollen and a lifetime of hayfever. I’m a RESPONSIBLE person (who worries too much). My inner child-self says “Go for it, kid! Run, explore, discover bees and bluebells, birdsong and trees to play in!” … More The Joy of Exploring- Look, See, Pray
When I was about 10 or 11, our teacher told us to paint the scariest “monster” we could imagine. I went in full technicolour! Garish and somehow less scary than the art “swot” who produced a truly terrifying picture using only two well-chosen colours. You can tell how disappointed I was by the fact I still remember the incident… … More A Splash is Enough- Look, See, Pray
But First! Just time to get your Advent devotions for everyone from tots to wrinklies – my best-selling book is on sale right now (and don’t worry if you miss the 1st. God’s OK with catch-up.) Large format with all-age colouring, crafts, labyrinths (my personal favourite), daily reflections, Bible readings, prayers and music – there’s … More Names of Jesus Christingle / Bauble – plus video!
I’m on holiday with my girlies this week, but just to keep things ticking over, enjoy this script written for my church’s recent all-age worship. It’s great for Messy Church or regular services, a youth group activity or Collective Worship when schools are back. Bert Is My Shepherd Meet Bert, the not-so-good shepherd of Psalm … More Bert Is My Shepherd – New Script (and hilarious if I do say so myself!)
John 10:1-10 Welcome to Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and all ages (not just ‘for the kiddies’). You can use them on your own, over Skype with friends, or … More Together, Apart – My Sheep Hear My Voice
Forty-seven years ago. 47. Yes, nearly fifty years, and I have the silvery-white beard to prove it. Doesn’t seem possible! I don’t look old enough (and some might say “or behave well enough” but I am a work in progress).
… More Juggling Otters- Look, See, Pray
Activity / Meditation You will need Labyrinth [click to download] Large paper or card (optional) Silver foil Blue / green permanent markers Glue Cotton wool balls Sand and pebbles (optional) For a floor-sized labyrinth Chalk, rice or tape to mark the walls blue cloth You can simply print out the labyrinth and use it as … More The Lamb becomes the Shepherd – John 10:22-30 & Revelation 7:9-17
This is the text of my contribution to the URC’s daily devotional for last Thursday. It is the final installment of a series on the Apostle’s Creed. You can subscribe to the URC’s free daily devotionals by email by clicking here. Reading John 10:7-10 (NRSV) So again Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell … More John 10: 7-10 … and the life everlasting. Amen
Psalm 23, John 10:11-18 – Mini-Sheep Bookmarks. These adorable mini-sheep bookmarks are fun to make for children and adults. They’re a great reminder of God’s presence with us, by the quite waters or in the dark valley. … More Psalm 23, John 10:11-18 – Mini-Sheep Bookmarks