Today’s #lentphotos is “Spirit” – so I went over to Seed Resources, and found this pic I’d taken on the Scilly Isles – decided that was my choice for today:
I just love this thought – though God starts his transformative work with us when we agree to let him in – he doesn’t force us to change – we remain imperfect humans, and he walks alongside us as “the cure has begun”. If we had a quirky sense of humour before – we probably still have one, along with any annoying habits … and some may be appropriate to change – other bits of it are related to ‘who we are’…. as we move from baby food to something more substantial!
A challenge to have a ‘car-free day’ each week – as someone who’s had a car for 4-5 years now, and only has added about 12,000 miles to the clock – including a couple of big North/South drives … not sure this is so much for me, although I do try and think before I get the car out… sometimes I think the half-mile to the gym – but to be honest – it’s more important that I get there at the moment!!
‘Keep nothing back,’ suggests CS Lewis in Mere Christianity. ‘Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours.’
What do we ‘hold onto’ that we could more freely give to the world… making me think – includes our talents …
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.