Prepare the Way of the Lord: (from The Road to Daybreak)
Advent – intended to be deep time to prepare for the coming of Christ (not the presents, etc.). Christ wants to join us – but we need to be truly open (in order to hear, etc…)
A reminder of the difference between the urgent & the important … Time disappears in a whirl .. and we think we have all day to take time for prayer – and suddenly it’s evening (oh yes, know that feeling – not that I’ve ever planned an actual day of prayer!!)
Born Again: 1 Peter 1:22-23
Not entirely sure how the 2 work together, but “Your new life is not like your old life.” is a good section to remember.
Prayer: “lead us out of your darkness into the light of your grace”
Ah, so we need to be open, to allow the grace in – so that our new life will not be like our old life!
Advent Action: Um – salt is a sign of purification so give up salting your food today (I don’t usually anyway – more than enough in most foods we get!)
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.