2013-12-08 19.09.25 - croppedJust like a church picnic or a party with friends, you never know exactly what will show up at a summer potluck. Despite urban legends of potlucks with seventeen kinds of baked beans, and nothing else, there always seems to be food in abundance and a nice variety for all kind of tastes. So this week, we’ll take a potluck tour through the musings of our bloggers. Please click through to these blogs to sample their offerings, and be sure to leave a comment on the blog so they know that you’ve visited.

Deb Vaughn blogs at An Unfinished Symphony; words found in the subtitle of her blog will make her a star at any potluck: And chocolate. Always chocolate! This week she is wonder about how to “fit everything in my day into my day” (a wondering that most of us have shared in our own lives).

Summer potlucks call for tried and true recipes from the family archives. Sarah at Everyday Holy takes us on a tour of her grandmother’s recipe box. You can almost smell the banana bread made from grandma’s recipe.

At a summer potluck, there are friends to catch up with, and stories about children and grandchildren abound. Wendy Lamb, who is BookGirl on her blog, shares stories of her daughter’s adventures at drama camp.

Summer potlucks are like caffeine to the soul of the extrovert. So many people to talk with, foods to taste, experiences to share. In her blog, Michelle Torigian thinks about a time when she had an unexpected block of quiet time. Her reaction is summed up in the title of her post: An Extrovert in Hell.

If you wander around the group at a summer potluck, you’ll hear stories of trips taken and souvenirs collected. As a souvenir of her spring trip to Spain to walk part of the Camino, Joelle Coville-Hanson shares a couple of recipes for Sangria (that isn’t soda-pop sweet) in her blog Skating in the Garden with High Heels Under my Alb.

As we visit with people at a summer potluck, we will undoubtedly learn that someone has a new address. We may put the information in our smartphones, or jot it on a piece of paper for later filing. Susan Wright’s blog is aptly named for a summer potluck: Fruitful Words. She give us a glimpse into her address book project, sharing her observations and prayers for those names listed on the “A” page.

Just like any summer potluck, there is always plenty of food available, almost 150 posts in the past week alone. Click through to the RevGalBlogPals web page where you’ll find a link labeled “Our RevGals Blogging Community.” Sample as much of the potluck as you care to, and know that your comments are much appreciated by the bloggers.

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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