Some folks seem to pack a lot of life into a short time. David certainly did, but for other folks it’s different. Perhaps you look back on a long life and wonder what you have accomplished. Perhaps you look at the years stretching ahead and see a desert of monotony – will anything ever happen? Perhaps you stand in the middle, with the time behind lengthening and the time ahead shortening. … More 2 Samuel 5:1-10 – The What and The Why
Mothering Sunday – Crocus Prayers
A thoughtful all-age activity, making simple crocus-shaped flowers in a prayer bouquet as tokens of remembrance or thanks, of sorrow or hope, of joy or loss. … More Mothering Sunday – Crocus Prayers
The point about this parable, together with the ones about the bags of money and the bridesmaids just before, is the surprise. Here are people getting sorted into the Bible’s version of to Gryffindor saying, “Who, me?” … More Matthew 25:31-46 – Sorting
Now there’s nothing wrong with having beautiful, silky underarms or buying your insurance from a man with an improbably wavy moustache, but is that really what’s important? How many people lie on their deathbeds and murmur softly, “I should’ve gone to Specsavers”? … More Romans 12:1-8 – Who is Shaping You?
Take some time from your busyness, and sit a while with me. Look at the faces. Where are they looking? How do they make you feel? Feel the warmth of the light spilling out of the circle. Why is the circle not complete? Notice the shadow of Jesus’ hand. Why is it light? … More Being – Into the Heart
The differences in their lives are clear, but the differences in their deaths even more so.
Lazarus dies and is carried by angels to Abraham’s side.
Dives dies and is buried. … More Luke 16:19-31
This activity is a well-known illustration of priorities, and has many applications. There is a set of pictures you can use as well. You will need a tray and a glass jar. To fill it find something large, like ping-pong or golf balls; something medium-sized, like dried beans or gravel or nuts; and something small, like … More Activity – First Things First