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
Next weekend I hope to join the annual Little Gidding Pilgrimage, this year featuring poet Malcolm Guite. I recommend a visit to his blog and a look at his books, such as Parable and Paradox: a collection of sonnets based on the sayings of Jesus. From the blurb: Cambridge poet, priest and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite … More Acts 11, Rev 21, John 13
This week in the RCL, we have a ever-popular 23rd Psalm. At the end of this post you’ll find a confessions and absolution, blessings and dismissal based on Jesus, The Good Shepherd and suitable for any week of the year There are also links to LOADS of sheep-based resources. If you have never tried out … More Good Shepherd Resources
Oh yes, this week’s liturgy resources allude to all four RCL passages! Count ’em, FOUR! (But, of course, you can use the confession and absolution, blessing and dismissal at any time, not just on weeks when you have those readings.) For reflections and printable craft on John 21, see this post. It’s always lovely to … More Third Sunday in Easter – Acts 9, Ps 30, Rev 5 & Jn 21
Ooh, there are some juicy texts in this week’s lectionary. Those beautiful words from the start of John’s vision in Revelation, the poignant visit of Jesus to Thomas, and the recurring theme of the Old Testament, “The Lord is good, his steadfast love endure for ever.” Enjoy these liturgy resources whether your church is liturgical … More Ps 118, Rev 1, John 20:1
“Ranunculus” are showy, opening from little compact buds to great globes above dense green foliage. Quite simply, I couldn’t resist these two plants: I only intended to buy some mushrooms & apples! But these two flowers are polar opposites. Big, bright bold fireball and a subtle, delicate purple-edged snowball.
… More Revealing Colours- Look, See, Pray
God has not changed. Christmas has reminded us that God has become personally involved in the rollercoaster of human experience. That is the BEST antidote to fear! … More Evergreen- Look, See, Pray
Bible Verse Colouring Cards – Some Christmas Down-Time for All Ages Put on some relaxing music, grab your cosiest fluffy socks and a warm drink and forget about hand sanitiser and face masks for a while. Colouring is not just for kids. It’s a great way for all of us – old and young, on your … More Relax, and Fend Off Christmas Frazzle
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 may be 65 on the outside, but the inner spirit is still looking forward to enjoying the journey and the scenery. Misty mountains and gentle valleys, forests and streams- I’m on my way, and I know where I’m heading. … More Adventures into the Unknown – Look, See, Pray