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
Colouring links are below. Nativity Videos Lots of readers have sent in lovely comments about the Nativity Script ‘God Is With Us – Everywhere!’ It’s been great to read about your events and to watch your videos – thank you so much. 🙂 I particularly liked one which featured the lesser-known Nativity character of the … More Light of the World Colouring and a Festive Nativity Flamingo
But First! Just time to get your Advent devotions for everyone from tots to wrinklies – my best-selling book is on sale right now (and don’t worry if you miss the 1st. God’s OK with catch-up.) Large format with all-age colouring, crafts, labyrinths (my personal favourite), daily reflections, Bible readings, prayers and music – there’s … More Names of Jesus Christingle / Bauble – plus video!
Matt 22:34-46 – The Greatest Commandments Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Loads of printable pages jam-packed with great ideas that you can download and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of … More Together Apart – Matt 22 – The Greatest Commandments