Saturday, February 23, 2013

RevGals have me celebrating the good in the world

a lovely batch of crocus planted by my students

From The RevGals ~ ... So this week's Friday Five is courtesy of my good friends Frodo and Sam. Tell me 5 things that are good in our world. Or your world. Photos are a bonus. 

1.  Spiritual Direction ~ Trips to the Jesuit Center will keep happening, but I was prompted by my friend Robin, to try once again to have a director close to home.  This week we met for the second time.

2.  NOVA science NOW ~ Thank God that PBS freely streams their recent videos.  A 50 minute video can require 180 minutes of class time to get through as I constantly stop it to ask questions, to build upon what was shown, to listen to responses from my students.   

3.  I saw my first crocus.  Bulbs are emerging.  Birds are singing a bit more.  Sunlight bathes me earlier in the morning.  Wind chills remain.  All of this reminds me of a favored line of poetry ~

Lifeless in appearance, sluggish
dazed spring approaches

William Carlos Williams

4.  Jazz is good.  Jazz programs in our schools are good.  They inspire the future.

5.  People have dedicated their lives to feeding the hungry.  That is a good thing.   In Lansdale Manna on Main Street is doing the good work. 


  1. Seems like a good approach to spiritual closer to your home...and the pilgrimage to the Jesuit Center as well.

    1. Purple ~yes indeed. Glad I was inspired to try to find one close to home

  2. Beautiful crocuses! Ours are just peeping through the mulch and with the sleet we had yesterday and today, I think they are reconsidering going any further. Thanks for playing! :)

    1. Deb ~ bulbs are like that. Emerge t their own pace

  3. Replies
    1. Nance ~ glad to hear from you. Looking forward to our tiny Siberian irises next

    2. i praise God, as i had an outing the post office.
      now there's a little somethin' package on it's way to a couple sweetiepies in PA.

    3. Nance ~ well that brightened my day

  4. I enjoy NOVA when I get a chance to watch it (mostly online, as you do). No crocuses here as yet, but there's hope!

    1. Ken ~ hoping for early blooms is a fine hope indeed


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