Blessing Boxes Join the wise men this Epiphany, bringing gifts and finding God’s blessing. This origami gift box has a blessing in the base (and not just the sweets). When you have finished the sweet treats, you will find words of blessing and peace written in the base, for example Aaron’s blessing from Numbers … More Epiphany Blessing Boxes – a gift to give and receive
Acts 2:1-21 Welcome to Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and all ages (not just ‘for the kiddies’). You can use them on your own, … More Together, Apart – I Will Pour Out My Spirit
This is a partial re-post from last year’s popular Epiphany gift boxes. The rest will come next week, but I thought this would make a good ‘time out of the flurry’ just before Christmas. I know that I need to step back sometimes and get some space to think about the ‘why’ as well as … More Useless Gifts
In response to a reader request, here’s a nifty little song you could use for a Toy Service, Collective Worship or All Age. It is great for pre-Christmas, for Christmas day itself or for Epiphany. The focus is ‘every good and perfect gift is from above’ (Jas 1:7) and it’s a great reminder of where … More The Twelve Toys of Christmas
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
There is so much waiting in the Bible! I like to jump in and get the ball rolling. Jesus takes his time, and waits for the RIGHT time. I wonder who knows best? … More Unfolding promises- Look, See, Pray
But the Holy Spirit does not work like that. Gifts are not allocated on a merit-based selection system. If someone has the gift of wisdom, is it not because they deserve it. Nor is someone given the gift of leadership or preaching because they are super-special in some way. It can be hard to separate the person from the ministry, but I think it is important to do so. … More Acts 2:1-21 & 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13