I just finished the second pair of socks (woohoo!) and while I ponder the next cast on, I thought I’d drop in here for a little Friday fun.
Thinking about 2019 and what I’d like the year to be. (I’m also still thinking a lot about the end of 2018 – there is still much to do … and experience! … before the calendar turns!)
Grateful for the library. This afternoon, I finished my 100th book (Call the Midwife) of 2018. 65 of those books have been borrowed from the library. I’ve also purchased a few and read from my bookshelves. I hope to continue all of these practices next year, but let’s be honest, many of the books I’ve read – ahem bookclub! – I’m glad I didn’t have to buy!
Inspired by Praying in Color. I’ve been looking for ways to jumpstart (inspire?!) my prayer life and MacBeth’s concepts really struck a chord. I learned about MacBeth and this path to prayer from a series of workshops our pastoral staff put together for Advent. Our theme for the season is “Be Not Afraid” and two of our pastors thought it would be helpful to offer some practical – and perhaps non-traditional – practices to help. Week one we colored. Week two we practiced centering prayer. Week three we got in touch with our physical selves (sadly, I missed this). Week four we journaled. It’s all been an inspiration!
Fun … our second annual cookie family cookie exchange is Sunday. My sister is hosting (which means she gets to make the lebkuchen dough) and we’re expanding the group of five to include Charlie. I expect he’ll add a whole new dimension to the fun … not to mention he’ll actually EAT the cookies!
I hope you have some sweet treats included in your weekend plans!
Happy Friday, my friends!