#BIGRead14: Patience

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


Ha, my cousin Hannah is reading this poem today, and we both felt this was a little too apt to us:

Lord of all time,
help me to inhabit time calmly, attending to the pulse
of your grace, the season of your
Spirit and not my own
impatient desire.

I always seem to have so much to do, and am always attempting to dent my to-do list, but have been told this often leads only to a ‘dented Bex’ … so have been working on “yes, I can do that, but maybe not right now”, and even sometimes, no, sorry, I can’t!

New American Standard Bible  (Matt 5:37)
“But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes ‘ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.


#Do1NiceThingWrite some inspirational messages on Post-It notes and randomly leave for people to find.

Maggi Dawn

Ha Ha Ha Luke 10:38-42. the story of Mary and Martha – a story that makes a constant reappearance in my life … as a reminder that life is more than busyness … honestly, no idea if that’s the whole point of it, but for me…

I wrote that before reading Maggi’s reflections, and there is a caution not to apply modern day psychology to historical characters, but an encouragement to think about the culture of the time… and what Martha was really protesting about…

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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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