And there was a shepherdess

Here’s this year’s Christmas story for you… You say that it’s a fairy story for children, but while it’s true that I was a child, there were plenty of adults present who saw what I saw. What’s more, those were angels, not fairies. You say the facts don’t add up and that the dates don’tContinue reading “And there was a shepherdess”

The Little Hen’s Egg

I’m going to tell this story to the pre-school children tomorrow.  Against the background of my current reading about a Steady State Economy (“Enough is Enough” – Rob Dietz & Dan O’Neill), it feels appropriate.  So – are you sitting comfortably?  Then I’ll begin … Once upon a time, there was a little hen.  SheContinue reading “The Little Hen’s Egg”

The Christmas Wolf

There’s a little voice in my head asking what’s wrong with the Christmas stories in the Bible, that I feel the need to write new ones.  But I can hardly hear that little voice, because of a much louder voice howling like a wolf – “Aarroooooo!”   Here’s this year’s story …   (The biblicalContinue reading “The Christmas Wolf”

Elijah’s Christmas

This is golden oldie, written in 1997.  The bible background is 1 Kings 19.1-18. Elijah’s Christmas The prophet Elijah was sitting in his cave, feeling sorry for himself.  An angel appeared to him and said, ‘Cheer up.  God loves you.’ Elijah said to the angel, ‘That’s easy enough for you to say.  You don’t haveContinue reading “Elijah’s Christmas”

Santa the Wise Man

This was a skit I performed (with the Big Man himself, of course) at our Christmas Eve fancy-dress crib service in 2010 (and repeated at our monthly cafe service, The Junction, last Sunday evening).  I thought it might be appropriate to post it on St Nicholas’ Day today.   Conversation between Father Christmas & AlexContinue reading “Santa the Wise Man”

The Old Woman and the Tree

Once upon a time an old woman moved into a new house.  She wasn’t a very nice woman.  She was rude and unfriendly and didn’t have any friends.  Her new neighbours soon gave up trying to be kind to her, as she was just mean and nasty in return. In the garden of the woman’sContinue reading “The Old Woman and the Tree”