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#AdventBookClub: Day 24: Pouring Out

So, I haven’t gone to bed yet, so as far as I’m concerned it’s still Christmas Eve 🙂

Brian Draper #Advent20 finishes:

‘Today – of all days! –

I will try not
to wonder what might have been,
had it all gone according to my plans;
nor even what the future holds,
forever just out of my reach.

The wonder is that you reach,
to here, now –

Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace –

and here am I:
one small step,
from darkness into light.”

Ron Glusenkamp:

“Our lives this Advent should be walking thank-you notes to God for the precious Gift of His Son”

with a reminder to regularly focus upon how we are blessed, and take the effort to audibly recognise those around us!

Maggi Dawn encourages us to look back at the promises that Mary was given, and deals with the question as to why we still have poverty etc…

… James takes the same point as James – Justice – and bangs the nail home, saying bluntly that the gospel is neither an abstract faith not a promise of God’s intervention, but a call to practical activism.”

Definitely interested in practical expressions of faith – good to read blogs such as God and Politics… as Pam Webster puts it “to not harbour God’s presence inside ourselves, but to let it pour out.”

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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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