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Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Five: The Water and the Word

In this Sunday's gospel Nicodemus asks Jesus, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?" Poor old Nicodemus! He was so confused about the whole "water and Spirit" business of baptism.

For today's five, tell us about your baptismal experiences.
  1. When and where were you baptized? Do you remember it? Know any interesting tidbits?
  2. What's the most unexpected thing you've ever witnessed at a baptism?
  3. Does your congregation have any special traditions surrounding baptisms?
  4. Are you a godparent or baptismal sponsor? Have a story to tell?
  5. Do you have a favorite baptismal song or hymn?
As always, let us know if you've played! The magic code is: <a href= "the url of your post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>

53 comments:

  1. Sorry this was a little late this morning. My office was flooded from above yesterday and the water killed my keyboard! I have an old keyboard but the spacebar doesn'talways worklike itshould. See what I mean!

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  2. thanks hrod! I've kind of been looking for it!

    ...need a little lift

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  3. well, here's my baptism story and I'm sticking to it!

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  4. Did my best.

    Better late then never, would be a good phrase for today.

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  5. I'm early for a change (thanks, hrod, for being late!). I played here.

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  6. Thanks for the great questions. I played here.

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  7. I have played- with a couple of youtube vids here

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  8. As we look forward to the coming of a new addition to our family, baptism has been on my mind anyway...thanks for the great Friday Five! I played over at my place.

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  9. So revhrod, would you say your computer was baptized?

    No. Probably not.

    Off to F5!

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  10. I"m in.

    Yikes RevH - sorry to hear about the baptism from above in your office....

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  11. I've not done a Friday Five in a while, perhaps I need a Friday Five renewal ceremony :). I splashed around here

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  12. Yikes! Sorry HRod, not the best time to have tagged you with a meme.

    But thank you for posting this. I played with a bonus here.

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  13. My first time doing a Friday Five directly from here, though it was Diane who pointed me this way. My response is here

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  14. Thanks for a great Friday Five! I played for the first time in a few weeks here.

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  15. Here's mine--special thanks for the wonderful image, Heidi!

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  16. I just came back from delivering my son to the university and realized that I had left a big part of #3 out of my response.

    I updated it here.

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  17. I wrote about baptism here.

    Check out my Valentine's Day post right below too!

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  18. I walked wet here. Sorry if I messed up the floor.

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  19. WOW - this FF5 is all about the very stuff I've been blogging about recently. I do remember my baptism, full immersion at the age of nine....

    ...and yes, I am the GodMom of twins, recently baptized...

    wish I could play but waaay too much to do today...have fun everyone!

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  20. oops. the first link should have been this one baptism in lent

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  21. My baptism was in the early 60s - I barely remember it! But I share what I have here.

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  22. hrod, I had a keyboard like that once, it was possessed of a demon I think (since it was a church office keyboard)...but better a possessed keyboard than none at all!

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  23. I played here. Another poop and baptism reference, I see.

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  24. Late today, but my soggy baptism post can be found here.

    This made me smile.

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  25. Late here, but I played at my place. This was a good one, thanks!

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  26. I'm up to my eyebrows in work... and papers... and life. So... no blogging for me. But I will be around to read some when I need a study break! I'm sure there will be some great stories!
    :)

    deb

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  27. I'm on a very tight schedule, may play latter. I will tell you that I was baptized in my Uncle James Earl's pond; complete w/catfish.

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  28. Revhrod, this was a great friday five. Thank you!!!!

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  29. I got sprinkled as a babe. Bonus: a picture of the very day.

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  30. Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories and traditions. As for my crazy keyboard, it will simply have to go. And for the dead one, I cut of the cord and gave it to my favorite 9 month old. He thinks it is a fabulous toy! I'll check back later for late night posts.

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  31. LAte but I Played!!

    Even dug out my own certificate for the occassion.

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  32. So, today I read all the posts, and commented on nearly all. I couldn't comment on Gord's and a couple of others because Blogger did that weird thing (or Firefox, I don't know who to blame) where the comment window is unmaximizable. I can deal with that if there's no verification gibberish, but when there is, I just can't comment. If anyone knows why this happens let me know. I am struck by how different and how similar we are, all at once!

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  33. This is a good topic right now. It helps remember water is there even in the deserts of lent.

    It's all a part of the transformation. So... I went under here.

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  34. Bringing up the rear, as usual, but I finally played.

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  35. I know, I know...it's nearly Sunday but I couldn't resist this, what with the prospect of baptising two sets of twins tomorrow...so I've just played

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