Saturday, October 27, 2012

All Saints Day.

 November 1st is All Saints Day. I enjoy celebrating it because it has given us the opportunity to learn about and appreciate the many Christians who have set us an example of faith over the years. We have told stories around the fire, hosted dressed up parties and  played traditional games like apple bobbing. Last year we watched the film Chariots of Fire. This year I think it will be a quiet evening together at home - a film, home made doughnuts and toffee apples and lots of silly games.

Here are a few links to celebration ideas;

 Pumpkin decorating ideas

Saint O Lanterns

Garden lanterns or try these

Film suggestions
Amazing Grace
The Hiding Place
Chariots of Fire

Story sites
Christian Heroes

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Autumn thoughts.

Here are the links to a few autumnal posts I have enjoyed reading.

Autumn store cupboard essentials by the BBC Good Food site.

And  a couple of links to some interesting thoughts on Michaelmas the feast of Michael the Archangel - I found these thought provoking.

Malcolm Guite's sonnets are always reflective.

Michaelmas Dragons and Delight   this post pushed  me a little deeper into the symbolism of the feast.

Some lovely prayers for Autumn