Sometimes we read something that takes a moment to sink in. And once it does, there is something so engaging that we just have to spend a minute absorbing it. That’s how it was for me this week. As I was reading blog posts , I came across a number of sentences that seemed to just sparkle like gemstones… some with a bit of humor, some with an invitation to a conversation, and still others with a strongly held opinion. Follow these links to see each gem in its setting, and enjoy the thoughts and ideas of your fellow RevGals.
What would make Jan Edmiston say “There are many ways to travel and my favorite kind involves premium rain-shower heads.” Check it out on achurchforstarvingartists.
Cheyanne Lovellette imagines a situation in which “the now 2,000-year-old men are ‘still waiting for someone to arrive with news’” in her post on The Thistlette.
Amanda Gayle Reed, writing in Appalachian Preacher, draws us in with a narrative that includes this line: “All of a sudden Don made the whole thing very awkward and uncomfortable… and he waited until we were well out of Welch city limits, on an isolated stretch of highway.”
“Turns out I was a reading fool! I read 111 books” are the words used by Susan Wright in Fruitful Words to invite us into a review of a year-long challenge, recently completed.
“[Jesus’] righteous ire was aimed at the religious leaders first. Well I’m one of them,” says Amy Lou in It Seems to Me this week.
A mirror is held up for us by Nancy Betz Fitzgerald’s line in Pastor’s Post: “‘I forgot to pray,’ said a pastor yesterday. (and none of us were surprised.)”
And a follow-up from last week: Those of you who read Connie Tuttle’s post about “The History We Need to Repeat” might be interested in her follow-up reflection here.
As you visit these blogs, please leave a comment and let the writers know what words and phrases captured your interest.
Barbara Bruneau is a recently retired Lutheran pastor living in southeastern Minnesota. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An Explosion of Texture and Color.
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