Soul Food Board

Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the scriptures associated…

What is the Good News in the Gospel?

This is an adaptation of a message I preached for St Peter’s Baptist Church Worcester over Zoom last Sunday. The gospel literally means good spiel. Good news. The reason why I’m able to write this to you today is that my sister sowed the seed of the gospel into my life. I heard it, and…

The great embrace

I miss hugging people in this time of the world wide pandemic. I’m going to hug more often when this is all over! It’s hard keeping your distance when you see people suffering. The Easter story is a story of a great embrace. Transcendent holy God embracing humankind in our suffering by taking upon himself,…

Little garden of Hope

I’ve been following our College and Collective daily challenges to be light in this painful and strange time. You too can see them on our Facebook page here: They’re simple daily challenges ranging from painting a picture for someone to putting up a poster of encouragement in your window. The idea that really caught my…

Stressful times and creativity…

I needed to paint. It’s a way to recreate and be at peace and in this global pandemic I needed to meet with God afresh. Besides, things were getting a little stressful in the Duffett household, with homeschooling and juggling work from home! So here’s what I created in my time of solace and worship.

Painting for people…

This morning someone called round to pick up a painting from my home. It’s one that I’ve worked on over the last 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed painting it. There’s been loads of colour and vibrant light. There’s lots of symbolism and meaning behind the painting which are personal to the person I painted…

‘From/to’ paintings.

Yesterday I spoke at Ridley Hall college in Cambridge on ‘Creative worship.’ Part of the day was a practical for the students to capture something of their story of the ‘from and to.’ The challenge I gave them was to show where they had journeyed from and to where? Here are some of the ‘from…

Night and day shining!

I got to spend the day creating and painting with my daughters. I was commissioned by my friend Andy Putt (in the picture above) who leads ‘streetlight project’ in Wimborne, Dorset. He asked me to paint a corridor by the loos of the centre. And seeing as it was him who asked me, I said…