It's Monday. Pink Shoes is on a trip, and I am enjoying my husband's company for the one full day he is home between month-long jobs out-of-state.
So I hope you will forgive a non-inclusive round-up on this day.
We're going to try the "next" blog method and find the first ten blogs that have updated in the past day or two.
Erin has been on retreat at a Benedictine Abbey, where she had a dramatic experience of the Labyrinth.
Katherine is on retreat as well, leaving today for a--wait a minute! she's headed to a Benedictine monastery, too! (Did I miss out somehow? Are we all going on retreat?) She shares a story of a past retreat and how the silence affected her.
Teri describes the service at which she preached this weekend and also wonders about how we determine the boundaries between worship and pastoral care, when one of our worship leaders is not really up to the task anymore. Good questions!
Willow brings us some words from Tom Fox and asks what we are doing here?
Her name is Juniper, and she's a blogger. Why and when do you blog?
(Absolutely anywhere and anyhow. Does that suggest a problem of some kind?)
Hipchickmamma is having "the talk" with her 10-year-old daughter. (Been there! Still there!)
Quotidian Grace contemplates a controversial action and its aftermath.
Lorna has some deep thoughts on prayer.
Gavin wonders if bloggers are modern day prophets?
And finally, Beth Quick wonders about women and blogging, including some kind words about this community of bloggers.
Please feel free to leave a comment here directing us to your blog entry today. As Beth points out, sometimes women bloggers (which is most of us) are disinclined to self-promote. But don't hesitate to do it here.
Also, take a minute and check to see if your RevGalBlogPals sidebar item actually works. Some of ours do not. If you find you can't get "next" or "random" to work, or if clicking on the web ring name takes you to Reverend Mommy's blog instead of here, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you the corrected code.
Monday blessings to all!