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).
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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
If Jesus is not God then he is a big, fat liar. He claimed something that was the hugest lie on the planet and made dozens of his friends suffer hideous deaths for no reason. That is not a good moral teacher. That is a charlatan, a con-man, a crook – a nasty piece of work. … More John 10:22-30