That was the air rushing out of our collective pool of energy. Whether you led one small service or 5 huge ones, let’s talk about recovery mode. In less than 48 hours, there’s another Sunday service, or a weekday ministry starting up again. So, tell us:

1. What’s your “chill out” foot gear? Slippers or socks? Or Birkenstocks? (Poem not intentional)

2. A holiday treat or beverage that just makes you say “AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!”

3. What sight or sound moved you during the season? (This can be good or bad.)

4. With whom did you enjoy sharing time with over the Christmas season?

5. Was there someone missing from your festivities? How are you doing with that?


A photo of a bodaciously wonderful present, delicious food, or lovely place that was a part of your holiday.

As always, you can link to your blog by pasting it in the comments, or just play along here, or on our Facebook page!

9 thoughts on “Friday Five: Recovery Mode

  1. 1. No footwear just like to let me breathe!
    2. Tom and Jerry’s! An old family tradition of stopping at family friends house to sip a warm drink on Christmas Eve. As a child I just drank egg nog. No bourbon for me!
    3. Seeing a members husband walk in the church door for our service!
    4. Driving right this minute to spend time with our grandchildren!!
    5. Just left visiting with my 96 year old mother. She’s rapidly losing her short term memory and ability to function without assistance. I miss her vitality.


    1. Linda, that’s a bittersweet moment — to someone you love not be the person they once were… prayers as you transition from that space to one with so much life in your grandchildren! Thanks for playing! 🙂


  2. 1. Fuzzy bootie slippers (my feet are always cold).
    2. My heavily laced aged eggnog (thank you Alton Brown).
    3. Sight AND sound: Mother and daughter playing piano and violin (respectively) for our lessons and carols Christmas night.
    4. Hubby and daughter on Xmas morn.
    5. The big family gatherings of my youth … but especially my parents and all the grandparents who are deceased. Still navigating it and tweaking traditions to fill that hole.


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