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Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday Five: Renewal

For today’s Renewal Friday Five, logically I’m back on my testimony blog.
List four ways you like to relax or give yourself a break. Then name a fifth, something you've never been able to do, a self-care dream.
I am very tired, depleted, needing renewal and needing resurrection, but feeling very enthusiastic about playing today! This is the Short List, since I easily could extend it to a couple dozen items.
  1. Visiting the Arizona side of the Sonoran desert. As much as I love the seashore, ocean and beach and as passionate as I am about the city - almost any city - just like the cross of Jesus Christ, there is something about the desert that strips me bare, revives and renews me like nothing else!
  2. Talking and sharing a meal with friends or a friend; church or (other) community dinners and potlucks are a close second.
  3. Walking along the beach, in almost any weather, barefoot whenever possible. In cooler weather I especially enjoy the process of dressing warmly in anticipation of my beach trek.
  4. Reading theology and writing theology—really! I think theologically close to 24/7, and why wouldn’t I do that if it weren’t energizing and fun?!
  5. My self-care dream: Learning to be alone with myself to dream, imagine and to revel in solitude. Maybe some day that’ll happen?!

3 comments:

Sally said...

glad you find theology renewing- I do too- we grow as we think!
well played

Anonymous said...

I guess I equate "theology" with "another paper" -- but you and Sally have a point - it is how I grow/think/live these days... hm....

well played
d

Anonymous said...

I remember wishing for solitude, then getting it and wondering how to use it! Now I appreciate it when it appears.