Jesus Tree visual reflections

As part of my 2021 Lenten discipline, I decided to continue the project I’d started in Advent (see my Jesse Tree illustrations) – using the Jesus Tree Lent Devotion resource by TribeOfManyArrows on Etsy, I spent each day of Lent reflecting on a story from Jesus’ life from childhood to resurrection.

Familiar words anew

Sermon for 13 February 2022, 3rd Before Lent (Year C) Readings: Psalm 1; Luke 6.17-26 In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks powerful words of consolation (and caution).  These are Luke’s version of what we call the ‘Beatitudes’: the blessings given by Jesus in his teaching. It’s likely that you are more familiar with the eight sayingsContinue reading Familiar words anew

From doubt to joy

Sermon for 6 February 2022, 4th before Lent Year C. Readings: Isaiah 6.1-8; Luke 5.1-11 I rather like February – in the Church calendar it’s often a lovely period of ‘Ordinary time’ (which is church speak for a time outside of the major seasons). For me, it’s an opportunity to regather my bearings after theContinue reading “From doubt to joy”

Advent Illustrations 2021

The first two chapters of Luke are a rich concert of songs sung by Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, Angels (and Solomon). This series of daily illustrations represents a slow reflection on how our familiar characters were responding to the Holy Spirit, and the songs that were filling their hearts.