So, I’m staying at my parents, in the middle of nowhere – I came on the train, so no wheels. Was going to go to midnight service with my Mum last night, but she’s fighting off a cold – so instead I ended up working on my consultancy website (I always used to use Christmas to have a big tidy up in my room – to fit in any new things – guess am doing the same with online materials – giving space to be able to focus on the projects that are important in 2013!). As I was up late, I wasn’t quite awake to leave the house at 8am for the Christmas morning service in the village, so extremely thankful that Christmas service activity is decently active this morning (despite the fact that the signal is a little shoddy). My brother goes to Lansdowne Baptist, and so I joined their service a little late (loved watching the kids talking about their presents):
And tagged a few thoughts:
So, as you may have noticed I’ve been following #ChristmasstartswithChrist, or sometimes #cswc (unfortunate that it’s 2 hashtags – more likely to trend if we’d stuck with one – it hasn’t yet I don’t think – and I’m guessing this morning has been busiest time for Church services!):
I’ve not been “feeling particularly Christmassy” so this piece from Kate Bruce is great to refocus the mind – that Christmas truly starts with Christ!
However, heading off to check out #adventbookclub, then I guess I might get dressed… apparently we do have ‘pigs in blankets’ so that’s OK then 🙂
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.