It became a matter of trust- would I hold still and believe the falconer who said “They never miss” with a twinkling eye and smile… … More Piercing Eyes – Look, See, Pray
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
“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
This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More Resources for Remembrance Sunday
This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More The Colours of a Poppy – Craft, Meditation and Prayers for Remembrance Sunday
A confession and meditation for the brokenness in our world, based on Revelation’s image of the Tree of Life, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations. You can print the labyrinth for people to trace with a finger while they listen to the readings, or make a large version for people to walk … More Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5 – Tree of Life Confession and Meditation
Thinking and Doing Coventry Cathedral’s ‘welcome’ notice has rightly become famous in social media (text below). Think about your church. What could you put as a welcome notice? Try writing one, then sit with it a while and read through it slowly. Do we actually do what we say we do? “Theory and practice are … More Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35 – Theory and Practice
Activity / Meditation You will need Labyrinth [click to download] Large paper or card (optional) Silver foil Blue / green permanent markers Glue Cotton wool balls Sand and pebbles (optional) For a floor-sized labyrinth Chalk, rice or tape to mark the walls blue cloth You can simply print out the labyrinth and use it as … More The Lamb becomes the Shepherd – John 10:22-30 & Revelation 7:9-17
He gives in to the vengeful scheming of his wife-cum-sister-in-law-cum-niece, and murders John to save his pride.
It’s a sorry tale of all that is worst in humanity. And all that John’s friends can do is mourn.
Sometimes things really stink. … More Mark 6:14-29 – Sometimes things really stink