#BIGRead14: Listening Day

Image Source: The Worship Cloud
Image Source: The Worship Cloud


Ah, today’s poem, read by my lovely Australian friend who’s been in the UK for much longer than anticipated!

We live in a busy, noisy world.. (and I am really quite tired) so this is a good reminder:

Return me to silence again.
Let me hear my footsteps, my
heartbeat, my breathing.
Let me hear your Spirit
as it broods over all.

I have been enjoying taking the time to listen (not always good at stopping and listening, but non of these poems are too long)…

#Do1NiceThing: Say hello to people // Well, I’m the crazy person who smiles at strangers so…

Maggi Dawn

God did not say ‘My call is heavy and difficult’ but ‘My yoke is easy and my burden is light’. (Matthew 11:30)

Put aside what other people say you ought to do, and put aside your own mental commentary about what you think God will make you do. Instead, do what Moses did. Follow whatever you find intriguing, intellectually or artistically stimulating; go where your curiosity and your natural gifts lead you; and when you do, keep an ear open, because sooner or later you will hear the voice of God whispering your name.

Eric Liddell had planned to go (back) to China to become a missionary, but believed that God had given him a passion and a skill for running … and in fact his biggest impact on life was not all the Christian work he did throughout his life, but his story as told in Chariots of Fire – his faith in the public square.

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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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