Give a doorstep gift this Easter

A letterbox gift does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a gift that can be posted through the letterbox. It’s a convenient way to send a present to someone and they don’t have to worry about being at home to receive it. During lockdown, letterbox presents have become hugely popular. These giftsContinue reading “Give a doorstep gift this Easter”

Bunny rabbits, chocolates and the cross – how to communicate what Easter is really about

Over last few months community trails and activities have been popping up across the UK. These have brought people together and have encouraged a warm community spirit. Running a Nativity trail was straight forward, but Easter feels a little tricky. Due to the current situation, its hard to tell what level of restrictions we’ll haveContinue reading “Bunny rabbits, chocolates and the cross – how to communicate what Easter is really about”

Events that communicate goodness, beauty and truth – it starts with the invite

Are you are getting bored of meeting online? Wondering how to inject new life into your gatherings? In my line of work I help students and staff across Europe communicate the good news of Jesus Christ. We often run online topical events gathering people from a diverse background. But is there any point in runningContinue reading “Events that communicate goodness, beauty and truth – it starts with the invite”

Houses of light – offering our lives and the gospel in a pandemic

Back in September I was feeling frustrated. I prayed that despite being in lockdown, God would give me opportunities to share my life and the gospel. I heard him say clearly to me “Nay where do you think you shouldn’t be?”. I knew the answer was Halloween, our area loves it and each year hundredsContinue reading “Houses of light – offering our lives and the gospel in a pandemic”

Find #Christmas this December

2020 has been a hard year, but I believe there is hope and no better time to discover that then now. Together with friends, I’m creating a map of #christmas2020 activity trails across the UK. This article explains a little bit about why this matters. “If there was ever a year that needed Christmas, thisContinue reading “Find #Christmas this December”

Running a Nativity trail – Christmas in a pandemic

There are so many limitations at the moment, Christmas markets, Ice rinks and Santa Grottos are nowhere to be seen. The typical family Christmas dinner and carol services just won’t be happening. Its possible that you may not even get to see your family for the Christmas break. Right now Christmas cheer feels a bitContinue reading “Running a Nativity trail – Christmas in a pandemic”

Letting the darkness point us to the light – why I’m running a Halloween trail this year

We live in an area that loves Halloween. Each year hundreds of kids get dressed up and walk around the street trick or treating. Families decorate their gardens and really embrace this event. Until this year we’ve done the complete opposite. We’ve closed our curtains, told our girls we don’t get involved and had anContinue reading “Letting the darkness point us to the light – why I’m running a Halloween trail this year”

Garden gatherings

Norwegians have a word, “koselig”, that means a sense of coziness. It’s like the best parts of Christmas, without all the stress. People light candles, light fires, drink warm beverages, and sit under fuzzy blankets. Norwegians embrace long dark winters as something to celebrate. They see it as a season not just to endure butContinue reading “Garden gatherings”