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Be Thankful

When things are difficult, it’s good to focus on good things in our lives. This isn’t to ignore the serious situations we’re facing, but to remember that God is good, and that evil is not the only thing at work! I find thinking of three things I’m thankful for each morning really helps re-calibrate my […]

Why Pancake Day?

“What’s pancake day all about?” I ask my 7 and 8 year olds over breakfast. “Pancakes!” my 7 year old replies gleefully. O-Oh. I have work to do here! “What else?” I ask. No response. “It begins with L and rhymes with Bent.” “Lent!” *phew! * “Why do we eat pancakes?” “To use up the […]

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Chalk Bible landscape for small world play story telling

My children love small world play. When they play with Lego, they make models then use them to create a world and tell a story. They love Play Mobil (although not as much as me!), and any sort of small toy they can tell stories with, so this is an easy way for me to […]

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Review: The Essential Guide to Family Ministry

Title: The Essential Guide to Family Ministry Author: Gail Adcock Price: £8.99 Published by and available from: BRF   Good for: anyone involved in, overseeing or thinking about family ministry   Best bit: An excellent mix of good theology and research with accessible, practical suggestions for both doing faith at home and supporting others in […]

Review: Go Colour series

Title: Go Colour: The Lord’s Prayer* Author: Youth For Christ (with thanks to Sarah Joy, Tom Spicer and Jo Squires and Steve Squires) Price: £4.99 (or £11.99 for the pack of 3 books) Published by and available from: YFC *This is part of a series, including Go Colour Psalms and Go Colour Prayer   Good […]

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Discovering Saints Days as part of our faith at home

Maybe it was because I grew up in a protestant, evangelical tradition that I always thought anything to do with the saints was kind of catholic and probably a bit wrong. A few years ago, I went on a Godly Play retreat in which we explored twelve saint’s stories. To be honest, I wasn’t keen […]

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Explore the story with old Christmas cards

Have you got some old Christmas cards stashed? Here’s some ideas of ways you can use them to explore the Christmas story together: 1. Sort them Go through your cards and split them into two piles: ones which feature something in the Christmas story and those which don’t. You might need to do a quick […]