Tag Archives: Kids bible stories

Being Community (Regardless of how you voted)

I talk a lot about ‘Intergenerational Church’. By ‘intergenerational’ church, I don’t mean a meeting or event – I mean a community showing faith in action across all generations. Forming cross generational relationships, nurturing, learning, supporting and mentoring together. Each generation setting an example and being a role model to the other…. It also crosses […]

Random Prayer Activities

We’ve been back from Hungarton Camp for almost a week – and it was brilliant! Great leaders, great children, fantastic weather, and a wonderful time had by all. There was swimming and horse riding every day, and then a mix of a farm tours, circus skills, archery and craft – depending on the day. Of course, […]

9 Ways the New Covenant is Better

It is easy for believers to lose sight of how privileged we are to participate in the New Covenant. Giants of the faith such as Abraham, Moses, and David only looked forward to the spiritual blessings that every single Christian receives. For this reason, the New Covenant is fundamentally better than the Old Covenant. The […]

Accessible Reading

I posted an update on Facebook late last night, all about not being able to get three books I want to ‘read’. I was frustrated that I couldn’t get them in any accessible formats. And sadly – I let it spill out on social media… But it’s not just me with this problem. Children, youth […]

Praying with Jelly Babies

(See the introduction posthere) The first Hungarton Camp morning startup activity was deliberately more random than most (With the smallest link to the morning teaching – if you looked closely). My idea was to take the campers completely by surprise and use a news item they would know  and possibly care about, (and one close […]

Why You Should Trust God… Period

If you are a sports fan, you likely know Ernie Johnson, Jr., as one of the most recognizable voices in sports. As the three-time Emmy-winning host of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Ernie has the privilege of taking the stage with some of the biggest names in sports – Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal. […]

Let’s Stick Together Courses

Already this year over 80 people have been through our Let’s Stick Together course at the ante natal day at Nobles Hospital.  This day is held on the first weekend of the month and our incredible team of volunteers take it in turns to present this great paradigm shifting course at around 4pm .  This […]

Good Evangelism?

There’s a sad phrase I hear from teens/young adults from time to time, referring to the moment they came to faith: “I tried that and it didn’t work.” I hear it most from those who have come to faith in the emotion of the moment, or those who haven’t been given the space to adequately […]

6 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Prayer Life

Every believer knows what it is like to struggle in his or her prayer life. You know you need to pray and feel guilty for not praying more, so you kneel down, fold your hands, close your eyes, and then have no idea what to say. Then once words start coming out you don’t know […]

Who’s the Priority?

I’ve just had a lovely holiday abroad – only possible with a gift we receive for that purpose, and the fact that when there’s only two of you and you need accessible accommodation…It’s cheaper to go abroad! When I go through the airports I have ‘priority’ labels stuck on my wheelchair and my luggage – […]

Are You Equipping Your Children to Fight Spiritual Battles?

“Satan knows God created our children to reveal His glory, therefore he is doing all he can to defeat, distract, and deceive them from fulfilling their purpose.” – Gary Barkalow, founder of the Noble Heart Ministries Our children are in a spiritual battle and it’s our responsibility as their parents to give them all the […]

Where Justice and Mercy Meet

I don’t really have time to write this – but it’s on my heart. I’m normally a ferocious editor of my blogs…I haven’t got time for that either – so here are my unfiltered thoughts. Loads of people are responding to the Sally Phillip’s documentary “A World Without Down’s Syndrome”. A whole range of opinions […]

When You Feel Far from God at Easter

It’s Easter week and you know that you’re “supposed” to be rejoicing over Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His miraculous resurrection. You’re “supposed” to feel all the emotions of Easter such as joy, peace, and happiness. But, if you were to be really honest, this Easter it feels like something is missing. You feel […]

KIDS ZONE activities offered at UMC of Plano

The all new KIDS ZONE at the United Methodist Church of Plano is bringing Bible lessons and their teachings to children in unique ways. Parables and their relationship to everyday life is the focus on Sunday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Activities, music, Bible verses, crafts, and games focus on the Bible lesson of […]