Written for Helen and her churches. Tune is Slane. Lord of our life, our beginning and end, Our Father, our shepherd, our Saviour and friend, We look to your teaching in each fresh new day To lead us and guide us and show us your way. Ten laws to teach us to live in your … More Lent hymn
If you haven’t already seen it, take a look at this, the website for the Cambridge Stations. And better still, if you can, go along in person to any or all of the installations and artworks that have been specially commissioned as part of this pop-up reflective project for Lent. The tradition of following the … More Stations of the Cross
Today’s reading at the morning Eucharist was Mark 7.1-13. I can’t think of an instance in the gospels when the Pharisees would have come away from a conversation with Jesus thinking, ‘That went well, I think we really convinced him this time.’ And they try so hard, so very hard, to get it right, and … More A little pre-Lent ramble
Here’s a random collection of stuff for Mothering Sunday – all in one post so it’s a one-stop shop. Help yourself, and enjoy. Some thoughts that might drift into a sermon The Bible’s stories of mothering are never twee, sentimental or saccharine – how might you describe the mothers in today’s readings (or whichever combination … More Mothering Sunday
There was once a short-lived reality TV show called ‘SAS: are you tough enough?’ in which ordinary people undertook SAS style training and were, one by one, eliminated from the programme. I remember watching one episode, and reflecting on the title that no, I really really wasn’t. There’s a strand of the Lenten tradition that … More Lent 1: Matthew 4.1-11
When I was at theological college, we had a workshop on personality type, based not on Myers-Briggs or enneagrams (though we did that, too), but on recipes for Pumpkin soup. It was very revealing. The handout we were given provided four sets of instructions for pumpkin soup: at one end of the spectrum was a … More Love Life Live Lent: have a pancake party
Yes! It’s time to spring-clean the soul, work out what really matters, and do some things that bring heaven and earth a little closer for you and for everyone around you. If you haven’t managed to pick up a Love Life Live Lent booklet, you can find out each daily action by following @livelent on … More Are you ready to love life and live Lent?