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Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday Five: Artsy Crafty

During Lent here at Suburban Presbyterian Church, we are exploring the creative and liturgical arts, with classes and speakers dealing with storytelling, iconography, dance, visual art, writing, and so on. The theme is "A Beautiful Thing," inspired by the story of the woman anointing Jesus and his declaration that "She has done a beautiful thing for me." (Mark 14, NIV)

We are working on the notion that everything we do can be considered a beautiful thing--a creative offering to God--whether it's gardening or scrapbooking or accounting or sorting clothes at the clothes closet or child-rearing. And so:


1. Would you call yourself "creative"? Why or why not?

2. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you currently do that you'd like to develop further.

3. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you have never done but would like to try.

4. Complete this sentence: "I am in awe of people who can _____________."

5. Share about a person who has encouraged your creativity, who has "called you to your best self." (I'm pretty sure that's from the Gospel of Oprah.

Let us know in comments if you play. And if you link directly to your post, that is truly a beautiful thing. Use the following formulation:
<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>
For a complete how-to, click here.

53 comments:

  1. I'm afraid creativity was not very forthcoming this morning! but I played here!

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  2. Ooh, this was a rich one for me! I played here. Now to read everyone else's...

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  3. I played and I've attended aerobic linking class this week, so here goes: here

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  4. Is anyone else having trouble getting the word verification to work?

    I would love to comment on some of these blogs but the characters are not visible for me to type.

    So let me say here that I can tell this will be an inspiring F5. So much creativity in the world!

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  5. Very quick post from me this week here

    be back after my weekend away to check everyones posts out!

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  6. Here's mine. Now I just want to stay home and knit!

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  7. Here's mine over on sun country living, my design blog; this has to be my most comfortable and exciting play yet, and I so needed the safety of talking about this aspect of my life and world (after deciding I probably couldn't risk playing whatever today's F5 would turn out to be).

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  8. Snow day! So the Friday Five gets a bit more time this morning. Here is my creative submission. Okay, not terribly creative, but a great idea!

    Also, I've started a new 365 project with our little one. If you like baby pics, come and get your fix!

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  9. Fellow Friday fivers: I have tried to comment on your great posts this morning but, alas, blogger is not cooperating.

    You are all wonderfully creative!!

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  10. I played. Sermon included at no extra cost.

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  11. I played for the first time - here Thanks!
    Janice

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  12. I played on this snow filled Friday and you can see it
    right here.

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  13. I played, and also reflected on some of this week's struggles, here

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  14. Wow! look at all of the creative types today. I played here.

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  15. I'm sorry that I can't comment on so many of your blogs! The captchas are not displaying for some reason. Probably if I were computer-creative I could figure out why, but in the meantime, thanks for such great inspiration, everyone!

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  16. Reverendmother, I had that problem of "no word verification letters to type" a couple of times too. I simply hit "publish" without typing in any letters and when it came back unaccepted it also came back with word verification letters!
    Try it - maybe it will work.

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  17. Home from school and just completed the Friday Five.


    Our area did not get hit by the tornado, but surrounding counties did, with fatalities. The high school with the fatalities was right over the state line in Alabama where 9 have been found dead. Pray for the repose of their souls. Pray for those who lost their homes, medical facilities and schools.

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  18. I created! I crafted! Read today's post, but also scan down to "She creates" for evidence of my craftiness.

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  20. I played, very first time, but I am still trying to link. This technology stuff is making me wild.

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  21. I played at my LiveJournal, albeit rather prosaically.

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  22. This is my first week as a member of the ring, so I thought I'd just jump in here.
    I hope this works!

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  23. This was fun, but made me really think of so many things I'd like t try but enjoyed playing here

    I keep forgetting to say that I did.

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