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REVIEW: Goodbye to Goodbyes: A true story about Jesus, Lazarus and an empty tomb

Title: Goodbye to Goodbyes: A true story about Jesus, Lazarus and an empty tomb By: Lauren Chandler & Catalina Echeverri (btw I love how the author and illustrator make this book – as with many of her books, the pictures Catalina creates communicate so much of the story) Published by: The Good Book Company Price: […]

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Why didn’t Joseph’s family go home after the famine ended? Insights from exploring Passover as a family

As part of our Passover preparations, we listened to the Exodus story (Exodus 1-15) using the NIVUK version on Biblegateway, streaming the audio read by David Suchet (aka Poirot) from my phone over breakfast and in the car. Afterwards as we began to reflect on the story, my 6yo ask: Why did Joseph’s family stay […]

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Pancake prayers

It’s always good to thank God for the good things in our lives. Here’s a fun and simple way to pray while eating yummy pancakes. Add sugar (or something else sweet, chocolate spread…mmmm) to your pancake and thank God for something ‘sweet’ or good in your life. God intended life to be good, but it […]

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How celebrating Passover could be good for your faith at home

Why would you celebrate Passover if you’re not Jewish? Such a good question! We’ve been celebrating Passover for over ten years now. Our children have grown up in a home where it’s the norm and each year we’ve invited other people to join us. In some ways, we celebrate Passover because we celebrate a weekly […]

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Review: 80 Reflective Prayer Ideas

Title: 80 Reflective Prayer ideas; A creative resource for church and group use Author: Claire Daniel Publisher: BRF Price: £9.99 Great for:            people organising prayer in any group setting, including those wanting to inspire family prayers at home Best bit:                Loads of simple, creative ideas for reflective prayer Worst bit:            No pictures The instructions for […]

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Easter gardens

Making an Easter garden is a great way to share the Easter story together. We made ours after my daughter decided to collect a selection of things from the garden when we were outside on a sunny Spring day. I add a biscuit tin lid, lemon and cumin glitter playdough and some play people and […]

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Mini egg prayers

This is a lot like sweets prayer but with mini eggs. The concept is simple: 1 For each colour egg, decide on one category of things to thank God for. 2 Take it in turns to take a mini egg and thank God for something in that category before eating your egg. Prayers can be […]

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Snowdrop prayers

What fragile things could you pray for? If you can find some snowdrops, take some photos and use them to inspire your prayers. Every year I love it when I see snowdrops appear. I love their fragile beauty, intricate petals and flimsy stems buffeted by Winter winds. I love their tenacity at arriving while snow still threatens. While other bulbs […]