In case you have not seen them in, here is a reissue of some of my most popular Advent resources. Some have been very slightly updated, with the links here being to most recent, but the original posts having all the helpful make-along photos and videos to help you. Also, check out all my Advent … More Advent Makeables and Meditations
Free Books! Several folks have contacted me recently about using Walking to Bethlehem as their church’s Advent book, and asking if there are bulk packs available. Sadly, my publisher does not do discounted multi-packs, but I have a solution! I have five signed copies to give away to the first five people to contact me … More Advent Wreath Reflections + Free Books!
Not able to meet in our church buildings at the moment? No reason to miss out on the Advent Wreath – make your own! It’s a great way to mark to season, and you can use many of these as Advent Calendars as well. Here’s selection of ideas for making your own Advent Wreath with … More Advent Wreaths
Engaging Light travels at three hundred million meters a second – that’s pretty fast! Sometimes the Christmas flurry feels like it’s going even faster.* Yet we can use candle light for a wonderful ‘slowing down’ spot for children and adults alike. Try it at a Bible study or for a pause in a youth group, … More Luke 1:39-55 – Slowing Down from The Speed of Light
Advent – What, Already?
A great make that combines Advent Wreath with Advent Calendar. As well as looking good, it helps us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Light of the World as we wait for his coming. … More Advent – What, Already?
Here are some ideas you could use for intercessions in Messy Church, All-Age Worship, assemblies, youth clubs etc. Salt Prayers Following Jesus’ instruction to be salt in our world, have map of the world or of your country or your town and a bowl of salt. Invite folks to come forward and sprinkle salt on … More Active Intercessions – Some Ideas
The wise advice is fine (if tricky to actually do), but what’s all this about heaping burning coals on the heads of your enemies? That doesn’t sound very nice!
Sure, I can think of a few folks who might deserve it, but isn’t the whole point that we’re not supposed to do that kind of thing? … More Romans 12:9-21
All through the Bible we see people very honestly showing God their confusion. Some even shout at God! That’s OK. He can handle it. … More Ps 37, Lam 3:19-26, Hab 1:1-4, 2:1-4