#AdventBookClub: Day 20

True Identity: (from a speech)

“when you can hear in your heart, not in your head, that you are truly God’s beloved daughter… everything turns around.”

Certainly spent long enough thinking through whether “really” accepted … was then going say had a ‘feeling of peace’ – but even then can’t trust feelings, just have to trust, and go ahead on that basis.

Our Mission: Isaiah 49:1-2Jeremiah 1:4-5

Loved before we were born, and after we die (and whilst we’re living too I hope!) .. that always raises questions for me about if I was chosen, what about anyone else – then I think we are all chosen, but we have to choose to want to be chosen? Does that make any sense..

Prayer: ‘Consecrated us into your care’ …

Advent Action: “Wear a sprig of holly as a sign of our goal to do good and as a symbol of eternal life.” I have holly in my garden I have seen – with berries and everything …

Now off to check out Pam’s post.

Can I just say… it’s been a lovely day. I managed to get up on time, fought the wind/rain, the bus arrived 60 seconds after getting to the stop, stopped early, got to train station in plenty of time, got a good seat, got some work done, arrived early enough in London to pop off to Kensal Green to pick up the authentic Brazilian flavouring for black beans (I got a taste for it when I lived in Mogi das Cruzes), arrived in plenty of time for giving a talk at Oasis College, which I really enjoyed, and the staff/students seemed to enjoy/find helpful, posted a tweet to see if anyone wanted to meet at Liverpool Street as finished in plenty of time, and got to meet with @batty_towers for a 20 min chat, before a decent seat on the train, picked up by my Mum, nice meal, and now heading to bed with Book 3 of the Narnia Series – that’s The Horse and His Boy as far as my series is concerned .. whilst catching up with Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience as a police officer… Prayers for good sleep & concentration for the forthcoming week 🙂


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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.

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