Posts Tagged: Sally Lloyd-Jones

For Father’s Day…

One of the most beautiful titles God ever gives himself—along with Defender of Widows—is Father to the Fatherless. Isn’t that wonderful? And he loves us not because we do it right. Not because we do anything. He loves us just because he loves us. It’s the best news for each of us this Father’s Day…. Read more »

Thoughts for today: Still shining

CLOUDS AND MOUNTAINS AND STARS Have you noticed that when it’s cloudy you can’t see the stars? And that sometimes clouds can hide even mountains from you? (Or even skyscrapers?!) For a moment it seems as if there are no stars shining, no mountains standing. Have the mountains moved? Have the stars stopped shining? No…. Read more »

Picture books for welcoming a new baby

You might not know this but I am a big sister. When I was about two—long ago, back in the time of caves, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and parents left children in cars—my little newborn baby sister and I were left in the back of our car while our parents popped out—just a second…. Read more »

Thoughts for Today: LOVE

LOVE What is love? Is it a feeling in your heart? The Bible says Love is much more: it is patient and kind, never bears a grudge, doesn’t demand its own way, always wants the best for someone else, never puts itself first, never gets jealous, isn’t proud, doesn’t boast, isn’t rude, always hopes, never… Read more »

The secret to peace no storm can destroy…

Sheep Hill 2017 was a year of so much hard news—attacks, shootings, political strife—so many days when it was impossible to know what to say. Near the end of the year a tiny island off the coast of Northern Ireland had something to say to me. So—why is this little island with its steep almost… Read more »

Thoughts for Today: The New Year

TODAY (the last of the year, the first of a new one) Every morning we enter a new day. Who knows what the day will bring? God knows. Which is why he tells us not to be afraid. He has already gone ahead of us into the new day. He knows the way, what will… Read more »

Family resources for Christmas and Advent

We’re so excited. By popular request, we have put together an Advent Guide and we’re giving it away free to you and whoever else you think may love it. (It’s our way to say THANK YOU to all of you who have supported this book that is now–incredibly–in it’s 10th year). From Sally’s introduction in… Read more »

The Time of Singing — the wonder of advent

It’s Advent – Time for singing! And carols! (And, if you’re a Brit, mince pies!) When the Angel told Mary that she would give birth to God’s baby boy, Mary’s response was to sing – the Magnificat. When the angels announced the news to the shepherds, they sang it out across the heavens. And when… Read more »

Beauty hiding in plain sight

I was walking in Central Park when I was stopped by this tree. It was only tiny—totally dwarfed by the great elms. But it was caught by the sun—as if in a spotlight—and transformed into a blazing bush. Moses was minding his own business when something caught his eye—a bush was behaving oddly… he came… Read more »

Thankful for the trees, those great incandescent angels of light

As a Brit first coming to the United States, I couldn’t believe that a whole holiday could be centered around being grateful. It struck me as so beautiful. It still does. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. What are you grateful for? Have you started a list? I’m a big list maker. (I’ve even been… Read more »