#AdventBookClub: Day 10

Passionate Waiting: Not sure I can quite get my head around what is written in here … the tie in of passion & waiting makes some sense – in that if you are passionate about something, and that you recognise that change takes time … then it’s worth waiting for (thinking of knowledge about 1% changes, etc.)…

Waiting for the Lord: Isaiah 25:6, 8-9 – sounds like a good party – who said God was a stick in the mud ‘will wipe away the tears from all faces’, as we ‘rejoice in his salvation’.

Been reading a lot of The Narnia Chronicles at the moment as I prepare for #bigread13 .. I’ve read Rowan Williams book, read the first 2 of the series (starting with Magician’s Nephew), & watched the 3 recent films … giving me some interesting insights into living a life, and taking responsibility for our own lives!

Prayer: Beautiful prayer re: wiping away our own tears, recognition of blessings, but also that we recognise others that need our help – there’s so many opportunities to give small encouragements, etc…  it’s not all about the big actions.

Advent Action: Requests us to say ‘yes, always’ to God. I always feel that I’m feeling my way with God – he’s probably being clear with what he’s saying to me – I don’t feel I can give an unqualified yes because I’m not sure if I’ve heard right or not – e.g. moving to Durham was a hard decision as I was giving up a permanent (if part time role) on 2 higher grade points than the new, contract based role – but despite things not being straightforward since arriving – – waiting on a lot of things – I still feel I’m in the right place, and the odd message of encouragement from others really helps keep that focus…

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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst  (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.

2 replies on “#AdventBookClub: Day 10”

This is where I’m at . . . Waiting for God too be as I hang out in limbo not knowing if I’m just missing God’s voice or I’ve not missed it. Sigh. Thomas Merton said that obedience often starts with waiting.

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