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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday Five on Saturday Morning

Picture from a Pond on Cape Cod this summer 07, August. Wish I was there.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8, NRSV)

Friends, it's nearly Thanksgiving in the U.S. and it's the time of year when we are pressed to name things for which we are thankful. I want to offer a twist on the usual lists and use Paul's letter to the church at Philippi as a model. Name five things that are:

1.True, That each day arrives and that we put one foot in front of the other
2.Honorable, That most of us try to do the best we can in our work and in our lives-I do.
3. Just, That people believe in causes and are free to pursue their beliefs, soldiers in Iraq and protesters in the US
4.Pure, My nap at 4:30, getting home exausted, collapsing onto the bed.
5.Pleasing, A brand new book by a favorite author, just waiting to be read. And when I can eat it, LiLac Chocolates.
6.Commendable, excellent or worthy of praise. Those of us that have the time and energy to go above and beyond.

the recovering counselor speaks


mompriest said...

Oh, good list.

Now, regarding the surgery...let me see if I have this correct: you are due to have surgery to remove your gall bladder? But another test they did on you caused you to have pancreatitis? So now the decision is open surgery to remove the gall bladder or wait and have another of the same procedure that caused the pancreatitis?

I'd say you are leaning toward the open surgery and getting it over with?

((PC)) holding you in prayer...let me know what happens...

Songbird said...

Great list! Thanks for playing and don't worry about the linking, you'll get it!