2017

Our well-being Advent calendar

Advent is a time of preparation and waiting. Yet it is often also stressful.

Our calendar offers different ways each day to build up positive well-being, reflecting on Scripture through the season.

It may be controversial but…

'The Christmas period is often marked by a time of indulgence, after all it is a feast. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy healthy food as part of it'

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Change makes change

Sometimes the littlest things make the greatest difference

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The most precious thing we have

We all have something we can give: our time

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Bishop Libby Lane welcomes you to Advent

Behind each of the 28 online doors, you will find a wide variety of creative things to do to increase well-being for yourself and for others.

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Holding back a tidal wave

Together we can bring about change for families living in debt.

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All knowing God, break down our assumptions

Join us in praying for children who, like Rosie, face difficulties at home and school

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Berryless Bake Off, what will we do?!

How will a nation gripped with The Great British Bake Off get our baking competition fix now?

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‘Who do you say that I am?’

How should we respond to the refugee crisis?

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Break the darkness with the light of Christingle

We shuffle in, out of the cold. It isn’t long before we are handed a bizarre object. As the lights fade, sweets are stealthily swallowed.

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Connect through Christmas cards

Have you sent your Christmas cards?

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Give us tears, more tears Lord

Help us to pray for those whose stories we read

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‘They never gave up… I really needed that.’

Join us praying for children who feel they have no option but to run away.

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Fill in the blank

Today’s action is a blank canvas, inspiration rather than instruction, an open invitation to be creative. So it would be rather ironic to tell you what to do beyond suggesting...

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Marnie's Story

Marnie was 16 when she was struggling to make friends and was falling behind with her school work. This is her story.

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Unless you are a theologian…

Take some time out today

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Go ahead, play!

We are called to be more child-like

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Waste not, want not

Giving is good for us

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Happy
Christmas

Happy Christmas!

O come let us adore him…

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‘O holy night! The stars are brightly shining’

There is nothing that stirs the soul and encapsulates Christmas quite like this carol...

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One girl summed up a key preoccupation of her generation

Jim shares why it’s important that we’re listening and listened to

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Mmmmm marmite!

Exercise: love it or hate it?

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Jenny's story

Every child’s story matters: this is Jenny’s

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Sarah's Story

Put in care at 10. Moved around different foster parents, Sarah started running away.

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‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’

Giving shows that we are part of something bigger than ourselves

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People without a front

Join us in praying for children like Marnie.

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Let there be peace

Let harsh memories burst into fireworks that melt

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Rosie’s story

Each week we are sharing the story of a young person we’ve supported

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What was Boaz before he met Ruth?

Grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy these one-liners from the witty Kate Bottley.

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Put the phone down! Stop scrolling

What’s catching your attention?

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