Many of us will be walking with the disciples on the road to Emmaus this week, smiling indulgently with their confusion and secretly winking at each other ‘cos we know who the stranger is who joins them on their walk. If only hindsight were available at the time, eh? Sadly, nothing on The Reflectionary can provide … More Road to Emmaus – a Finger Labyrinth
I know, I know, the Christmas decorations are barely packed away. But Lent is looming, and I thought you might like a free taster of this year’s devotional for individuals and groups. Here is the (probably final) cover. Many thanks to all those who have commented on the drafts. Called ‘Broken Bits & Weirdness (but … More Lent Devotions – new book preview!
Not able to meet in our church buildings at the moment? No reason to miss out on the Advent Wreath – make your own! It’s a great way to mark to season, and you can use many of these as Advent Calendars as well. Here’s selection of ideas for making your own Advent Wreath with … More Advent Wreaths
Psalm 100 – The Lord is Good Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of … More Together, Apart – Psalm 100 – Plus Videos!
Advent Devotions – Book Giveaway!
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Active Meditation Passing Through Things Temporal A prayer made famous by C. S. Lewis asks that God help us to ‘pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal’. Here is an active meditation that can help us to think about that. You will need Large paper, such as a flip-chart pad or … More Passing Through Things Eternal – Luke 12:13-21
Activity Why not make your own labyrinth to walk, this week? It does not need to be complicated, a simple spiral is fine, and you can build it out of whatever you have to hand. Perhaps use twigs that you find on a walk or grass clippings when you cut the lawn. Scribe one into … More Luke 9:51-62 – I Will Follow
A confession and meditation for the brokenness in our world, based on Revelation’s image of the Tree of Life, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations. You can print the labyrinth for people to trace with a finger while they listen to the readings, or make a large version for people to walk … More Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5 – Tree of Life Confession and Meditation
Activity / Meditation You will need Labyrinth [click to download] Large paper or card (optional) Silver foil Blue / green permanent markers Glue Cotton wool balls Sand and pebbles (optional) For a floor-sized labyrinth Chalk, rice or tape to mark the walls blue cloth You can simply print out the labyrinth and use it as … More The Lamb becomes the Shepherd – John 10:22-30 & Revelation 7:9-17
In this week’s journey through the Bible’s connected story of the Bible, we cover the story of Moses, from his birth to the borders of the Red Sea. “Were there no graves for us in Egypt?” wail the children of Israel fearing that their God has abandoned them. Was the story about to end? Quick … More The Big Story – Week 3