Saturday was glorious! The first day of the Easter holidays and the sun was shining. The PTA had planned an “Easter Afternoon” (read egg hunt with refreshments and bouncy castle). Oh and a Bake Off. As you can imagine there were lots of beautiful, yummy, chocolatey creati
Following hot on the heels of Easter, I have to confess that I am not a great fan of Easter or Christmas. This has nothing to do with religion but is more about the commercial frenzy around these holidays. Launching myself into the shopping melee at these times does not inspire me wit
Jesus’ wilderness story can be found in Matthew 4:1-11 and 26:36-46. Journeying through the wilderness with our band of Old Testament fellow travellers, I’ve been surprised by a link between most of the stories. The wilderness is a place to encounter God, but it’s also bee
On the day this blog post appears, I’ll be explaining Easter to my daughter’s class. Explaining? It’s actually a laughable idea. Packaging something so huge and mysterious for 4 year old brains? I’m not sure I’ll fully understand Easter in a life-time. So I’ll take a single idea. Ever
Last month, my sons Robin and Jonathan attended their first Easter service at our church in Epsom, Surrey. Much cajoling on my part for them to sit nicely and behave themselves (if they wanted to see their Easter eggs ever again…) resulted in two extremely attentive little boys.