Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday Five: Assumed Identities

The question of the day today was “What five characters would you switch places with for a day?”

A day? Must I limit it to a day? And what day would that be? Their best day? Their worst day? Their most memorable day? Their most ordinary day? What a challenge!!!

Characters in a book? A Movie? A painting? Maybe characters I have known in my life. The possibilities are endless. I’m going with stream of consciousness. Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

Sunday is Women’s Equality Day, the day the 19th Amendment was ratified and women got the vote. Women’s Equality Day is a day I celebrate every year by inviting friends to share a meal and the story of a woman who shaped their lives. It’s a way of recognizing our foremothers and a way of seeing the work of their hands and hearts and heads. Last year, the story I shared was the story of Rev. Florence Li Tim Oi, the first woman priest in the Anglican communion. This year I’m sharing the story of story of my friend Mary: Continue reading

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An Outrageous Otherness

“Eat my flesh,” “Drink my blood”— Sounds strange to my ears. Does it sound strange to you? “Eat my flesh” “Drink my blood”—that’s no way to gain a following; that’s no way to build a community around a table. And yet there it is— “Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you will have no part in me.” How odd. How strange. How outrageous! Continue reading

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Focus on Friends

This week the Friday Five focus is on friends—five friends who have shaped our lives.  An interesting topic for a week in which I learned that one of my closest friends has been diagnosed with a tenacious cancer.  I find … Continue reading

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Friday Five: August 10

REV GAL BLOG PALS FRIDAY FIVE 1.  Have you planned anything for the fall/winter  that you are so proud of yourself for doing so?  What is it? One for the fall and one for the winter: For the fall we … Continue reading

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La Vida Nueva

Death has a way of pulling a thread in the cloth of life. What was is no more and what is left can be confusing, frightening and filled with uncertainty. It can feel like you’re living inside a big question mark. We have all been there. We have all been in that place of chaos and confusion. We have all lived through times when things just fall apart. Continue reading

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Friday Five

What are 5 things you do or things you have bought that have made your life simpler/easier to manage? 1.  Rolling out of bed onto my bike and riding the bike path first thing in the morning.  I get my … Continue reading

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