I have been so enjoying doing some designs for Christmas ‘contemplative colouring’ – don’t know if that’s a phrase in use already, if not I think it should be!
I find the process of doodling with a passage of scripture or a thought, or phrase from a prayer or worship song creates a space within me – and in my day – to contemplate things with God. New thoughts and insights occur to me, and I find my emotional responses to the words can be expressed in new ways.
Am so looking forward to finishing the last few that I have been putting together, and then I will be making them available through amazon, and perhaps other places too – will keep you posted!
So, how would you describe church?
Dictionaries say this:
building used for public Christian worship.
‘the church was largely rebuilt at the end of the 15th century’
‘some people go to church every Sunday’
‘after church we went to a restaurant’
in names ‘St Luke’s Church’
a Christian denomination:
‘the Methodist Church’…
Christians worshipping in a particular place
‘She is a member of this church.’
What would you say? How do you talk about church with your children?
‘My Jesus Family’ can start conversations, and has bible verses to look at together. Think about church from a child’s perspective…
At the moment I am working on some new ideas, which I love doing – it’s an exciting part of the process of getting a book out there, it’s the pioneer stage where anything feels possible and you can’t help but be excited about where it might all end up!
So I have been writing about our experience of prayer – more specifically asking prayers, and have been thinking and wondering how our feelings about these moments in prayer reveal how we picture God.
Next week I’m back in my gorgeous church infants school to show them where I have got to so far, and hopefully to imagine together. I can’t wait to chat together and find out what my words make them feel, and think and what they are reminded of.