#40acts challenge leads to over 2.9million acts of kindness over Lent

Stewardship’s Lent challenge, 40acts, which launched on Ash Wednesday, has led to a wave of over 2.9million acts of generosity over 40 days. The challenge, which comes to an end this Saturday, asks people to do one simple generous act each day over Lent. This year it had 75,000 people taking part, making this year’s challenge the biggest in its five year history. Over the last 40 days participants have cleaned graffiti off local buildings, Continue Reading →

Lent is Coming

So, it’s time for Lent. For once, I haven’t been on top of exactly when it’s coming, as after four years of doing #bigread, we’ve taken a break this year (it’s a huge amount of work, you know) – materials remain available online. Anyway, Lent starts Wednesday, with Easter Day 5th April (I’ll be at Spring Harvest, come join!) So, what will I be engaging with for Lent? I’m already engaged in a discussion group on Continue Reading →

For Lent, join @40Acts?

Last week, I went to a party celebrating that this year will be the 5th year of @40Acts, which has grown from a handful of people to, last year, 45,000 people joining in – with hopes of even more this year. A simple act of generosity every day – check out @40Acts. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Continue Reading →

#BigRead13: Day 20: Humility

#LentPhotos: A Journey Well, that’s an easy one – almost exactly 24 hours ago I took this photo as we prepared for 9ish hours back to the UK – thankfully I slept for most of it (good journey in my books), and watched Life of Pi #BigRead13 Thoughts C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy Bree. “Slavery is all I’m fit for. How can I ever show my face among the free Horses of Narnia? … Of course Continue Reading →

#BigRead13: Day 16: Guises

Ha, #lentphotos today is on “Food” – I’ve just pre-set a whole post on Ugandan food for tomorrow afternoon, so look out for that. Meantime, decided that today’s slightly odd photo would be about being prepared to expect the unexpected – particularly in foreign climes – I love trying a bit of foreign food – but I really thought these were going to be salty/Krakawheat type thing – good to replenish salt in hot climes… Continue Reading →