A few interesting posts and studies #DigiLit December 2012

Some sites of interest re my recently commissioned book, and other digital literacy topics: How Teens Do Research in the Digital World (Pew Internet) Cell Phone Activities 2012 (Pew Internet) Thoughts about Methodist Social Media policies (which I often recommend to people) 10 Essential Things Parents Need to Know about Cyber-Bullying (PDF, uKnowKids) What Parents Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Controls: "It's critical for parents to understand — even if someone decides to hide…

#AdventBookClub: Christmas Day 7

Only Listen, Only Let Go: (from Journal Article) An encouragement not to over-think much of what happens in the Bible - especially in the story of the Presentation at the Temple.We just have to be part of the story? Walk with them, listen to those who give us stories - maybe strange/frightening... step in & allow them to surround us. Good to know that this evening as fighting off a headache ...so can get out for…

#AdventBookClub: Christmas Day Day 6

The Wide Embrace, The Narrow Gate: The values of childhood? "The eternal Son became a child so that I might become a child again and so reenter with him into the Kingdom of the Father" Children = purer, not polluted by the world, speaks as they find it is the one I always think of ... dreams big and believes everything is possible! How Great is the Reward! Luke 6:20-21. Blessings for being poor, hungry &…

#AdventBookClub: Christmas Day 5

More Than Gifts:  True ministry goes beyond giving of gifts, it involves giving of the self.... Noted, Observed and Experienced - though there's always more... Visit of the Wise Men: Matthew 21:1-2; 9-11 Prayer: Let us leave worries, defeats, failures, doubts, hungers, needs, wants at the manger - enabling us to move forwards unencumbered... Christmas Action: I am not even sure quite what that means - give gifts symbolising gold, frankincense & myrrh to someone needing help on…

#AdventBookClub: Day 4

Turning Loneliness into Solitude: (from Reaching Out) Sounds quite like experiences of depression - waiting for the dawn, clinging to all kinds of things hoping that this time there will be a different way out ... but that if listen "to our restless hearts" we may find joy in sadness, peace in fears, and compassion in the midst of greed. I guess I've been taking time out this week - Christmas for many = a mad shopping…
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