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Friday, April 30, 2010


I spent the better part of last week on a continuing education cruise with a group of revgals. Both the class on hospitality and the connections made with friends (old and new) were phenomenal. I always have a difficult time with re-entry into reality from times away but this, aided by getting nailed with strep throat, has been more difficult than usual. Not only does it a take a few days (weeks? months?) for it to stop feeling like I am on a boat, but my heart misses my friends.

In parish life the boundaries are clear and they are there for a reason, but it can make the life of a minister a lonely one. It is such a tremendous gift to spend a few days with women who not only are wonderful and gifted, but who also get exactly what you do and why you do it. The hugs are genuine and free and the laughter is awesome.

Many of us have friendships - past and present - with these same qualities. And so today we will celebrate Friday with friendship:

1) Do you remember your first best friend? What did you do together? Are they still in your life?

2) Did you ever have to move away or have your best friend move away from you?

3) Are there people in your life now that you can call 'friend'?

4) What are some of your favorite things to do with your friends?

5) What is a gift friendship has given you?

Please let us know in the comments if you play. If you don't know how to post a link, there are instructions in a previous Friday 5 (or I'm sure Songbird, my friend, will come along and clean this up by putting the directions here).

Thanks, friend.

My pleasure, dear friend!

After you play, please leave a comment here, and if you can, link directly to your post, like so: <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.


  1. I played... now, off for a day of playing with friends who are visiting!

  2. Here are a few thoughts on friendship...I'm afraid I left someone out...

    and I have to run to the grocery store; i'll be back later to read everyone else's posts. It always makes me want to rewrite mine.

  3. What a nice Friday Five! Plus, you make me want to come on a RevGal event! Here are a few thoughts about friendship.

  4. I'm back from my "blogbatical" and played here!

  5. Better late than not at all, I played here.


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