Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day Friday Five

Mary Beth writes: It's Boxing Day!

Whatever that may mean to you, I invite you on this day to simply share five things that today, December 26th, will bring for you.

1. Leisure time - for reading, a nap
2. Writing thank-you notes
3. Shopping for, and finding (!) a new refrigerator
4. Laundry
5. Sparring practice this evening.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Five: Countdown to Christmas Edition

Songbird writes...It's true.

There are only five full days before Christmas Day, and whether you use them for shopping, wrapping, preaching, worshiping, singing or traveling or even wishing the whole darn thing were over last Tuesday, there's a good chance they will be busy ones.

So let's make this easy, if we can: tell us five things you need to accomplish before Christmas Eve.

  1. I need to bake cookies with my friend Sandy - we will do that most of today and tomorrow.
  2. I need to finish decorating our trees.
  3. I need to wrap presents.
  4. I need to give one last look at the worship bulletins before they are run.
  5. I need to take some time just to be with all the wonder of this holy season+

Saturday, December 13, 2008

FRIDAY FIVE - Windows of the Soul

This Friday Five is inspired by Sophia's husband's Lasik surgery yesterday....we are praying for his safe recovery and sharing our thoughts on eyes and vision.

1. What color are your beautiful eyes? Did you inherit them from or pass them on to anyone in your family? My eyes are hazel, but contact lenses make them look more green than hazel. My mom's eyes are blue, and my dad's are brown, so mine are the result of some recessive gene stuff going on, I guess!

2. What color eyes would you choose if you could change them?
I would not change my eye color - sticking with green.

3. Do you wear glasses or contacts? What kind? Like 'em or hate 'em?
I have worn some kind of corrective lenses since I was a small child, mostly contacts. I have tried both hard and soft; the gas-permeable lenses work best for me. I don't like or hate them; they are simply a part of life. I am legally blind without correction, so I am just grateful to have the technology to see so well with relative comfort too.

4. Ever had, or contemplated, laser surgery? Happy with the results?
I have been told that I am not a candidate, at least not yet.

5. Do you like to look people in the eye, or are you more eye-shy?
I like to look people in the eye - most intentionally when I offer them the Eucharist. I believel that this is such powerful way to communicate God's "for you" promise in the meal.

Bonus question: Share a poem, song, or prayer that relates to eyes and seeing.
I will work on this one...I Can See Clearly Now is running through my head, but I want to find something else too...