Tag Archives: family

summer agapanthus

Long stories for long summer days

I love using the seasons in our faith at home. This is fairly easy in the run up to Christmas and Easter, and in the Autumn we celebrate the Biblical feasts. However, between Pentecost and October, there’s a dearth of significant markers. However, the natural ‘calendar’ is often useful, and in the summer our days […]

our God is full of tender love 2 (2)

Exploring the Bible together experiment week #4

We’re four weeks in to our six week experiment with an intergenerational small group on Zoom. (Read how it started here.) Last week, as I read part of the psalm, it had nice repeats in it which I thought lent itself to singing it (obviously, as it’s a psalm!), so we agreed that each family […]

sabbath collage

Sabbath starts in the evening

Sabbath starts in the evening. In Jewish tradition, all days start in the evening, because “there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.” (Genesis 1:4) This is marked with a ritual meal where candles are lit, hands are washed, bread and wine shared and blessings spoken before we tuck into our roast chicken. It’s not […]

Exploring the Bible together experiment week #3

This week was week 3 of our experiment. Our group: 2 adults, 5 children age 8-12 years old This week I managed to get the tech set up on time, and slightly re-arranged our lounge to give us enough seats to comfortably sit and all be able to see and be seen. This really helped […]

Jesus still loves Joe

Question: Do you know any books which could help a child with a parent who is chronically ill?

Although I’ve written a series of books for children who are ill, life-limited or grieving, I don’t know of a book specifically about a child whose parent is chronically ill. My recommendation would be to use quality story books to explore the topic through feelings and questions.

Easter story puppets

Easter Story Puppets

Have fun sharing the Easter story using easy-to-make puppets! I first did this activities when my children were toddlers using The Easter Story book from The Book People. However, those books are no longer available, so I’ve made a set of GodVenture Easter puppets you can either download and print or buy a book printed […]