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!