Dreamlike shapes and vivid colour conceal as much as they reveal- would you know this to be a clematis flower? It is, if you like, the abstract concept of clematis; reality altered to grab the attention of the onlooker. … More Planting A Concept- Look, See, Pray
We like to attribute human emotions and actions to animals, especially when they adopt a pose like this otter! So please pardon my whimsy… Perhaps these creatures know more than we think. … More Contemplation- Look, See, Pray
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
This year for Lent, take a walk with me through the seamless story of the Bible. Over 40 days of Lent, plus Holy Week, we journey from the time before time tracing the story of God’s people through to the glory of Easter. Each day tells a short part of the story, just three or … More The Big Story – Week 1
Engaging The thing I love about this psalm is that it tells so many different things to praise the Lord – and most of them don’t have mouths! So, if Praising God is not (just) about singing, what else could it be? The sun praises God by being sunny, the rain praises God by being … More Psalm 148 – Oh no! Not another Party!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful book? Here are some that you might like to consider from my own bookshelves and from the suggestions of friends. Big Mama Makes the World Phyllis Root Illus. Helen Oxenbury My children are all in double figures now, but when I was clearing out some of their baby books, this … More Book Reviews – for Children and Young People (and for us not-so-young, too!)
Corby: You don’t look much like a snake.
Wellington: So? You don’t look much like a crow. Aren’t crows usually black?
C: This is my weekend plumage. Latest fashion round my way.
But talking of colour, aren’t snakes usually a bit more jazzy?
W: It’s camouflage. For when I’m hiding in sock drawers. … More Psalm 19 – Corby and the Rattle-Worm
Reeds sigh and rustle as ducks do their thing, with eight balls of fluff who scurry and swim. There is that cormorant hanging out to dry, with terns taking turns at posting themselves. … More Forever Grateful
Rod: Everything in this world is made from other things. You are made from grapes! Your body breaks down the grapes into all the little molecules and atoms, and then rearranges them to make you. It’s rather clever.
Andy: So I come from re-cycled grapes?
Andy: Cool! … More Matthew 21:33-46 – Harvest from the Stars
This passage is not a scientific description of how come we have different animals, nor an account of cosmology, of bio-diversity, or of the geological time-line. It is truth about God. It is truth about the world we live in and our place in that world. But it is not scientific, historical truth, and was never intended to be. … More Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a