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Monday, October 30, 2006

Trick or Treat Meet and Greet

It's that time of year again! Let's go Trick or Treating! Here are our new members, let's go knock on their doors and leave some treats!

First up is Magdalene's Musings from the Southern Tier of New York, United States. Her blog is "Accidental and incidental reflections on scripture, church, women, parenthood, music, art, and other things that haven't occurred to me yet, but about which I'm sure I have opinions." She describes herself as "A liberal Calvinista whose heart is strangely warmed, and whose affinity for a much maligned biblical figure is sort of an obsession." You must visit the blog to determine the biblical figure!

Next is Queen Mum from the not-too-deep south. Her blog is Cheaper Than Chocolate "Trying to make sense of things, like breast cancer, church, children, and loss. You know, all the cheery stuff. And a kick in the pants to write a little every day. I am in the process of breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomies in June. The breast cancer was found early, before it had spread beyond my breast (the left one). But it was aggressive and scary, so I took an aggressive surgical route." She relates other scariness -- a roomfull of preschoolers and a big box of sand. Yikes! I know it's near Halloween and horror movies are everywhere, but please, not preschoolers and sand!!*

The Pen of the Wayfarer ponders on the matchless journey of following Jesus Christ... "And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfarer, yes, for even the simple ones and fools, shall not lose their way. (Isaiah 35:8)

Last is QuakerPastor, in The North Country! New York, United States. She writes "I very much enjoy my fulltime pastoral position at a small, programmed Friends meeting. My spouse and 14 year old son also are a big part of my life. I am a transplant from Ohio who still bleeds scarlet and gray on football Saturdays. One would think that would be good incentive for finishing sermon prep on Friday, but I do MANY early Sunday morning gigs....Is that the Holy Spirit or the caffeine inspiring me at 4:00 a.m.?! The divine is very present in my life in this faith community, this area, these mountains and water..."

Welcome one and all!

*I want to extend a particular welcome to Queen Mum as a fellow survivor (surgical without chemo or radiation) and remind one and all about self exams and mammograms. They can indeed save your life!


  1. And a good reminder for all of us. I brought out the pink M & M's at last session meeting and told them it jsut a reminder to check their boobs (or someone's they loved!), sicne our session is mainly men.
    The one laugh came from our one session member that is a survivor and I got a smile from the one man whose mother is also a survivor.
    No need to have laughs, if it embarrasses someone, but hemn they go home and check, then I ma oky with that. :) Blessings to all surviovors and courage on your journey.

  2. I am unable to click on QuakerPastor's link.

  3. Welcome to all the new members - I too, was unable to click on Quaker Pastor.

  4. Try the link on the list on the left side of this does work.Peace, Y'all!

  5. The link should be all better now!

  6. I also am a survivor, but even after it was found in a routine check up I could not find it myself. Mammograms aren't an end in themselves, we need to be proactive.

    But, men need to be watchful as well. They can also get breast cancer, though not as often.

    So, be good to yourself!

  7. Amen to the we come to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

    I walked in the Susan Komen Race in Dallas 2 weeks ago. It was AWESOME (wish I could make that word bigger!) to see all the survivors. Some many years, some newly diagnosed and struggling.

    Welcome to the new folks!

  8. Thanks to all of you who visited my blog and welcomed me there! Wow! Thank you! I look forward to visiting yours and seeing what folks are thinking and saying. Its fall in New England, a most magnificent fall, and I have some great fall foliage and scenery images that I will continue to post a little at a time. God bless you all. Rose-Marie (The Pen of the Wayfarer)

  9. Welcome to all. Welcome to our survivors.
    Hope the journey here is helpful.

  10. I second the thanks for the hearty welcome both here and at my blog (which, predictably, is already running behind, as we enter one of the busy seasons). It occurs to me that we are all survivors of something or other. While right now I'm caught up in breast cancer survivorship, and continue to need the prayers of others, my prayers are with all of you who are overcoming your own different challenges. Peace.


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