Delicately coloured, beautifully designed like a “landing pad” for insects, these early flowers face the best and worst of Spring. Slugs are stirring and nibbling, Jack Frost may still call, but anemones offer themselves for food and for the future of their own gene pool. Sunny days are blessed by their beauty. … More Friend or Anenome? Look, See, Pray
Without the frost, these remnants of summer would have passed away unremarked. No-one would take their picture. It is in and through the freezing that the beauty emerges. … More Beauty through Hardship- Look, See, Pray
A Science Experiment
How can salt lose its saltiness? I mean, Sodium Chloride is Sodium Chloride, right?
In this experiment, we will make some gritty grotty salt and think about what it might be useful for. (Spoiler, it’s not chip butties!) … More Unsalty Salt – Isaiah 58:1-12 & Matthew 5:13-20
Responding Act Justly Love Mercy Walk Humbly What could these mean in practical terms, in my country? In my church? In my life personally, in my family, school or work? White each phrase on a large piece of paper, perhaps different colours, and brainstorm some ideas for how these could look in our world today. … More Ridiculous! – Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:1-12
You might say that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not a good example of doing it right. When you look at it, the fault is plain to see. It is a kind of magnificent blunder! Crowds flock to see it every year, and it raises a fortune in entrance tickets. … More Doing things RIGHT. Look, See, Pray.
It can be easy for us to sort people into ’goodies’ and ‘baddies’, like on Scooby Doo. Then we can dislike the baddies because they’re, well, baddies. So it’s OK. But this lament shows a more 3D picture. … More 2 Samuel 1:17-27 – How the Mighty Have Fallen 😦
Did the sun rise for you this morning? Did you do anything to deserve that? God gives his blessings on you and on me without our having done anything to deserve them. The sun also rose for the people you do not like, for the leaders of ISIS, for the candidate in the US presidential … More Being – Love your Enemies
This activity illustrates that the inside is what counts. You could use it in an informal church service, a Sunday school or youth group or an RE lesson. You each need a heart shape, about 5cm (2″) wide that is black on one side and silver on the other. You could cut the heart from … More Activity – Bright Heart