Marriage Matters, Don’t Awaken Love Before It’s Time, S1, E4

Marriage Matters, Don’t Awaken Love Before It’s Time, S1, E4

Andy B and Jo jump right in with Song of Songs, the book in the bible all about marriage. And in this book, we are warned more than once – ‘Do not awaken love before it’s time’.

This is a gentle way of telling us about intimacy in relationships and the best time to awake this kind of love is when we are married.

Find out why this is important as Andy B and Jo discuss intimacy in and out of marriage.

Christingle 2021

Christingle 2021

This year, Jo Jo is joined by Dave the Dog who shows us how to make a Christingle, well -Dave the Dog style!

Dave the Dog collected up all the elements of a Christingle as instructed by Andy B and asks JoJo to put it together for him. As far as Dave is concerned his Christingle is the same as Andy’s, but Jo Jo has her doubts, see what you think!

Christingle is the good news of Jesus in a nutshell – well in an orange – or in Dave the Dog’s case – in a lemon – Don’t ask, just watch this year’s Christingle.

Crafty Christmas 2021

Crafty Christmas 2021

The BerryBunch 2021 Crafty Christmas special edition. Andy B and Jo Jo take us through building your own super simple, nativity scene for your home.

Comfort At Christmas

Comfort At Christmas

Lochan na h-Achlaise on Rannoch Moor, https://www.facebook.com/SpectacularScotland Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who

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BerryBunch updates

BerryBunch updates

We’ve been having some issues with the hosting of our website lately. It went offline a couple of times, and there’s a good chance that will happen again in the next day or two, perhaps semi-permanently.

Marriage Matters, Season 1, Episode 3, ‘What did you say?’

Marriage Matters, Season 1, Episode 3, ‘What did you say?’

In this week’s episode of Marriage Matters, Andy and Jo are focusing on communication in marriage – healthy communication, misunderstandings, and arguments – the good, the bad and the ugly!

Let’s be honest, we all make mistakes, say the wrong thing, raise our voices and so on…join Andy and Jo as they share their experiences; being honest about an incident involving a cushion!

This week is wrapped around scripture to keep us on the right track when it comes to communicating with our spouses, starting with wholesome, healthy, good communication – a very good place to start – and end!

Andy and Jo are not afraid to admit that things go wrong in marriages, that they have misunderstood one another from time to time – it happens!

BerryBunch.family Light Party, 2021 – The Light shines in the darkness

BerryBunch.family Light Party, 2021 – The Light shines in the darkness

‘The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it’ (NLT) – John1:5
In this year’s Light Party, you are in for a treat – No Trick – All Treat! You’ll never guess what, Andy and Jo are joined by none other than Dave the Dog. Dave is actually in the studio, for real, ‘in person’ – well ‘in dog’!
Now, just so you know, Dave the Dog does not like the dark and was happy to show up for the Light Party, knowing that it was all about light – the opposite of darkness – and that the studio would be well lit…. but there’s a problem.
Dave finds himself in darkness more than once, tune in to find out what happens and how Dave handles himself in the studio – will Dave behave himself, what will he make of the microphones and what will Dave’s take be on all these Light Party treats we have in store for you?

Light Party, 2021, Good to go!

Light Party, 2021, Good to go!

Dave the Dog helps Jo – well, he sort of does.

Our 2021 Light Party is nearly ready to go live for you, nicely ahead of 31st October, whatever your situation. As ever, with all our produced resources, they’re free for you to share, stream or download.

But, we thought you might enjoy this short clip of Dave the Dog, Live in the Studio – with Jo Jo – helping her talk about carving a pumpkin!

Look out for our full length episode, which will be ready for you on 21st October!

Marriage Matters, From this Day Forward, S1, E2

Marriage Matters, From this Day Forward, S1, E2

Andy and Jo are thinking about how 2 become one, 2 halves make a whole, 2 become one flesh, 1 + 1 = 1, or is it 2 + 1 = 5? You will just have to join Andy and Jo to find out what this maths is all about!

To put it more simply, when making a marriage commitment, you go from being just you and from this Day Forward, as they say, you are a couple, a pair, married persons.

What does this mean for us as individuals?

BerryBunch.family Christingle 2021 Advert

BerryBunch.family Christingle 2021 Advert

If you’ve ever wondered what a Christingle is, then look no further.

Because, with a little help from Dave the Dog, Andy and Jo take us through how to make  Christingle, as they retell the Christmas Story, with a little Dave the Dog assistance.

60 Second Update, Issue 1

60 Second Update, Issue 1

In Case You Missed It

60 Seconds is all it takes to make sure you’ve not missed out on any of our posts, videos and resources – or exciting events we’ve got coming up.

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Blinded be the Light!

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Blinded be the Light!

In this episode, JoJo tells us about a guy called Paul who is blinded by the light – literally!

Paul was, not to put too fine a point on it, quite a nasty man who was doing terrible things to the people he didn’t like and then – Dum, Dum, Dum – he changed……

What on earth happened to Paul, where did this bright light come from, what will Paul do and more importantly what will Dave the Dog make of all this!?

Little Blessings Online, Season 5 Episode 7, Blinded by the Light!

Little Blessings Online, Season 5 Episode 7, Blinded by the Light!

In Season 5, Episode 7, of Little Blessings Online, JoJo and Andy B are looking cool in their shades as they focus on light!

Although, they have some problems at the start and need to use torches and fairy lights to see, it’s all good and we get to see Sunlight, Moonlight, Lightning and much, much more.

Andy and JoJo light up the place this week, so why don’t you join them, and you too could wear your sunglasses!

Marriage Matters – Longevity & the D Word, S1, E1

Marriage Matters – Longevity & the D Word, S1, E1

Andy and Jo kick off this brand-new series of Marriage Matters, looking at how we keep going and they go there – they talk openly about the D word – Divorce!

No way, I hear you cry – and the unmentionable on the first episode as well!

How can Andy and Jo talk about a lasting marriage, and Divorce, in the same episode, in the same sentence – this all sounds like Marriage Madness, not Marriage Matters. Or is it?

Marriage Matters – Coming Soon, Longevity and the ‘D’ Word

Marriage Matters – Coming Soon, Longevity and the ‘D’ Word

Our very first Episode of Marriage Matters goes Live this Saturday, from 4pm (UK time).

We thought we’d start with something low key, so we ‘re starting start our brand New Podcast by discussing Staying Married, and Getting Divorced. Nice and easy topics to warm us up!

You’ll find each Episode right here – on the BerryBunch.family website. And you can chose to Listen to the Podcast, Watch the video, or Read the Transcript.

New From Old

New From Old

“that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”

Ephesians 4:22-24 (NASB)

Yesterday I was reminded of a simpler time, when I was a boy in our village. The pride of every lad was his wheels, his bicycle whether it was new or old. We all knew and respected one elderly man known as “Spadgie,” a big strong ex-miner who walked with a stick. What endeared this man to the village lads was his expertise with bikes; he could fix any problem needing attention. But he particularly specialised in building bikes at a low cost from recycled parts. Spadgie worked out of his garden shed a few doors away from me, I remember visiting him in his wee workshop. His shed was an Aladdin’s Cave of old bike parts of every make, colour and shape, most of which he was given by villagers. Many times in my childhood wheels or brakes were renewed on my bike by Spadgie at little or no cost. Not long after reminiscing of this old gentleman I found myself reading todays verse, I saw a connection between my memory of Spadgie and the Scripture.

BerryBunch.family Light Party, 2021 – The Light shines in the darkness

BerryBunch.family Light Party, 2021 – The Light shines in the darkness

‘The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it’ (NLT) – John1:5
In this year’s Light Party, you are in for a treat – No Trick – All Treat! You’ll never guess what, Andy and Jo are joined by none other than Dave the Dog. Dave is actually in the studio, for real, ‘in person’ – well ‘in dog’!
Now, just so you know, Dave the Dog does not like the dark and was happy to show up for the Light Party, knowing that it was all about light – the opposite of darkness – and that the studio would be well lit…. but there’s a problem.
Dave finds himself in darkness more than once, tune in to find out what happens and how Dave handles himself in the studio – will Dave behave himself, what will he make of the microphones and what will Dave’s take be on all these Light Party treats we have in store for you?

Light Party, 2021, Teaser

Light Party, 2021, Teaser

Dave the Dog helps Jo – well, he sort of does.

Our 2021 Light Party is nearly ready to go live for you, nicely ahead of 31st October, whatever your situation. As ever, with all our produced resources, they’re free for you to share, stream or download.

But, we thought you might enjoy this short clip of Dave the Dog, Live in the Studio – with Jo Jo – helping her talk about carving a pumpkin!

Look out for our full length episode, which will be ready for you on 21st October!

Andy B, Teaching: What is Reverence? (October 2021)

Andy B, Teaching: What is Reverence? (October 2021)

Is reverence something we need, as Christians, in the current world?

Is reverence a bygone requirement for believers, surpassed by the death and resurrection of Jesus?

Is reverence something we should be bothered about in our churches and families?

Andy B takes a look at something that he has been thinking through, and about, for more than 2 and a half years; pondering and chewing what he saw as a lack of reverence in so many churches, it seems normal.