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Friday, March 05, 2010

Spiritual Spring cleaning... Friday Five

I have been thinking about spring, although it is still ver cold here the snow has almost gone and the sun is shining. Here and there spring bulbs are bravely pushing their way through the earth and Tim and I are thinking about planting the first of the years veggies in the garden!

Then I read:

The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you. (2 Corninthians 5: 17-20 The Message)

All this got me thinking that if we traditionally think of spring as a time for new life, then maybe a spiritual spring clean might not be a bad thing to clear the way for the new thing that God wants to do in us!

So with all of that in mind I offer you this Friday Five:

1. Is there a part of your spiritual life that is dry and dusty at the moment, something that could do with a good spring clean?

2. Spiritual disciplines- life-giving/ terrifying: discuss

3. Share a practice that keeps you spiritually alive that you think others might benefit from...

4.Alone or together, how do you pray best?

5.If your spiritual life were to burgeon and bloom into a spring flower what would it be and why?

Bonus, a piece of music a picture or a prayer that speaks to you of new life....

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  1. I have played with music and pictures here. Right now though I am off across the country to watch my son John in an adapted version of Macbeth written for him, so I will catch up later...

    Having played I'd better sort out music for my journey! Happy Spring wisihing everyone!

  2. i mused for a bit. but have to run to get girls ready for school.

    be back later to read everyone else's!

  3. I played before I headed for the library! You'll find mine HERE!

  4. Look at me, posting before noon! I hope you have the wonderful sunshine we're enjoying in Michigan.

  5. This was a hard Friday Five for me. The easiest part for me was the bonus picture. Maybe I need to do some serious house cleaning....

  6. I need to do both spiritual and house spring cleaning.


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