Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday Five April 4, 2008

Sally asked...

With this Sunday's gospel reading in mind, that wonderful revelation of Christ to the companions on the Emmaus road. I wonder where you might have been surprised by God's revelation recently.

So with no further waffle I offer you this weeks Friday 5:

How has God revealed him/herself to you in a:

1. Book
I am in love with Alexander McCall Smith's series "The First Ladies Detective Agency". The protagonist is a strong wise African woman named Precious Ramotswe. As I read each volume (there are 7 or 8 now), I delight in a woman who is filled with a spirit of grace, wisdom and wit. She points me to an image of the woman of God God wants me to be.

This one is harder - my memory about films is very short - so I can enjoy them again and again as if for the first time. The Green Mile jumped to the tip of my tongue as I read the question, so I will leave it at that.

3. Song many, but I'll say psalm 141 as it is sung in the ELW hymnal evening prayer and Marty Haugen's Holden Evening Prayer settings

4. Another person
My husband...never have I known someone so filled with grace toward me. I do not deserve him, but he is mine and I am his.

5. Creation
Mornings at Glen Lake, in northern lower Michigan - think of your left hand - palm out- as lower Michigan. Look to the left side of your ring finger - that's where Glen Lake is. The waters are almost as blue as parts of the Caribbean, and sunrise and for 2 weeks each summer I get to spend my devotional time in the early morning there. Above picture is of the moon rising over said lake...beautiful!

Bonus answer: your choice- share something encouraging/ amazing/ humbling that has happened to you recently!
Without a doubt - the warm welcome and time shared with 21 amazing women at the RGBP Big Event


Sally said...

WONDERFUL!! I love that photo

cheesehead said...

Great play!

Diane said...

oh! Holden evening Prayer! Great play!

p.s. I like the title of your blog, too.

LutheranChik said...

Imagine Holden Evening Prayer AT Glen Lake! (My favorite getaway place is across the way in Empire.)

RevAnne said...

The Green Mile...great choice. And great play!

mid-life rookie said...

Oh, oh, oh... I love the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. We had to read the first one in CPE for culture studies. I rushed to the library and checked out the next three. I've read everything that's out so far. Also, can I be a blog buddy?