I am away at a writer’s conference in Cumbernauld, Scotland this weekend. You can see me being smug about the food over on my Instagram feed, but here’s a sample, just to make you jel. (That’s Gen-Z speak for jealous.) Yes, I’m sitting on the top table, feeling very under-dressed and wondering a) which of … More Good, Better, Best (Acts 3) + Eze 37, Ps 130, Rom 8
All-Age Pack Did you remember a while ago there was a lock-down and no-one could go our or see anyone? During that time I produced all-age resource packs called ‘Together Apart’. Here’s the one for Psalm 23. Click on the link below for a printable 10-page PDF, and remember that ‘All-Age’ does not mean ‘just … More Psalm 23, Eph 5
My my my, what a set of passages this week! There are some juicy themes here. Click here for a thoughtful re-examination of the woman at the well – often held to be a sinful outcast. But is that what it says? On that topic, here’s probably the funniest academic essay you’ll read today. It’s … More “Sod Off!” Ex 17, Ps 95, Jn 4
The weather forecast is, “Cloudy, with a chance of glory over high ground.” (Click image to download larger version.) This week’s readings have a lot of clouds. Moses and the cloud, Jesus and the cloud, Peter and his big mouth and the cloud. Following the theme you could add the ascension, the pillar of cloud … More Cloudy with a Chance of Glory + Making a Prophet (script)
Ultimate Festive Fun, and no worry about setting light to someone’s hair or what to do with the left-over oranges afterwards! Make these fabulous edible Christingles as a fun family craft and talk about Jesus, the Light of the World. I suggest that you have make the CakeTingles first, then have a short talk (suggested … More CakeTingles!! + Advent Resources
There’s a distinctly poxy feeling about this week’s passages, with Naaman and the Ten Lepers. I hope you’ve had your vaccinations! Checkout the links below for some upfront activities, reflections and even a drama script. Alternatively, you may be Harvest-focussed. See this post for a load of Harvest resources and there’s a great craft below … More Luke 17 – Sozo
My apologies for an extra post this week, but I did not want you, my lovely subscribers, to miss out on the freebie. In celebration of the launch of not one, not two, but THREE new Nativity Script Books, I’m giving away free (optionally signed) copies. To enter, simply tell someone else about The Reflectionary … More Free Books!
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II This post is delayed from its usual Monday in respect for the funeral of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory, Ma’am. Please see this post for my tribute and prayers. New Books Mid-September it may be, but the shops are already stocking mince … More Nativity Scripts / Free Books! + Ps 91, Ps 146, 1 Tim 6
I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Nativity this year – too much other stuff going on. And if this was going to be a book, it needed to be out about two months ago. But the muses struck and the idea formed, so here it is, the Nativity I promised myself I … More Christmas Gone Worng + MP3!
God Is With Us – Everywhere! Hot off the press! A brand-new rhyming Nativity play suitable for Covid-safe performance, either in (distanced) person or on pre-recorded video. Free sample PDF of script below It’s snappy and sassy – modern with a meaningful message. Mary and Joseph have mobile phones, and the wise men are confused … More God Is With Us – Everywhere! A (Covid-safe) Nativity Play