Tag Archives: reflective

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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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Tell it where it happened Easter story

Have fun seeing if you can re-tell parts of the Easter story you know in similar places to those the events took place in. Now, I’m not suggesting going to Israel, although that would be a pretty cool field trip! No, I’m meaning the types of places in which different parts of the Easter story […]

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Easter Bible challenge

Challenge: Read the whole Easter story by Easter. You have four gospels to choose from, so maybe pick one you like or one you’re less familiar with. You could choose a different Bible version from that which you usually use. If you’re doing this with very young children, you might want to use a children’s […]

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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 […]

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About The Star

This year, I’ve been wondering about The Star. I love decorating my house with story-themed decorations and this year is going to be stars, so I wanted to spend some time reading and exploring this part of the Christmas story in Matthew 2:1-15. So I started with this question: What do you notice in this story? […]

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Bible Character Mini Books (or Minion Marys)

These cute little books are a fab way to explore Bible stories from the perspective of a character in the story. This could be one of the main ones, or someone who observed, one of the crowd or family of the ‘main protagonist’. Thinking about what they saw and heard, what they might have felt […]