Ron Glusenkamp quotes Frederick Buechner:
Doubt is the ants in the pants of faith. It keeps it alive and moving.
with an activity encouraged, rather like #3goodthings, to write down ways in which God has been faithful to me today.
Today’s piece from Maggi Dawn is reminding me that should I ever earn enough ££, I would love to visit Israel and see the original ‘Biblelands’ .. know lots of people who’ve been with Oak Hall – they all say – exhausting but brilliant… but adds another layer of understanding to the Bible stories (in today’s story, particularly the ‘turning away from the Inn’)… the one-roomed family party house – was it too full, or was Mary’s condition too much of a disgrace?
Jesus doesn’t ask us to sweep our our lives before he will be born within us. He asks only that we find whatever space we can, and do not delay, because his birth (and our rebirth) is imminent. He doesn’t wait for a rapturous and well-prepared welcome. He doesn’t turn down our humble, imperfect and perhaps even slightly grudging invitation. He doesn’t ask for satin and velvet, diamonds and Dom Perignon. He’ll be born wherever. All we have to do is make space for him.
Happy Christmas to all (breakfast was 930am – hence earlier get up than most other days so far this week!)
See what else #Christmasmeans for me…
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.