Forgive me, gentle reader, it has been a long and frazzling week. All good stuff, but hard work and I’m afraid I’ve not been able to write this week’s Reflectionary in time. It was going to be something along these lines: Not Christmas yes, not even Advent, but blink and we’ll be watching those end-of … More Christ the King + competition winner
As we come to the end of the church year and start the flurry of Christmas, here is a thought-provoking meditation to help us think through our priorities. Use it for your home groups, or as a personal devotion. It is great for adults and for older children too. Engaging You will need scissors and … More John 18:33-37 – Christ the King
The air is cool; dew bestows delicate diamonds on leaves, petals, spider’s webs… What I see and hear inspires me to think, write, and take photos- and then I can share some of these meditative moments with you. … More It’s not too late… Look, See, Pray
Every Good Friday ends in tears. Easter Saturday is a remembrance of hopeless sorrow and grief. Then begins Resurrection Day! via Love Wins- Look, See, Pray — The Reflectionary
Like a rose, trampled on the ground… Thorns have roses, but beauty and truth that blossom unexpectedly is often ignored or cut down. Love never gives up. Jesus took the Fall for the Fallen. … More A Trampled Rose- Look, See, Pray.
The point about this parable, together with the ones about the bags of money and the bridesmaids just before, is the surprise. Here are people getting sorted into the Bible’s version of to Gryffindor saying, “Who, me?” … More Matthew 25:31-46 – Sorting
Then some idiots come from the town to laugh and throw insult at the dying. Prats! Get a life! That other bloke on the cross, not my mate, the other one, joins in the insults. He’s yelling at the Nazareth guy. Mocking him. Seriously? You’ve gonna have that as your final words? Some people never learn. … More Jeremiah 23:1-6 & Luke 23:33-43 – A Bad Friday
We can use coloured ‘reins’ to help us visualise and mediate on places where we have, or don’t have, control. We are going to use the fingers of the hand to represent the areas of our lives that God has entrusted to our care. It is good to take responsibility for the things given to us, but it … More Activity – Who is in charge?
The religious folk were not about to let some jumped-up messiah carpenter from the ill-educated north start rocking the boat. … More John 18:33-37