Delicate wood anemones: the shady woodland floor was brightened by these tiny flowers, and they were the centre of attention. Cameras use this kind of contrast to focus. That’s how nice sharp photos are taken. Without the flowers, without the light, it’s just a dark blur with no distinction. No-one takes photos of complete darkness. Light IS the heart of photography. … More Star Bright- Look, See, Pray
Real questions and real answers have become an endangered species! Our data revolution of internet and mobiles is both a boon and a curse. It gives us access to much information, but does little filtering or verifying of that raw data. … More The Wise and the Fools- Look, See, Pray
I had taken note that the frost had turned the garden into an art gallery. Frost edged leaves, even a lonely ice-glazed rose, and diamond-decorated berries. Beautiful in a wistful way. … More A Time for Everything- Look, See, Pray
So who was right?
Actually, that’s not the point.
And the whole point of this passage is that ‘who is right’ is not the point. … More 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – The point is … it’s not the point.
Do I have 100% cast-iron proof that my faith is true? No. It’s not the kind of thing one can prove, just the same as I cannot 100% prove that my daughter loves me. She could just be a very convincing actor. Nevertheless, I accept by faith that she does – and that is not an unreasonable faith. … More 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, (13-16)
This activity is a well-known illustration of priorities, and has many applications. There is a set of pictures you can use as well. You will need a tray and a glass jar. To fill it find something large, like ping-pong or golf balls; something medium-sized, like dried beans or gravel or nuts; and something small, like … More Activity – First Things First
Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 double-sided sheets in PDF format. They have colouring, puzzles and activities for children, all linked to the Bible passage. Use them for: Sunday schools and after-school clubs sermon activities for children staying in church school assemblies / CUs missions / outreach / messy church Click here for printable … More Luke 2:41-52 – Puzzle Pages
Every parent has lost a kid in the supermarket (though not usually for three days). It’s a horrible feeling when it happens but, somehow, it’s quite comforting to know that it happened to Jesus too.
I love Mary’s reaction – it’s exactly what any parent would say today – people don’t change. But Jesus’ reply is the interesting one. “In my Father’s house”. … More Luke 2:41-52