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April 19, 2019

Good Friday has puzzled many of us over why this day where we remember the crucifixion would be called 'good'.  Of lots of things you could think of 'good' wouldn't be right up there on my list.  Of course, when we know it in the perspective of Easter Sunday it is very...

April 18, 2019

This day, thirty three (roughly!) years had led to this day and yet so many hundreds of years before were part of today's story as well.  This day, the washing of feet,  the meal of the Passover (Matthew 26:30) leading to the first celebration of the Holy Communion and...

April 17, 2019

Matthew 26

There are so many things in this chapter that make us think but as we walk through Holy Week the 'official' title of today has to be my favourite - Spy Wednesday!

Today we think about Judas choosing to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.... did ever so l...

April 16, 2019

Thoughtful Tuesday - Matthew 22

I love the Godly Play parables, in a gold box - something old, something precious and they come with a lid because sometimes you can't open them, but you can come back and try again.  Parables were normal stories, designed to intrigue you...

April 15, 2019

Matthew 21

Walking through Holy Week this first days sees us with Jesus re-entering Jerusalem.  He sees the selling and merchandise, the disregard for the holiness of this place and it breaks Him, it breaks Him in a way we so rarely see and His righteous anger sees him...

February 6, 2019

Valentine's day has mysterious roots - perhaps St Valentine (as a priest) disobeyed an unjust Roman decree and married people in secret?  Perhaps the festival was to 'Christianise'

the pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia?  But whatever its estimated 150 million...

December 1, 2018

In case you haven't been driven mad all summer by Baby Shark we've made it into a nativity story.  My girls loved this, it's simple, tells the basic story and is so catchy you will never get it out your head (hmmm not sure that is a selling point??!)

The story starts wi...

November 26, 2018

My eldest is almost 16 but I remember at toddler group a mum saying how tired she was but that she felt she always needed to play with her children - make belief, at the park, cars, kitchens, lego, whatever they wanted.  All day... apart from nap times.  I didn't do th...

November 19, 2018

On a visit to Northern Ireland my friend took me to the Giant's Causeway, she knew it was somewhere I had always wanted to go, so she took me.

It was amazing, the most beautiful autumn day with a cool enough breeze to let your cheeks feel cold but bright blue skies, sun...

October 8, 2018

 Apart from the very cool look on the sheep's face I love this photo from Muddy Church at St Andrew's, Rugby (https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewsChurchRugby/).  In the bible there is an account of Jesus talking to his disciple Simon Peter (read about it in John 21) and...

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