So, my book is still on my desk, a headache is sending me to bed shortly … but a quick check of Pam and Sara’s blog posts, and I see the core themes of today are on ‘light in the darkness’ and a comparison of Genesis 1/John 1 – the beginnings (interesting – been looking at those recently in relation to one of the poems that we’re using for #bigread14 – wondering if we would do John 1 as if it was the opening scene of Stars Wars or… )
I went over to Seed Resources and found this picture by my young friend Livi – which to me depicts a light in the darkness, but also the one who gives us the opportunity for new beginnings:
… and this picture came into my RSS feed re light in the darkness.
I am also getting Brian Draper’s Advent 20 material, which starts today with “This journey, after all, is not about charging from A to B, but finding a way to travel, through to Christmas,” with an encouragement from Henri Neuwen to look out for small opportunities to offer love to others:
He concludes: “Each step is like a candle burning in the night. It does not take the darkness away, but it guides us through the darkness. When we look back after many small steps of love, we will discover that we have made a long and beautiful journey.”
Me, I’m going to turn all lights off, and hope that tomorrow wakes up to a brighter day!
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) 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.