It was my turn on the United Reformed Church’s Daily Devotions this week, so here is the text of my offering, with a link to the audio recording. If you find these useful, you can have the devotions delivered daily by email or pod cast, and the URC also provide full Sunday services (rent-a-pulpit) suitable … More Gen 18, Ps 15, Col 1, Lk 10
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
Welcome to this Easter edition of Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and all ages (not just ‘for the kiddies’). You can use them on your own, over Skype with … More Early in the morning, on the first day of the week …
OK, one final extra resource, in case of last-minute panics. This script was written for the yoof group at my church, and can be performed with puppets (so you don’t need to learn lines) or by people. Don Key, a chat-show host, interviews Wally Jumper, a shepherd, Dr Wiseman and Mary, (plus their animals) but … More Hope Is Coming
Yes, it’s that time of year. Here is a brand-new Nativity play, Away in a Suitcase (originally called called ‘If Christmas Happened Today’). It is set in modern day and has charming transformation into a traditional crib scene with a short but thoughtful message at the end. It is designed to work with a range … More Away in a Suitcase – A Nativity Play
Advent Devotions – Book Giveaway!
Would you like an Advent calendar filled with more than chocolate?
My new book, Walking to Bethlehem, helps us take a step back and look at the familiar through fresh eyes.
Plus, win a signed copy! … More Advent Devotions – Book Giveaway!
Engaging Light travels at three hundred million meters a second – that’s pretty fast! Sometimes the Christmas flurry feels like it’s going even faster.* Yet we can use candle light for a wonderful ‘slowing down’ spot for children and adults alike. Try it at a Bible study or for a pause in a youth group, … More Luke 1:39-55 – Slowing Down from The Speed of Light
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 – Is This a Convenient Time to Call?
Make a doorbell! This simple electrics project is easy and great fun to make while we think about how we respond to God’s call.
You will need:
Paper clips …
When people call at your house, it’s not always at a convenient time. God’s call is not always convenient either. How will we respond? … More 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 – Is This a Convenient Time to Call?
Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
Sensory Easter story with felt-board pictures. … More Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came What a shock! How would we feel, Suddenly confronted by an angel! How did Mary feel? It must have taken time to realise it wasn’t a dream. It may have been a bit like this: “Hi Mary” said Gabriel “You are a very favoured lady”. “You what!” said Mary … More Hymn Meditation – The Angel Gabriel from heaven came