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Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Five: Rejoice!


Can you believe that in two days we'll be halfway through Advent? Gaudete Sunday: pink candle on the advent wreath, rose vestments for those who have them, concerts and pageants in many congregations. Time to rejoice!

Rejoice in the nearness of Christ's coming, yes, but also in the many gifts of the pregnant waiting time when the world (in the northern hemisphere, at least) spins ever deeper into sweet, fertile darkness.

What makes you rejoice about:

1. Waiting?

2. Darkness?

3. Winter?

4. Advent?

5. Jesus' coming?

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53 comments:

  1. Thanks for the early post, Mother Laura.

    Insomnia is a good thing sometimes. I am rejoicing over here.

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  2. Thanks Mother Laura for the early post, it means it is still friday here in New Zealand and I can play on the right day! YAY!

    here we go!

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  3. Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice there are treasures to be found in the darkness...

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  4. What do mosquitoes have to do with this Friday Five??? How did that happen??

    Go here to find out and also to listen to a little Gaudete.

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  5. 2. Darkness? NOTHING. It's so dark here in Finland at this time of year. Please let it snow soon!

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  6. Yay! I played this week! You can find my joys here.

    Happy Advent!

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  7. Wow! to play or not to play, that is the question...

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  8. My glad tidings of great joy are posted HERE

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  9. This was wonderful, Mother Laura. I did my joyful play here

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  10. I'm back from the hospital and I played here!
    (Darn-didn't work again!)

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  11. I will be back in a little while to play! I've been posting about gratitude, as a spiritual discipline for Advent. This will fit right in!

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  12. I love the word REJOICE!

    And I loved this rejoicing Friday Five!

    Thanks, Mother Laura.

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  13. Rejoice I forgot to mention it but the music of the season helps me to rejoice too.

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  14. Here's my play for today. I'm not late this time!

    Also, some had asked to see my Love Feast liturgy for our contemporary worship service...please let me know what you think in the comments! It's here.

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  15. A bit of reflection, a photo, poem, and quote: here

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  16. I played here and enjoyed the chance to rejoice!

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  17. Thanks for helping me rejoice a little more. I played here

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  18. Laura, I haven't seen Latin notes for the Gaudete in beaucoup years. Were did you find it --also in modern notation! Reminds me of my days in the novitiate!

    Got to write my sermon today--no time to play just yet. Maybe later in the day.

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  19. okay with apologies in advance for those who do not like pink...
    think pink!

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  20. I really needed to reflect a bit on rejoicing. Thanks, Mother Laura.

    I'm rejoicing here!

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  21. I've reached the "Bah Humbug!" stage of Christmas prep, so it is good to think about what brings me joy.

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  22. Thank you for this. I needed a moment to reflect! Joyfully, John.

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  23. Gaude, by gosh, by golly ...

    I'll look forward to reading other responses after errands and such.

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  24. Hmmm...that last one will stick with me. Some rejoicing and some less-so, over here.

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  25. Thank you for this, M.L. I was blessed by thinking of the answers. I'm a bit late getting mine done, and I have a busy day ahead, but I'll try to read at least some later.

    I posted mine here, and I rejoiced!

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  26. I am rejoicing in this winter weather. Thanks Mother Laura!

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  27. I am loving everyone's answers--though taking a long time get to them all cause I'm in and out today and also stop to read back and catch up with folks.

    Muthah+, I couldn't find it on the web so Matt took a picture of the page in my *Liber usualis.*

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  28. I am dealing with a wonky computer...I'll have to play when I get home. But I will.

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  29. Sermon's done! So I finally got to play. www.foraseason.blogspot.com

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  30. Sorry I didn't get to this earlier. Life is BUSY BUSY BUSY... but this Friday Five is great!

    Mine is belatedly here

    Deb

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  33. Although disgruntled at having to retype/edit part of my post and leave out a photo because of Blogger weirdness, I played
    in the close and holy darkness here

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  34. I'm IN: http://megsoapbox.blogspot.com/2007/12/sunday-five.html

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