In place of fear Jesus offers peace- an inner tranquility that transcends circumstance. Peace in the Bible is more than the “absence of conflict.” Peace refers to the state of wholeness, wellness, being reconciled to God, and enjoying His favour. … More Peace & Tranquility – Look, see, Pray
Just recently, a reader asked for activities to help children think about the recent Australian bush fires. Here are some ideas, which equally apply to other times when hard things happen. Activity – Look for the Helpers Fred Rodgers has good advice for all of us when the problems of the world seem overwhelming: Look for … More Mourning with Those who Mourn – Psalm 27:1,4-9
Parents have a wonderfully annoying phrase… “Patience is a virtue.” Mine trotted it out whenever I was impatient or stroppy. It was SO aggravating- and didn’t immediately make me want to be patient!
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Some ways of praying using our fingers and hands. These are useful for All Age Worship, for assemblies and schools work, for Sunday School and for praying at home as a family. Pointing Prayers (referring to 2 Corinthians 5:17 – new beginnings) In our prayers today we will use a pointing finger to show us … More Hand and Finger Prayers
What you don’t see in these photos are the billionaires’ yachts- which cost a fortune to buy and eye-watering sums to operate. How the 1% of the 1% live. There were about ten in port or moored just offshore. One had a helicopter. Another had a jacuzzi frothing on Deck 2 and jet-skis on board in case they got bored. … More Looking Back- Look, See, Pray
Epiphany is out of the way, and Christmas but a distant memory. Now we settle down to the rest of the year. What a great time for a Nooz Tart. ‘What is a Nooz?’, I hear you ask? I think it’s like a giant purple glow-in-the-dark bananana, but with bigger stripes. I expect they’ll have some … More How to Make a Nooz Tart
This is the second part of a reflection on Epiphany. Check out last week’s post for a meditation about gifts. This part thinks about who may come. Reflecting Three Wise Men? Three Kings? Magi? Every year there is confusion at the nativity play: were they kings or wise men? And what are Magi, anyway*? The … More Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 – Epiphany