Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday Five Hasty Edition

After walking the balance beam this week between tantrums and thanks, I was happy to see the Friday Five up and ready to play. Reverendmother asks:
Today, what are you:
1. Wearing: Well since it's supposed to a scorcher I thought I'd go with a summery theme. So I pulled out a great Hawian shirt I picked up at my favorite thrift store a few years ago (and recently shrunk back into-yee-haa!). Paired it up with my really spiffy Christopher and Banks splurge denim capris and my .75 garage sale Italian sandals.
2. Reading: For the light summer reading category, just finished A Severe Mercy, now revisiting A Wrinkle in Time which so enchanted me in high school. Trying to read the two texts for the History of Psychology class I'm teaching in the fall....but I keep falling asleep. Continuing John Sanford's Mystical Christianity for Bible Study and Sue Monk Kidd's When the Heart Waits for the church book club, while waiting for A Vision of Light to arrive.
3. Eating: Lunch soon, I hope. This afternoon I go do my consulting gig. The staff brings potluck, so it's always interesting to see what turns up.
4. Doing: Working hard on all fronts. Trying to stay in balance. Looking forward to more time in the hot tub this weekend. Trying not to worry and remember to trust God. Blogging a lot!
5. Pondering: Why can't we all just get along?

11 comments:

Mrs. M said...

I'm trying an adult foray into Madeleine L'Engle, too! It's fantastic. I've really noticed in the last few years how beautiful "juvenile" classics can be, through adult lenses.

Mary Beth said...

Oh, man, I LOVE A Severe Mercy. I convinced Cathy (Cathy's Grace Notes) to buy it when we met in June, hope she likes it.

and any M L'E is my favorite. She has written wonderful adult fiction too....

Tandaina said...

I love the mystery of a potluck. ;)

Songbird said...

I'm a fan of A Severe Mercy, too, as well as the Time Trilogy. My daughter (12) is just reading the latter, and I hope to get to them myself this summer.

Barbara B. said...

Darn good question you are pondering!!!

Sally said...

Oh your pondering resonates with me esp, "Trying not to worry and remember to trust God."- an ongoing problem have a great weekend :-)

Jan said...

Our church book club (Wisdom Class is its name) just finished L'Engle's "The Rock that Is Higher: Story as Truth." It's made me want to re-read "A Wrinkle in Time," which I loved a "juvenile." Another one for one of my piles. . . .I'm impressed that you shrank! And what a question to ponder. . . .

Diane said...

why, why can't we all get along? In a different way, I'm thinking about that too.

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

L'Engle is one of my favorite authors. I particularly like house she weaves faith and family throughout the Crosswicks Journals

RevDrKate said...

Yes,I am loving L'E as much as at 14! I do have to go find more of her. Severe Mercy was one of those books I was "led to" and I really really loved it--just gulped it down! Thanks for the comments.

ann.markle said...

Kate, thank you for your kind blog comment. As for "Mystical Christianity" -- I did that with a (non-church) study group, and we all loved it. Keep at it, if the going is rough right now. He keeps my faith lively and energetic with this book.