Friday Five

Friday Five: Time for Palms

As posted by Mother Laura at RevGalBlogPals:

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?

Ah, that’s a big question for a retired English and History double major. But at this time of year it would have to be first century Galilee, in a hope of finding out more about what really happened. Would I have the courage to take the walk to Jerusalem?

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

Anything but time travel.

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

Definitely dreaming for the future.

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

The factors beyond my control that affected my Lenten practice, and a retooling to learn from them (weather, back problems leading to numb hands, changes in the family schedule among them).

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

I’ll spend a lot of it at church! This will be my last week there (I’ll return to pack up on the Tuesday after Easter, but Easter Sunday will be my final real day of work.) I also have a meeting directly pertaining to possible new church locations, so there is an element of looking ahead as well as finishing up.

I’ll also try to find time for my incoming husband (due this evening, but I’ll feel better when I receive confirmation by phone this afternoon), my homecoming 17-year-old, say goodbye to #1 Son as he returns to school and say my goodbyes at Main Street Church. There will be a lot of emotional transition, and while I don’t want to compare myself to Jesus, it will be on my mind that he went through that week with the subtext of oncoming farewells and the new relationship on the horizon.

6 thoughts on “Friday Five: Time for Palms”

  1. SB, wow. I feel for you with all these changes happening…still going through them myself. Take good care of yourself, as best you can. And I will hold you in my prayers. May this time of endings and beginnings be a time of grace and love.

  2. mmmm you are grounded for the wrap-up and work of this week… sounds like new life is takin’ on a whole new meanin’… (and is there a mocha in the future?)

  3. Well played! (I’m taking a pass this week because of events of the last 24 hours. Cub’s home and okay, though. We’re all just tired.)

  4. Wow, what an interesting and different Holy Week.
    Sorry you’re having the hand numbing experience –mine go numb at night and wake me up. It is never my entire hand; it is usually ring finger and pinky, or thumb, index, second finger. I think my issue may be carpal tunnel.
    I hope your back gets better soon.

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