#40acts challenge leads to over 2.9million acts of kindness over Lent

Stewardship's Lent challenge, 40acts, which launched on Ash Wednesday, has led to a wave of over 2.9million acts of generosity over 40 days. The challenge, which comes to an end this Saturday, asks people to do one simple generous act each day over Lent. This year it had 75,000 people taking part, making this year’s challenge the biggest in its five year history. Over the last 40 days participants have cleaned graffiti off local buildings,…

Lent is Coming

So, it's time for Lent. For once, I haven't been on top of exactly when it's coming, as after four years of doing #bigread, we've taken a break this year (it's a huge amount of work, you know) - materials remain available online. Anyway, Lent starts Wednesday, with Easter Day 5th April (I'll be at Spring Harvest, come join!) So, what will I be engaging with for Lent? I'm already engaged in a discussion group on…

Digital Decluttering & Time Management

I don't do 'New Years Resolutions', choosing rather to change things in small steps throughout the year. The Christmas 'holidays' however, can give a chance to do a bit of extra sorting ... and with my house near-enough in 'maintenance' phase, I turned my attention to my digital spaces, including a  new 2TB hard-drive which rescued 90% of the data from my previous hard drive (which sounded distinctly unhealthy), and allowed reclassification and removal of duplicates, so annual photo…

#Advent20 with @briandraperuk

Summarising the #Advent20 journey with Brian Draper: And so, returning to Advent, we remember the words of the apostle John, as we draw towards this journey's end: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... In him was life, and that life was the light of all [people]. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Brian asked us to sum our the advent journey…

#Advent20

Been enjoying the company of others around the country on Brian Draper's #Advent20 series - and the poem below got me thinking about the pressures on so many on the Christmas season.. being away or abroad for several Christmas's can make you think differently... (hence e-card, rather than paper cards) And if, as weeks go round, in the dark of the moon my spirit darkens and goes out, and soft strange gloom pervades my movements…