Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Ideas!

Warning! Its Mothers Day soon (in the UK anyway), have you got a Mothers Day gift yet? I haven’t yet – and while pondering options, I absentmindedly wondered onto Amazon and wondered what results I would get if I did a search for “Christian Mum”.

I’ve taken what I’ve found, and turned it into The Church Sofa Last Minute Christian Mothers Day Gift Idea list. (Beware! Affiliate links are found below)

Something to write in.

Is the mum figure someone who likes writing stuff, there’s this woman’s journal…

Not sure how if its women focused, or if its the same thing as something else – but packaged differently. I’m just happy to see a lack of pink. (Find it here)

Something to listen to

Amazon has the full track list, but I wonder. How did the record company work out what worship tunes to include on this?

Something to help people pray?

Well Amazon had this… 

Something to start conversations with…

Perfect to evangelise the school run!

Amazon Link

Something to watch…

DVD available from Amazon, and I’ve heard rumours that its a good fun Christian movie – that doesn’t take itself too seriously!

What are your ideas for mothers day gifts? (Help me out here)

Do you want to meet a Savior (Not a snowman…)

What if, Ana didn’t ask Elsa if she wanted to build a snowman?

What if, Ana spoke to Else about Jesus instead?

Would it have saved a lot of hassle?*

*With that in mind, if Elsa hadn’t gone all ice crazy, then she would had never made Olaf. Which would have been sad.

Eating “Apocalypse Food”

What happens when a couple of Buzzfeed reporters try food sold by American Televangelist Jim Bakker…

Considering the state of some of the supermarkets around here in the aftermath of Storm Emma, perhaps Exeter could do with some of this guys food buckets.

When A Church Blesses Guns?

While the kids in America are busy being amazing, and making America seem to begin to question their current gun control laws, one church seems to be doing the exact opposite, and is telling couples to bring their semi-automatic rifles to a blessing ceremony this week.

According to thehill.com

A church in northeast Pennsylvania is telling couples to bring their semi-automatic rifles to a blessing ceremony next week.

The event is meant to give couples an opportunity “to show their willingness to defend their familiars, communities and nation,” The Times-Tribune in Scranton reported.

It will take place at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pa., on Wednesday.

“All of the weapons in the ceremony will be checked to make sure they are unloaded, with a zip tie so that no bullets can be inserted,” Sanctuary Church president Richard Panzer said in an email, according to the The Times-Tribune.

(Panzer goes on to suggest that if the teachers were armed, then “many lives could have been saved”. Because when you go to school, you expect your teachers to have an AR15 to compliment their standard teaching supplies.)

Thankfully some news outlets aren’t shy in pointing out that unification church is often referred to as a cult. (One of which is The Sun).

But I do worry that this can be easily spun as an another case of the church in America, (and as such The Church), being pro-gun… While anti-gun marches have names like “March For Our Lives”.

I cant help but think that an event like March For Our Lives, sounds like something the church in America should be getting behind?