Out in the wild, the bears are stuffing themselves with all the food they can devour in preparation for hibernation. Four months of sleeping, metabolism turned down low, in the expectation of cold harsh conditions.
It’s possible that something similar happens with ….. … More Hi-bear-nate: Look, See, Pray
This week’s resources: Confession and Absolution, Blessing and Dismissal based on Isaiah’s vision of God in the temple, and Peter’s similar response to the miraculous catch of fish. All-age, interactive prayers on the theme of ‘Holy’ from 1 Peter with BSL signing and video Luke 5 all age drama – ‘Funny Fish’ Reflections on Isa … More Liturgy Resources (with VIDEO!) Holy, holy, holy
First Things In response to feedback, I’ve moved these posts to Fridays so that you have time to distribute it to your congregation if that’s what you do. Also, I’m thinking of putting these resources in a book (with the Coronavirus references removed). Would you be interested in buying such? What would you like to … More Together Apart – Matt 13 – The Sower and The Seeds
I’ll let you into a “secret” – the ending is even better than you can imagine. Read on, if you dare. … More The Road goes ever on- Look, See, Pray
“Lord, help us to look properly, see clearly, think straight, and be honest with You and ourselves. We are not gods, You ARE the Living God. Show us Truth, grant us mercy, and give us compassionate hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” … More It’s Complicated- Look, See, Pray
Do any of us really get the Trinity? It’s kinda like quantum mechanics (hang in with me here), which, though weird beyond belief, actually seems to work. … More Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17 – What do you see?
Epiphany 4 – The whole of the Bible is littered with outsiders being allowed in. Even several of Jesus’ ancestors were not Jewish – so how come it was such big news when Jesus said it? … More Luke 4:21-30
Epiphany 3 – What Jesus had was not just the temporary ‘up’ of having a good day – it was a much bigger, deeper kind of ‘up’. It was the kind of ‘up’ that stays up even when the scaffolding underneath is taken away.
Ignatius of Loyola called this state ‘consolation’. It is the state of knowing that you are walking in step with God and it is not dependent on the circumstances. … More Luke 4:14-21
Advent 2 – John was sent to ‘prepare the way of the Lord’. He was the PR Events Manager who went ahead of the VIP, making sure everything, everyone, was ready for his coming. We need to make sure we’re ready too. Advent is the perfect time for a spiritual spring-clean. After all, if the Queen were coming round for tea, you’d make sure the loo was sparkling and there were some good biscuits in, wouldn’t you? … More Luke 3:1-6