Friday Five – Blank Slate!


Berry on the Trail – January 2015

Over at RevGals the suggestion is to use a less conventional lens to think about the blank slate of 2016.

Food: We participate in a CSA -Community Supported Agriculture through Taproot Farms. Despite my best efforts, some stuff still goes bad before we use it up, sometime because my husband, if left to his own devices, will cook potatoes and carrots every day for supper. Sometimes it’s because I am not home for supper three days in a row. My goal for 2016 is to make a meal plan with him in order to use it up and/or share what we won’t be able to use with someone before it goes bad.

Reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic: Make some time for weekly blogging beyond the Friday Five and my sermon post.  I have any number of posts half written and then I get perfection paralysis! Just write and post!

Relating: As I enter into a new pastoral relationship as an Interim Minister, my hope and prayer is that we can forge solid connections in the midst of the challenging work we need to do.

Mother Earth: I ALWAYS feel better physically, emotionally, spiritually when I spend some time out in the natural world, so why don’t I do it more often? So my intention is to simply get outside more often and breathe deeply, no matter what the weather. As a dog owning friend of mine says, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, there is only bad clothing.”

Creating: Continue to explore photography as a spiritual practice. I am excited and somewhat apprehensive to be part of a show in a little over a month. Pondering picking up piano lessons again.

What are your plans for the New Year?

4 thoughts on “Friday Five – Blank Slate!

  1. I had coffee with (an American) friend visiting from Sweden yesterday. The maxim you mention, “There’s no bad weather, there is only bad clothing” is one of the first things she learned in her Swedish class many years ago. She said it rhymes in Swedish. I’m charmed…and I agree, I need to get out more. Dressed properly!

  2. Oooh, piano lessons! (I would do well simply to sit down and play more than once a year). And the blog posts half written is something with which I can relate, as well. Heck, I don’t even play my own Friday Fives, what is up with that? Love your post, and grateful that you take the time to play. May the slate of your new year fill with joy and contentment!

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