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Friday, August 02, 2013

Friday Five: Quiet and Simple Edition

Our Friday Five is very simple today. Share five ways you've learned to care for yourself when life becomes overwhelming. What does the pastor do after a rough day in the office, or at meetings, or at a bedside, or even, in the pulpit? Share your best five self-care strategies, and, with any luck, we all will learn at least one or two new ones.

Let us know in the comments if you played. Here's how to share your link:

<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>

A blessed, peaceful, restorative Friday to you all.


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    1. Tiffany - your link doesn't seem to be working!

    2. LOVED your play Tiff! Especially the blank time in the calendar. You're teaching this ENFP a thing or two!

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    1. LOVED your play Alli! As a swimmer, I am so moved by the idea of bowing to the water... Yes. Yes. Yes. And #1 and 2... thanks for putting it out there. I do it. And it helps.

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  4. Thanks, Pat

    Let me see if I can get the link right: I played here

    Off to do a long list of errands today...hoping to read all the great ideas later.

    1. LOVED your final take away... God's complete delight and love. Period. Thanks so much for your play!

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    1. Couldn't reply on your blog, but the images of mountains and water were peace-inspiring for me! Thanks for posting them :).

    2. I wonder why, Rev Pink Dragon?

    3. LOVED your beautiful, comprehensive self-care list, spiritual practices all. Thank you so much!

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    1. LOVED your description of "slutty" reading! (That should get you some hits... lol). I also read for pleasure, but not nearly as fast as you, unless it absolutely pulls me in and makes me ignore everything else. Wonderful Play! Thanks Mary Beth.

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    1. Yes, o Yes... LOVED your inclusion of tears. WOW. Thanks for playing!

  8. Muthuh, I do believe you are the first to mention prayer! And driving in the country... when I first moved to Binghamton in 1990, I spent a lot of time driving around, finding my way, but also trying to center myself, feeling so dislocated and lonely. It was wonderfully consoling. LOVED your play. Thank you!


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