Forgive me, gentle reader, it has been a long and frazzling week. All good stuff, but hard work and I’m afraid I’ve not been able to write this week’s Reflectionary in time. It was going to be something along these lines: Not Christmas yes, not even Advent, but blink and we’ll be watching those end-of … More Christ the King + competition winner
Knowing who and what to trust isn’t easy. What with unknown animals, conspiracy theorists, Brexit scars, economic fears and climate concerns we all have our hands full. Then, of course, there’s a pandemic still playing merry heck with everything. Unsurprisingly, there is pessimism in the air. … More On Guard – Look, See, Pray
So when the news bombards you with its chosen slant, when political leaders serve their own agenda instead of the people, when Truth seems to be on vacation, and self-interest outmotivates compassion- who are you going to trust? … More Without Fear- Look, See, Pray
This afternoon, in a rare moment of domesticity, I made bread. I’m about as effective in the kitchen as a butterfly in a sumo match, but technology helps me cheat, so the house has been filled for hours with the drool-worthy scent of warm D’oh. Sorry, dough. It came out of the bread maker 20 … More 1 Kings 19:4-8 & John 6:35, 41-51
Bears spend a LOT of time sleeping. We spend our lives moaning about being tired, having insomnia, striving for the next BIG score- and missing out on the necessities of love, faith, hope, relationships and contentment. Who is the most intelligent, bear or us? … More Bear Necessities- Look, See, Pray
With clashing of cymbals and banging of drums I am delighted to reveal the cover of a new book, out shortly, featuring Yours Truly. It’s compiled by the lovely Wendy H Jones, author of the bestselling DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries and contains chapters such as: Why Write Children’s Books? Why Write Memoir? Why Write Mystery? … More Who’s in Da House? + New Book!
A fun resource for exploring the Parable of the Great Banquet and the excuses we all make to God’s call on our lives. This simple craft generates over 500 different excuses for not tidying your room / handing in that report to your boss / getting up at 4am for the baby / eating your … More Excuse-O-Matic!
Easter Resources Round-Up Here is a selection of links from all over the place that that I hope you find useful for this Easter. This Sunset / Sunrise craft is from my latest book of intergenerational resources, ‘Broken Bits and Weirdness’. Links on the right to buy from Amazon, as paperback of e-book instant download. … More Easter Resources Round-Up
Free Holy Week samples from my Lent book The Big Story. Links to printable PDFs below. These are perfect for dipping into daily, as weekly readings, or as a quick-read overview. The samples features the week’s summary for Holy Week in creative re-telling of Jesus’ life and ministry, plus two full day’s resources: Monday of Holy … More Free Holy Week Resources – Book Samples
With this week’s lectionary passage (1 Cor 8) about food sacrificed to idols, there is no better time to try out a foody Bible study. In due course I will produce a whole book of recipes with Biblical reflections, (neat logo, eh?) but as a free ‘taster’, here is one of the recipes from … More Cooking the Good Book