#BIGRead14: Bodies

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


Well, there’s an interesting topic for today – ‘bodies’ … we all know it’s something I find interesting as I struggle with my own body, and am learning lots from Beyond Chocolate about who to not see our bodies as something to fight and subdue, but something to work with and delight in – whatever weight and shape:

We hold before you the delights and the frights which our bodily nature has given us over the years.

I’m always fascinated by how much emphasis we put on people’s weight – and loved this piece that circulated on Facebook recently – women congratulated for being ‘brave’ to disclose weight, etc..

Image circulated on Facebook.
Image circulated on Facebook.

#Do1GoodThing: Buy seeds ready to create a wildlife garden (or tub or window box!) // Ha, shall I try this again … my gardening failed pretty miserably last year – these things require watering and I’m away a lot. My neighbour would do it, but you know…

Maggi Dawn

The story of the Lost Sheep – often told to say how much each one is valued … given a new slant in that shepherds worked together, so a shepherd going off to search for that lost sheep was putting himself in danger – because sheep, although intelligent – once they get lost are really lost. Although we are encouraged to look for God – without God looking for us we are truly lost.

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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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