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Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday 5, preparation, preparation.....


This has been a difficult week for me, the death of a little six year old has overshadowed our advent preparations, and made many of us here in Downham Market look differently at Christmas. With that in mind I ask whether you are the kind of person that likes everything prepared well in advance, are you a last minute crammer, or a bit of a mixture.....

Here then is this weeks Friday 5:

1. You have a busy week, pushing out all time for preparing worship/ Sunday School lessons/ being ready for an important meeting ( or whatever equivalent your profession demands)- how do you cope?

2. You have unexpected visitors, and need to provide them with a meal- what do you do?

Three discussion topics:

3. Thinking along the lines of this weeks advent theme; repentance is an important but often neglected aspect of advent preparations.....

4. Some of the best experiences in life occur when you simply go with the flow.....

5. Details are everything, attention to the small things enables a plan to roll forward smoothly...

Bonus if you dare- how well prepared are you for Christmas this year?

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54 comments:

  1. I'll play later, I need to get out for a walk, I'd appreciate your prayers

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  2. Sally, you have my prayers to you and the family.

    What a treat the picture was to the post. Folks, if you have a chance, click on it so it enlarges. It's cool.

    Ok, I played and thank you in advance for coming over to my place and visiting. It really makes my day to get comments. I will try to do the same for you too.

    I played here.

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  3. I played here and will pray hard for you, Sally.

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  4. Sorry for your troubles Sally--my prayers accompany you and yours.

    I played here

    and yes, It's been awhile!

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  5. thought-provoking... I will post in a little while..

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  6. Sally... thanks for the thought provoking... timely... F5. Prayers for you... and the child's family and friend.

    I played here.

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  7. The blogger-formerly-known-as-Just-Jill is posting at a new place...and I played!

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  8. I played here.

    So glad I'm not traveling this week so I can read everybody's Fives....

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  9. Such a difficult time...prayers for all.

    Thought provoking questions...my attempt at being prepared...here

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  10. Sally, prayers to you and her family.
    This was an intersting way to start the day! I prepared my play over here

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  12. My play was really lacking this week, but I decided to share anyway.

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  13. I played here in the midst of potty training nightmares! Hope y'all are having a better morning!

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  14. okay....i know I'm a dork but that's the first time i've ever done the link thing...how exciting!: -)

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  15. oh sally... prayers indeed.

    prepared? seriously?

    oh well played anyhoo...

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  16. Christmas at my place... featuring...
    The Exorcist, burned cookies, waiting and love.

    How's that grab ya? :)

    Deb

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  18. Prayers are with you Sally! I'm glad the BBC was able and willing to help.

    I played here

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  19. I feel relatively prepared just for answering so early (early for me, anyway).Here's my play, which comes with prayers for Sally and those she loves.

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  20. I might play later. I had a funeral yesterday and am fighting a cold. My prayers are with you Sally and with your community.

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  21. Oh Sally, I'm so sorry. Praying here.

    I'll play later. First I have a sermon to start writing (because tomorrow is such an over-scheduled day) and a much-needed massage.

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  22. I had a friend tell me that cooking is a prayer for him... which led me to a sermon topic:
    Prayer as preparation

    May you all sense the prayer that comes from your soul during this season of preparation.

    Here's my ramblings

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  23. Okay, I will post soon but I just thought it was too funny that as I was reading this week's F5 that on the radio they started playing Feliz Navidad.

    Prayer without ceasing Sally...

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  25. I've played here! I think it's my first Friday Five so please do come and visit.
    I've made myself a nice cuppa and now I'm going to spend an enjoyable bit of time reading the rest of the comments here and visiting all of yours!

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  26. I played. www.foraseason.blogspot.com

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  27. Thinking and praying for you, Sally.
    I'm late, but not out for the count quite yet! I played the reindeer game over here.

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  28. Right, trying again now... I got as far as Sally's blog and the computer froze - had to shut it down (veeeeery slow) and all that palavar so getting another cuppa....!

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  29. wow, it took so long to get back to this... I finally played

    and prayers for you, Sally...

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  30. Prayers for you Sally and that child's dear ones

    I might play later if I feel better.

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  31. #2 ...pasta and whatever we have.

    Hope you are doing ok. Prayers ascending for you all the time. You are loved and a blessing.

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  32. Sally, you'll be in my prayers. We are grieving here, too - one of our beloved community members died early this morning.

    I did play today, but not as early as I wanted because I'm not a prepare-er but a procrastinator.

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  33. Lots of prayers for you Sally....
    This five made me distressingly aware of things I'd prefer not to acknowledge, but there we go...I'm sure it was good for me. Judge for yourselves

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  34. Better late than never, I played here.
    If you visit, you can see one of my favorite paintings. Thanks, Deb, for posting it. And thank you, Sally. You will be in my prayers this week.

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  35. I played here

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sally, and with Hannah's family.

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  36. I played - late again :) - here - justing going with the flow.

    Heidi

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