Fun and Games

With Lootro Games Teaching Biblical literacy through card games Here's a recommendation for families and Sunday Schools alike. I found Lootro Games while looking for pictures to illustrate the God's Rescue Stories for preschoolers. What I found was a series of card games to play using biblical people, objects, animals and even numbers. They look … Continue reading Fun and Games

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Summer days, drifting away…

Resources for making the most of your summer Whether your regular scheduling continues or Sunday School is taking a break Summer is already here in Chicago: with a vengeance! Kids break up for vacation much earlier here than we do in the UK (If you're in a school there: keep going - you're really close!) … Continue reading Summer days, drifting away…

It’s international women’s day

and an excuse for another Inspirational Christian and, yes, I've picked a woman There were soooooo many women I could have picked as being inspirational, Godly, Christ-following women. Women whose example we could all follow; writers like Emma Scrivener, missionaries like Jackie Pullinger, ordinary women whose names you wouldn't recognise, women throughout history, women whose … Continue reading It’s international women’s day

Happy New Year!

Remembrances and resolutions For the blog and for your Sunday Schools too It's nearly 2018 - in case you hadn't noticed. And everybody is in that 'fresh start' mode whether it's buying gym memberships, taking up veganuary or resolving to read their Bible more often. We're also looking back at 2017 and evaluating the good … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Get ready for

Thanksgiving The non-turkey variety It's about to be my first thanksgiving and we've been invited round to some friends to experience this very American tradition in all it's glory. What I've written is not at all related to the history of America - I'm not remotely qualified to do justice to that - but is … Continue reading Get ready for

Seven

is not a lucky number but it is where we're up to in the ten commandments Check out the session for commandment number seven here. Those of you who are much more clued up than I am will have realised that the seventh commandment is 'Do not commit adultery' which is not the most straightforward … Continue reading Seven

Bright Lights

In Dark Places An alternative to Halloween Halloween started as a chance to mock evil and let it have its last moment before the inevitable defeat of the forces of darkness by the King of Light. Therefore, I don't think there has to be a problem with celebrating Halloween.  That said there is a tendency … Continue reading Bright Lights

New Series!

As promised The 10 commandments are here Find an introduction to the ten commandments,  plus commandments one and two right here. Obviously there's more to come. I really enjoyed both planning and teaching these: it is hard to get that balance between obeying God yet not being legalistic about it and our personalities probably draw … Continue reading New Series!