Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Five- Holy Thoughts



Sally, having had a remarkable experience, invites us to ponder these questions:

1. A place that holds a special memory?
I love the beach, and spent summers growing up here. DH and I spent the first three years of marriage living and serving in a beautiful place. As a baby, SBC took his first steps here. The sound of the ocean and the feel of sand in between one's toes is evocative for me.

2. A song that seems to usher you into the Holy of Holies?
Et Misericordia from Rutter's Magnificat. Does it every time. Here's a link.
3.A book/ poem/ prayer that says what you cannot?
The invitation to communion in rite A of the Wee Worship Book published by Wild Goose. If it's not familiar, here's a link, and you can find it if you scroll about halfway down.
4. How do you remind yourself of these things at times when God seems far away?
Music, walks in nature, quiet time,reading, and I keep a file of notes and letters and anecdotal things that speak to nearness when it's hard to feel or describe.

5.Post a picture/ poem or song that speaks of where you are right now in your relationship with God...








Blue Rose picture from here.

7 comments:

altar ego said...

Oh, those beach pictures evoke so many things. Is that first one on Cape Cod, by any chance? Those gray weathered shingles just scream "northeast" to me. Love Cape May.

Mompriest said...

beautiful beach photos...I've not really been to the east coast (or the west coast for that matter) - but I lived along Lake Michigan for many years...beautiful!!

Barbara B. said...

I love your answer to #4!

Jan said...

Jennifer, you went about this in your usual thoughtful way. Thank you for the links and pictures.

altar ego said...

This may sound strange, but I THOUGHT it was Chatham! I've been to that lighthouse (and had lots of fun shopping in Chatham). We had a cousin with a place in Hyannisport where we spent our summer vacations, my brothers went to sailing camp in South Orleans (Viking), and then in adulthood we camped in Truro and rented a house in Eastham. Also spent time in Orleans. Lots of Cape memories, and that picture just called me back. Thanks for that!

Purple said...

Just checked out the invitation...aaaahhhhh...like it!

The last picture...brings many images to mind...bleak was the first word that came to my mind.

Deb said...

Definitely the ocean -- the sound of the surf, the unlimited horizon, the hypnotic rhythm of the waves. . .