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Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Five: Time for Palms



(Music Video: Reading Phoenix Choir, Ride On, Ride on in Majesty!)

Can you believe Daylight Savings Time is here already? It's hard to get used to the new, earlier onset. My family has been getting up and out a little late and a little sleepy in the mornings.

And can you believe that in two days it will be Palm Sunday for Western Christians? Our Lent is almost over, while our Orthodox sisters and brothers, whose liturgical year follows the older Julian calendar, are just starting theirs. Nicholas did a recent book report on George Washington, and we were surprised to find out that our first President's birthday was originally Feb. 11, since he was born just before the change to the Gregorian calendar. Apparently the change almost caused rioting, as some indignant people were sure that they were being cheated out of eleven days of their lives!

To help you adjust--and enjoy the process--here's a Friday Five about time and transitions....

1. If you could travel to any historical time period, which would it be, and why?

2. What futuristic/science fiction development would you most like to see?

3. Which do you enjoy more: remembering the past, or dreaming for the future?

4. What do you find most memorable about this year's Lent?

5. How will you spend your time during this upcoming Holy Week? What part do you look forward to most?

As always, let us know in comments if you play. Post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment using 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.

61 comments:

  1. I'm not early for this week's Friday Five; I'm late for last week's, which I missed due to my grandmother's funeral. But now I'm back, and first. What fun!

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  2. okay so some answers will be deep and pithy this one not so much...

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  3. Hey, I'm in. And I'm never in this early. Also, I finally did last weeks in the post just below it.

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  4. Thanks for posting early... I leave tomorrow afternoon for a 24 hour prayer and fasting retreat. My unconventional answer includes a Star Trek quote!

    Will have pictures and a write-up of the prayer retreat next week...

    Deb

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  5. One more really good thing about living in MST (Yeah, we don't do daylight savings time in this SW state)....It is still early here when it is late elsewhere...

    I played, FF5 here...first time in about a month!

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  6. Great FF Motehr L!
    Time Warp
    If you are singing the words to the above song, you are too scary and funny. If ya don't know it, you missed out.

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  7. Oooh, great Friday Five! My answers are HERE!

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  8. This was fun, ML! And I loved the music, which was new to me.
    And I played!

    I'll be back later to read as many postings as I can.

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  9. I'm sleep deprived but writing about daylight savings time. Happy Holy Week!

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  10. I have played here in the midst of a busy week. I'd also appreciate your prayers today

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  11. I transitioned in a timely way here. Thanks Mother Laura for a thoughtful and fun play today!

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  12. I played here . Not too earth-shattering, but fun.

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  13. Revanne - sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    I'm on my way out for the day, but will try to get back this way tonight.

    * Did you notice that our most recent RevGal Tuesday Lectionary Leanings is linked over on The Text This Week???

    How cool is that?

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  14. I really enjoyed playing this one. Thanks, Bp. Laura!

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  15. My post disappeared! Gaah! Let's try again.

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  16. I can't believe we are here already either! Thoughts on beaming up and Easter are here.

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  17. I spent some time writing a blog entry this morning before I realized it was Friday -- so I'll have two in one day. Therefore you'll have to scroll down a bit to get to where I played.

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  18. GREAT Friday Five, ML - this one was lots of fun.

    Brother Marty and I shared a beer worth remembering here.

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  19. This was a very fun Friday Five! You can read my answers here!

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  20. Here is my friday five offering. It's not the most uplifting, but it is truthful. Looking forward to reading what y'all have to say!

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  21. I haven't played in forever! So how happy am I that Mother Laura gave us such great questions. (BTW, Mother Laura, when are you coming to visit again?)

    I played here

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  22. I reflected on chronos and karios here.

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  23. I'm in with pictorial Friday Five

    Thanks Mother Laura. Lots to accomplish today, so I'll read later on or even tomorrow.

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  24. playing with palms

    Love the post, Friday five and the video, Mother Laura. I chose another video played to Peace on Earth by U2

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  25. Hey, I played during my lunch 3- quarter-hour!

    Looking forward to reading your responses tonight

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  26. A little later even than usual, but I played after all--a most blessed Holy Week to everyone.

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  27. Good stuff, Mother Laura! Thanks for the reminder to think ahead about the upcoming week...I did it here.

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  28. OK, I have read just about all the blogs up to now (39) and I really need to do something else, but it's hard to stop! If I didn't leave a comment it was because I had nothing new to say or because of Mozilla Misbehavior. But good plays everyone!

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  29. Preparing for palms and passion over here.

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  30. I played over at Grace Happens. I haven't played in quite a while!

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  31. I decided this week I was making time to play the Friday Five. I played here.

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  32. Hello, my mom, auntieknickers, invited people to do the Friday Five on her blog, so I decided to do it this week! Here is the link to my blogbr/>I hope :)

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  33. no time to play today ... be back later to read some of yours. Meantime, gotta say I can read what happened in the past ... I wanna go to the future and see, among other things, if/when/how the mainline church in America transforms into a church that is relevant to postmodern culture.

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  34. Good morning, all! I'm traveling through time, even though I don't love the time travel conundrums...
    And speaking of time travel, I thought I posted this comment many hours ago!

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  35. This is it and every kind of good wish to all as we head down the Big Waterslide of Holy Week!

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  36. Can't believe it's Time for Palms .
    But it was fun. Thank you!

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  37. I'm late but I thought about y'all all day long. Finally got a chance to post here

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  38. Late as usual, but I finally played.
    And so, to bed.

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  39. Grrr... If am really not this dense. I need help with this part of the process, though!

    Anyway, you can read my Friday Five: Time for Palms at...

    http://altergrrrl.blogspot.com/2008/03/and-can-you-believe-that-in-two-days-it.html

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  40. Late as ever , but that's kind of the way things are this week

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  41. My first play in a long time and a late one at that. Oh well.

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