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“Can You See Me Now?” September 29, 2013 (Pentecost +19) MCC Windsor

RevGals Friday Five (plus three)--My Favourite Things!

My favourite things…

It’s time for the Friday Five at RevGalBlogPals, and today it’s your favourite things. 

1. Warmth. Whether it’s a roaring bonfire on a cool autumn night, the genuine welcome of friends, the warmth of shared laughter, a hot beverage in the morning (blueberry or chai tea, coffee, and mint hot chocolate are my faves), a down comforter to cuddle into on a chilly night, or the hurts-so-good burning of newly-exercised muscles, it’s good.

2. Music of all kinds. I have a hard time answering when I am asked about my favourite genre of music. Truth is, I like most (well-played- i.e., in tune and on time) music. My favourite artists list ranges from Mozart to Loreena McKennit to Dolly Parton, with stops along the way for the Beatles, Melissa Etheridge, Heart, Bruce Springsteen, Bach,  Shawn Thomas, kd lang, Bobby McFerrin, Chopin, Indigo Girls, Iz, Handel, Sting, ABBA, Billy Joel, Mannheim Steamroller, TransSiberian Orchestra, Dead Can Dance, Schubert, and John Rutter. What I l…

Friday Five Food Edition!

Trying to get back into the routine/habit of writing other than sermons and emails...
So, I begin with a Friday Five from the RevGalBlogPals.

1) Is there a food from a foreign land whose reputation led to trepidation when you had a chance to give it a try? Did you find the courage to sample it anyway? If so, were you pleasantly surprised or did you endorse the less than favorable reputation that preceded it? 
Eels. When I encountered them (on the table, that is) while living in Europe, I was less than thrilled. They look too much like snakes, and I was not, at that time, very fond of fish. But I was at a friend's house for dinner, and dinner was eel I ate it (not wanting to be the proverbial Ugly American). I can now say I have had them, but I never will again (not willingly)!
On the other hand, I was also warned about Rye Soup in Poland, and it was wonderful! 

2) What food from your own country/culture gets a bad rap?
Being from the Land of God's Left Hand (the s…