There’s a bumper crop of resources today! For starters, there is the RCL-linked liturgy, with a beautiful confession based on Isaac Watts’ ‘When I Survey’. Why has it taken me so long to spot that for a confession? Next are a couple of resources for 1 Peter 4:16 ‘Praise God that you bear that name.’ … More Phil 3, 1 Pet 4 – liturgy, drama and printable
I saw a TV programme this week all about little otters- cubs that were rescued after flooding washed out their homes- being released back into the wild in a safe (unrevealed) location. Obviously, good news for those little otters. … More It’s a little ‘otter… Look, See, Pray
Then he summoned his dog. Goldie was having none of it! For several minutes I watched and took photos, telling myself I couldn’t help so might as well enjoy the show. Goldie summed up JOY with every bound, pounce, chase, woof and paw-print.
… More Retrieving Joy- Look, See, Pray
The photo of a hover fly pollinating a cosmos flower may help bring wonder to your heart and mind. God made this. God made us. God is still in charge. Don’t despair. … More Full of Joy? Look, See, Pray
Not a promising sort of day. Cloudy, showery, and cool. Then the light broke through. Dark clouds ripped apart, silver swathe across the sea horizon, and our boat trip suddenly became much more enticing! That’s the thing about Light. It has immense power to overcome darkness. It is the light and energy of the Sun … More Love Breaks Through- Look, See, Pray
Change is hard. I’ve been thinking about necessary changes, and I don’t like it much. Our wonderful National Health Service is brilliant, and the staff I have met have been marvellous. But they are saying things like “You will need to change x and y…” On one hand, they say it is to help me … More Big Changes – Look, See, Pray
A Harvest Festival with a twist … of pineapple juice!
Make a fabulous fruit punch as we use all the wonderful fruits and vegetables to help us remember to feed our minds, as well as thanking God for the good food that feeds our bodies. … More Tropical Harvest – Phil 4:1-9
Make someone feel special with this simple but magical craft – perfect for a Father’s (or Mother’s) Day, end-of-term celebrations for a special teacher or for children moving schools. You will need: coloured paper pencil ruler scissors gel pens What to do: Draw a large circle filling the paper. You can draw around a plate … More You’re a Star! A magical craft for someone special – Father’s Day / End of Term
Can you image the faces of the first Europeans to discover parrots, macaws and cockatoos? Gaudy exotic dancers in the treetops, boisterous and loud- and then someone found out they can mimic our speech! Most of our native birds seem drab by comparison. … More Exotic Creatures – Look, See, Pray
Engaging Christmas Carol Taboo Have a go at translating the good news into our language – no jargon allowed! In the game Taboo, you have to give clues to a word without using certain ‘taboo’ words. For example, you would try to give clues to the word ‘ring’ without saying phone, wedding, diamond, engagement, circle … More Philippians 4:4-7 God in My Language