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Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Five: Signs of Hope

My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:10-13

In the late, late winter, as the snow begins to recede here in Maine, we begin to look almost desperately for signs of spring, signs of hope that the weather has turned and a new day is on the horizon. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Easter and Spring twine inextricably, the crocuses and daffodils peeking through the Earth as we await the risen Christ.

Share with us five signs of hope that you can see today or have experienced in the past.

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35 comments:

  1. I've had an unexpected early morning interruption, but I'll be back to play and read your posts a little later.

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  2. Songbird, thanks for this thoughtful, hope-filled Friday Five! I played at my place

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  3. I'll be back in a little while to play.

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  4. Here's MINE - a photoblog of sorts.

    I've been busy on Fridays, so I've not been able to play for a few weeks. Thanks, Songbird...

    Deb

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  5. Okay, this is a little eerie. I actually wrote about this yesterday. I've republished the post with some added images and the intro paragraph from Songbird's invitation to the Friday Five.

    My play is over here

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  6. I love thinking about spring - I need to think about spring now. I played here.

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  7. I am so excited! I didn't think I'd have time to play today, but things worked out so there was hope for it after all and it's right here.

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  8. I played glimmers of what might be here. It wasn't easy...but still I'm hopeful.

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  9. great friday five! It's worth meditating on signs of hope

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  10. I played, I played! Come and visit here!

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  11. Thanks, Songbird! this was along the line of a counting my blessings 5.

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  12. Thank you, Songbird, for this timely Friday Five. It seems all my signs of hope had to do with nature. SO just sign me another one who is watching for signs of spring.

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  13. Great one Songbird--my play is here.

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  14. I played - hope felt hard to come by until I took the time to stop and reflect. Thank you Songbird. here

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  15. I played here. Happy Spring, the sun is shining!

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  16. We're experiencing intermittent internet on the desktop at home, but if I can, I'll try to read everyone's posts later tonight.

    Meanwhile, since I'm taking a break from my devotions and not quite ready to sermonate yet, I'll play this one over at my place.

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  17. Songbird thank you for this reminder of one of my alltime favourite scripture passages (I spent a couple of years embroidering this on I don't know how many wall hangings - all gifted to others) and for the geographically inclusive F5. I played
    here with a bonus quotation from a biblical commentary

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  18. Better late than never, so here is where I played.

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  19. My first Friday Five...so exciting! My post doesn't exactly include a list of five, but maybe the poem at the end counts as a list? And now I'll try to embed my first comment-link: how 'bout this?

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