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
Parking by the seafront, I debated having a stroll on the prom. Then the storm broke. Instantly rivulets of rain ruined my visibility- resting my camera on the steering wheel, I trusted the automatic setting and grabbed a couple of shots.
Distorted objects, obscured details, badly mis-shapen yet just recognisable. … More Weathering the storm?
Fascinating small fruits in titanium blue set in a “star” of fuchsia-pink are produced from small white flowers. It even has an exotic name- the “Harlequin Glorybower.” … More Long Way from Home- Look, See, Pray
In place of fear Jesus offers peace- an inner tranquility that transcends circumstance. Peace in the Bible is more than the “absence of conflict.” Peace refers to the state of wholeness, wellness, being reconciled to God, and enjoying His favour. … More Peace & Tranquility – Look, see, Pray
Of course, the culture-specific examples we read in the Bible need re-applying for different situations (I don’t recall finding a neighbour’s donkey in my field recently), but the principles are for all people at all times in all places. … More John 14:15-21
An Activity To help us remember that in our Father’s house there are many dwellings, we can make a name-plate for our doors there (and in the mean-time, we can use them at our earthly home, too). You will need: Cardboard, cut to size pencil Hot-glue gun – or – PVA glue and string Thick … More John 14:1-14