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Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday Meet n' Greet: Back on Track Edition

Thanks to Songbird and Reverend Mommy who came to my internet rescue last Monday. We had a great group of new ring members so if you didn't get a chance to check out their blogs last week, here is the link.

That gives us some time to meet a couple of folks up close and personal. First, Rev. Abi who has had one heck of a week+ so as you are reading about her, please keep her and family in prayer. If you make it through all of Rev. Abi's blog recommendations then we will meet Free Flying Spirit.

1) Got blog? (where do you blog)
St. John's Rev Abi

2) What are your favorite non-revgalblogpal blogs?
Pastor, Dying Church, ChristDot:: Christ. Period., 42, emergesque,, Jesus Creed, Ben Witherington, Meanderings, Historical Christian,
Emerging Grace, Pomomusings, the church and postmodern culture: conversation, Faith and Theology, Parent Hacks, Life Hacks, 43 Folders, dekomai, johnny’s quest, bloggedyblog, (Darryl’s blog), The Cartoon Blog, Bill’s “Faith Matters” Weblog, Enter the Rainbow, Scattered and Lame, It Takes a Church, Out of Ur, Real Live Preacher, Think Christian, The Trump Blog, Beauty Tips for Ministers, View from the sidewalk, Sum of the Parts, The Church Communicators Blog, Vulgar Homiletics, The Homeless Guy, Fringegirl,
Mommy Tracked, Yellow’s Green, Claw of the Conciliator, Mirathon, Thunderstruck.

(Okay, I read a lot of blogs, some of them some of the time, these are some of my favorites)

3) What gives you joy?
God, family, children, nature, singing

4) What is your favorite sound?
Zoom Zoom Zoom

5) Describe a perfect day in your world.
Able to handle interruptions effortlessly while writing the best sermon ever, and have time to play with my kids, and love my husband, meditate, and have time for me.

6) What do you hope to hear once you reach the pearly gates?
You just had to keep them laughing, didn’t you Abi! Well done! Come on in were having a party!

7) You have up to 15 words: what would you put on your tombstone?
She was one silly mama who loved God, friends, loved her hubby, loved her kids

8) Write the first sentence of your own great American novel.
I have no great words for the world since all has already been said, except for; “It was a dark and stormy night.”

9) What color do you prefer your pen?

10) What magazines do you subscribe to?
Parent, Family Fun, Vacation World, Outreach, Net Results, Homiletics, Pulpit Resource.

11) Why are you cool?
Mmm I am not cool, never have been, tried, but it didn’t work. I listen well. I like to have fun. I respect other people.

12) What is one of your favorite memories?
Fishing with my grandpa and him telling jokes and stories. Meeting, dating, and marrying my husband. College, fun times with friends, adopting my children.

13) Got a funny story?
My life. I think I wrote one recently on my blog. I am not good at telling funny stories, have always been told I am too serious. But the truth is I can’t remember the story right or forget the punch line.

Okay I have thought and thought. This is the story I came up with.
I spent three years in CPE in a hospital that was a major trauma hospital, being on call, sleeping in an on call room, being wakened many a night by the phone ringing or the beeper going off. I then went to work as a Chaplain for a hospital in Bham. We shared on call, but no on call room. You went home with the beeper, and took call that way. Well the first night of on-call in the middle of the night or early morning, the beeper went off, waking me from a deep sleep. I just reached for the phone and dialed “O” for operator. Half asleep, the conversation went like this.
Operator may I help you please?
Yes, you beeped me.
No mam I did not.
Yes you did. And I am calling to see where I am needed.
Mam I don’t know who you think I am, but this is the telephone operator.
Oops Uh I thought you were the Hospital operator, and that you were beeping me. Whoops my mistake. (Now I am awake.)

Well dummy me told the other Chaplains what had happened the night before. And of course I was the joke of the day, the week, the month, the year. They never let me live it down.

14) What is something you want to achieve this year? This decade? This lifetime? Raising my children to be independent, responsible, less impulsive, generous, well mannered, thinking, whole, healthy, self reliant, In love with Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit, their own person, loving themselves and others. Respect themselves and others, have fun, enjoy life, I think that covers all three of them.

Nice to meet you, Rev Abi!!! And now for Free Flying Spirit:

1) Got blog? (where do you blog) …
My blog is Spiritual Motion on RevGalBlogPals.

3) What gives you joy?
Children give me joy! Their laughter and energy gives me a boost.

4) What is your favorite sound?
Music, but silence also is a boon to the soul.

5) Describe a perfect day in your world.
A day when all I had to and wished to accomplish actually was done….in a relaxed manner.

6) What do you hope to hear once you reach the pearly gates?
“Well done good and faithful servant! “ Though I might hear, “Ooops! We’re not quite ready for you yet!”

7) You have up to 15 words: what would you put on your tombstone?
“She lived fully, wholly; love given & received; And in living became known as friend.”

9) What color do you prefer your pen?

10) What magazines do you subscribe to?
Our National United Church of Canada Church Magazine: The United Church Observer

11) Why are you cool?
Cool because I like living, reading, faith and theology on the edge. Actually, that can be quite hot too!

12) What is one of your favorite memories?
Sitting around a campfire, singing and wondering what my life might be like in the future …sometime ago now.

I hope you all enjoyed getting to know a couple of our ring members a little bit better. Have a great Monday!


  1. Wow, I have a day off and can read all of these blogs...have already begun and found some fun/interesting stuff. Except the link to Dying Church does not work..what might that mean??

  2. Maybe it's already dead....

    (couldn't resist!)

    I'll try to fix it....

  3. Hi ya. I just got back and am reading some of the blog today. You snuck this in on me. I have completely forgot about writing this. Thanks. And nice to meet ya'll.


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