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Chalk home blessing for Epiphany

This is a traditional activity used to mark Epiphany, the day when we celebrate the wise men visiting Jesus. It’s really simple: all you need is some chalk, and you write the following letters and numbers over your door as a prayer asking God to bless your home. This year (2022), we’ll be writing: 20 […]

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Ten years ago I help make the best books I’ve ever made

Ten years ago I help make the best books I’ve ever made: the Held in Hope series. At the time I was working for Christian Education, and Paul Nash contacted us to ask if we could work with them to produce a book for sick children. I went to visit him at Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital, […]

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Review: Dangerous Journey

Title: Dangerous Journey – The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress By: John Bunyan’s words selected by Oliver Hunkin, illustrated by Alan Parry Price:Hardback: £12.99 Published by and available from: Lion Good for: children age 7+ up to younger teens, plus adults wanting an abridged version (me!) Best bit: Cleverly edited words from the original story written by […]

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Exploring the Bible together experiment week #2

This is the second post about an experiment in intergenerational Bible study. After last week, I asked both families in our ‘group’ (mine and one other), to have a chat about how it went, if they liked it and if they’d like to do it again. The consensus was ‘yes’, so we applied our learning […]

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Making and using mini-books in your faith at home

I might be a little addicted to making mini books! They are so cute and so quick and very satisfying to make. Saying that, if I were looking to make one for each child in a group of ten or more, I would definitely call in some help! I have two main ways I like […]

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Review: Deborah and Jael

Title: Deborah and Jael Author: Lucy Rycroft Illustrator: Beth Aulton Price: £6.99 Published by and available from: The Hope-filled Family Good for: anyone with children age 3-10 years old Best bit: lovely rhyming story-portrait of two Bible women, lovely pictures too Worst bit: occasionally the rhyme feels a little forced, but my children didn’t notice, […]