Encouragement cookies

This fun activity was created by my friend Caroline. Instead of ‘fortune cookies’, she made ‘encouragement cookies’ simply by writing out blessings on slips of paper then put them inside home-made fortune cookies. Warning: the folding bit is rather hot, so be careful! What sort of blessings you write will depending on who you are … Read more

Chalk home blessing for Epiphany

This is a traditional activity used to mark Epiphany, the day when we celebrate the wise men visiting Jesus. It’s really simple: all you need is some chalk, and you write the following letters and numbers over your door as a prayer asking God to bless your home. This year (2022), we’ll be writing: 20 … Read more

Blessing bracelets

One way to explore a Bible verse is to do something create with our hands while we think or chat or ponder it. A verse I love is the blessing in Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; The make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn … Read more

NEW Blessing Faith at Home Mini-Mag

I’m sure you, like me, have heard loads of versions of the Elevation song, The Blessing. One of my favourites is the Hebrew version by Joshua Aaron, and it was when I heard this version that I was suddenly inspired to make a Blessing Faith at home mini-mag exploring these verses from Number 6:24-26. I … Read more

Fun ways to learn a Bible verse together

When I was growing up, I went to a church where we learnt a memory verse each week. This doesn’t seem very fashionable nowadays, and maybe one a week is far too many, but learning Bible verses off by heart is a fabulous way to be able to carry God’s word in our hearts wherever … Read more

Shalom

One of the most enormous words in Hebrew is the word ‘shalom’. It’s usually translated as ‘peace’ but it’s meaning has far more depth and richness than our English word ‘peace’ provides. Here’s a quote from the Chumash, a Jewish commentary: “The Midrash says, “Peace when you enter, peace when you leave, and peaceful relations … Read more

Angel bakes

Bake jam tarts or cookies using an angel-shaped cutter and give them to a friend, neighbour or a delivery person. If appropriate, offer to pray for them, including a prayer that God will bring them good news, just like the angels brought good news at the first Christmas. You might like to read the Christmas … Read more

Angel Wrapping Paper

Make your own wrapping paper, keep it environmentally friendly and use it to pray for and bless the people who will unwrap it! Use an angel-shaped cookie cutter to print paint over a large sheet of paper. You could also make Christmas cards and gift tags in the same way. Chat about what the angels … Read more