Here’s me reading today’s poem (and the picture above, Mark Fletcher created at Greenbelt a couple of years ago, and sent to me knowing my love for all things Keep Calm)
Sally responds most days with abstract artwork that draws me in, and a new poem – I particularly chimed with this:
let me be centered,
Inspired by what Natalie has said:
I know this is a luxury. If I had a job, or if the kids weren’t at school, I’d have to carry on, but by resting – if only for an hour or two – I’ll be back to full power by the time I’m actually needed.
Something I’m struggling with a lot. Inspired by this last week (but still v aspirational, rather than reality):
Fascinating insights into the life of Marjoe Gortner, and somewhat of a challenge to the notion of ‘celebrity culture’ I think in Maggi’s thoughts today. Drawing on Matthew 4, and the temptation of Jesus, we are to think about how we facilitate temptation those in positions of leadership, and particularly the need to resist ‘hero worshipping’ those who have become ‘known’ in the ‘Christian circuit’.
On that night, time for bed! My to-do list remains undented tonight, something I want to see happen more!
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.