“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Five

Sally, over at RevGals offers this Friday Five - a quick one!

 1.What has encouraged you? I have been searching, or actually yearning, for a new Spiritual Director for sometime - every since I left my long time SD in Arizona. Yesterday I had my first session with the woman who I think will be my new SD. I'm excited to begin the journey. It's always good to have someone to companion with and help process life. After some fourteen years with one person and three years without an SD, it's good to get back on track!

2. What has inspired you? I'm reading Joan Chittister, "Called to Question" and am appreciating the way she articulates the "Spiritual/Religious" paradigm. It's provoking me to think somethings through for myself. (See previous posts, and please comment if you are inclined, I am curious what others think).

3. What has challenged you? I have some unbloggable stuff going on in my personal life which needs my attention, a reminder that once a parent, always a parent.

4. What has made you smile? I am excited about the baptism on Sunday - a parishioner family who came to church last summer, then disappeared (because they moved an hour away), but wants to have their baby baptized at our church. I'm so glad to see them again and look forward to this time!

Also, our garden is beginning to really take shape - I have broccoli heads on the plants, ate lettuce from my garden in my salad last night, and am about to plant beans and cucumbers. I just love having a garden!

5. What has brought a lump to your throat or a tear to you eye in a good way? Can't say that anything has done this, at least not so far....