The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II This post is delayed from its usual Monday in respect for the funeral of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory, Ma’am. Please see this post for my tribute and prayers. New Books Mid-September it may be, but the shops are already stocking mince … More Nativity Scripts / Free Books! + Ps 91, Ps 146, 1 Tim 6
One of the classic, all-time favourite psalms today: Psalm 139. With such lovely words, there is very little for me to add, so I haven’t added it. Enjoy this poignant confession and a choice of blessings. love, Fay Hymn suggestions A Comfort and a Challenge – Jer 18 & Ps 139 including the ‘KNOW-O-MATIC’! The … More Psalm 139, Psalm 1
At the end of this post you’ll find your liturgy resources for this week’s passages, where we have three stories about following. Or not. The Old Testament readings show either the call of Elisha in 1 Kings 19, or Elisha doggedly following Elijah and talking over his mantle in 2 Kings 2. Then in the … More Following, or not – I Ki 19, Psalms 16 & 77, Gal 5, Luke 9
I’ll admit it. I put my hand up and confess. I find the endless ‘Alleluias’ irritating. I mean, they’re OK on Easter Day: ‘He is risen indeed, Alleluia!’ That’s fine. But if you say the daily office between Easter and Pentecost, every third word is Alleluia it seems, and I can’t wait to be rid … More Ascension – Luke 24, Acts 1, Eph 1
I just received a brief thank you note for a devotional I wrote for 6th May. I sometimes wonder if the stuff I write makes any difference, so you can imagine how much that note encouraged me. A little sugar goes a long way. The devotion, Grace upon Grace, is reproduced below, and I commend … More Grace upon Grace – plus craft and liturgy
There’s a bumper crop of resources today! For starters, there is the RCL-linked liturgy, with a beautiful confession based on Isaac Watts’ ‘When I Survey’. Why has it taken me so long to spot that for a confession? Next are a couple of resources for 1 Peter 4:16 ‘Praise God that you bear that name.’ … More Phil 3, 1 Pet 4 – liturgy, drama and printable
In case you have not seen them in, here is a reissue of some of my most popular Advent resources. Some have been very slightly updated, with the links here being to most recent, but the original posts having all the helpful make-along photos and videos to help you. Also, check out all my Advent … More Advent Makeables and Meditations
I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Nativity this year – too much other stuff going on. And if this was going to be a book, it needed to be out about two months ago. But the muses struck and the idea formed, so here it is, the Nativity I promised myself I … More Christmas Gone Worng + MP3!
This fab interactive Christingle is great for a school assembly, all-age worship or Messy Church. Follow the clues to build up the Christingle bit by bit and find out what each part means. As the elements are found and brought up, you can assemble larger versions on a giant Christingle at the front or a … More Christingle Treasure Hunt
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!