Friday Five Randomness!
1. What are you wearing right now?
Sweatpants and a top—because it’s Friday afternoon at home, darn it!
2. What are you having for lunch (or dinner)?
Almost dinnertime—thinking probably lasagne and a salad.
3. Share an experience of community that was transformative or precious to you.
I’ve used this so often the congregation is probably tired of it, but the support and cheerleading I received while I was enduring chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer. Dinners, house-cleaning, being the lightening rod, shovelling snow (I had the poor timing to be in treatment during a Canadian winter…), attendance at my Sinead O’Connor party, little treats and goodies like slipper-socks, organic chocolate, and scarves… It brought home to me that people really cared, and they showed it, both in and our of church and in and out of the congregation.
4. Describe your favorite mug or glass.
At the moment, a rainbow Corgi mug—how perfect is that? But I also have a Welsh dragon mug that I cherish (purchased on a trip to Cardiff back in 1983 or 1984,; a miracle it has survived this long), and a Polish stoneware mug too. I no longer have the clay United Methodist mug I picked up at seminary—broken in a move—but it was my favourite for a long time. I do still have the Disciples mug I received as a gift when I went through the Disciples facilitator training.
5. Give a shout out to a friend or colleague!
Oooh, that one is hard! So many people are outstanding and wonderful! Perhaps a list, in no particular order: Martha Spong, Beth Rakestraw (who used to blog as Dona Quixote), Deana Dudley, Roland Stringfellow, Deb Dysert, Candace Shultis, David Williamson, Robin Sherman, Jo Bell, Kevin Kinsel, Steven Swafford, Kristen Foley, David Smith, Lance Mullins, Dawn Wheeler, Sharon Willis-Whitwell…and a special salute to Dan Schellhorn, no longer on this plane, but a mentor and friend, whose memory is always fresh and dear to my heart.