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  • NATURE WALK: TWIGGY COLLECTIONS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES, OUTDOORS, WINTER

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    As my two intrepid explorers set out into the woods a few weeks ago I tasked them to find ‘interesting twigs’. February is not a bountiful month for obvious flora and fauna in Roundhay Park and so a more abstract approach was needed; no butterflies to count, ladybugs to find, rainbow coloured leaves to collect. So twigs it was and they scampered off scanning the dented footpath for dry, cleanish, stand-out sticks. My father and mother were also with us and in true ‘Bowen’ {1} spirit embraced the task at hand and deliberated over each offering the girls waved in our faces. Whittling the selection down to just the best twigs. Continue reading

  • FRIDAY 5: BE STILL

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: AT HOME, AT WORK, EASTER, FRIDAY 5, OUTDOORS, SACRED SPACES

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    So every Friday I am going to give you a 5 minute worship idea to do as part of your quiet time, family worship or at some point during your day. Maybe take 5 while eating your lunch in the car, or while the baby has a nap. Wherever, whenever if we put time aside Jesus joins us! Today I invite you to step outside, look up and be still…

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  • THANKFUL TREE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, FAMILY WORSHIP, RITUALS

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    My girls are growing up so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing, I don’t want to forget all the minute details of their first few years.  So many jobs on my to do list feature some kind of memory making- like putting photo albums together, writing down the first words of my children so I won’t forget them and remembering to take the camera out on walks to record those funny little moments. Time seems to be passing quicker than I can record it! Sound familiar? Continue reading

  • ONE FROSTY MORNING

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: OUTDOORS, SEASONS

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    Yesterday morning we woke up to a white world. The branches bejeweled with tiny crystals and a misty haze hovering over the ground. Frosty mornings are crisp and clear and I marveled at how this dusting of ice made everything look beautiful in the still morning air. Even the wheelie bin and it’s cobwebs looked delicate. The iron gates with extra ornamentation, embellished by natures own geometry. I simply had to go out (a cold and grumpy toddler in tow) with the camera and record these fleeting moments of beauty. Continue reading