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#BIGRead14: Awakening

Source: The Worship Cloud
Source: The Worship Cloud

#BIGRead14

The theme for the housegroup material this week is ‘Awakenings‘, to which we are thankful to Sheridan Voysey for providing a reflection.

Today’s poem has been read by one of the staff team at LST (at short notice), and focuses on the sense of unwinding at the start of a day, as the dreams inform our daytime behaviour … as we start the day thinking about this as another opportunity to be part of God’s world… and looking at that photo above – a pretty impressive world – but then so is the small stuff (although I’m a big picture person!)

Contrary to many people’s thinking (as I’m a late night/late morning person) – I have seen many a sunrise – I travelled for 18 months, and it was a frequent ‘treat’ in many different countries, usually upon some impressive landscape or seascape. How does it look as it rises on your day however.

Much as I won’t be awake when the sun rises today – I am setting this to post around then – usually writing these in the evening – it’s my birthday, and I want to go to sleep without any blog posts sitting on my  to-do-list 🙂

#Do1NiceThingWalk round your neighbourhood and pick up litter (please wear gloves and use a strong bag) or see if there is anything more you can recycle at home // well, I cleared all the litter that had blown into my garden, and everything I have goes into recycling bin, or charity shop if I’m not using it .. I subscribe to:

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Maggi Dawn

Maggi uses the passage Luke 5:33-39 re fasting which makes me think of various news stories I’ve seen this week:

As someone who works with the church to encourage new ways of ‘being church’, or new ways of augmenting ‘traditional’ church, I like the way that Maggi takes the story of the old/new wineskins to say that Jesus wasn’t saying out with the old (in fact vintage wine is often the best), but nor was he saying reject the new. As a historian – I’m all too aware that there’s rarely one moment that things turn on – usually a slow development of small changes, resulting in something that appears ‘large’ – Maggi applies similar thinking to how church traditions can change, but that we need to keep a new ‘nose’ open for what else we need to engage with…

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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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