Beginnings have endings, as day turns to night; the circling of Earth brings hope of “yet to be.” … More After the Squall – Look, See, Pray
What a whopper of a weekend! UK readers will know that the weekend of Pentecost 2022 is Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebration with jollities abounding and lashings of trifle. Many Happy Returns, Ma’am. If you are running a Jubilee event, or perhaps a Jubilee-themed Messy Church or assembly and want some ideas, check out the selection … More Pentecost – Acts 2, Romans 8, John 14 plus Jubilee!
I just received a brief thank you note for a devotional I wrote for 6th May. I sometimes wonder if the stuff I write makes any difference, so you can imagine how much that note encouraged me. A little sugar goes a long way. The devotion, Grace upon Grace, is reproduced below, and I commend … More Grace upon Grace – plus craft and liturgy
Canals run through beautiful English countryside, up Welsh valleys, and link Scottish lochs. Ingenious engineering has survived and still works, carefully maintained, and the whole experience has changed from hard labour to gentle leisure. It’s a grand way to holiday! … More A Different Way of Life- Look, See, Pray
guides” are untrustworthy and divisive. (Greed and self-interested ambition are not characteristics that make wise guides or leaders.) … More My way home- Look, See, Pray
Blessing Boxes Join the wise men this Epiphany, bringing gifts and finding God’s blessing. This origami gift box has a blessing in the base (and not just the sweets). When you have finished the sweet treats, you will find words of blessing and peace written in the base, for example Aaron’s blessing from Numbers … More Epiphany Blessing Boxes – a gift to give and receive
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 14:15-21 Welcome to Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Links for PDFs are below. 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, … More Together, Apart – Another Comforter
John 14:1-14 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 – The Way to My Father’s House