Friday Five: Renewal from RevGalBlogPals

The Friday Five as posted by Songbird

In my office the other day, two church members asked about the boat on my table. I told them it was a gift from a seminary classmate, a reminder of the work and teaching of our professor, Kirk Jones, author of Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and other Caregivers. He always reminded us that Jesus went to the back of the boat and took a nap.

Not surprisingly, I could not find an image of Jesus resting. Preaching from the boat, yes. Calming the storm, yes. Walking on water? Oh, my, yes! But no one seems to want to picture Jesus taking his rest.

In this week that looks unlikely to hold a complete day off, I am pondering renewal. List four ways you like to relax or give yourself a break. Then name a fifth, something you’ve never been able to do, a self-care dream.

Four ways of taking a break from church stuff:
1. geocache!!! (my children say I’m obsessed)
2. do stuff for school
3. sleep
4. read fiction unless the weather is too bad to geocache, then this is higher
5. go some place cool like New York City and see a Broadway show or go to a Seattle Seahawks game in Seattle


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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4 Responses to Friday Five: Renewal from RevGalBlogPals

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have to admit I don’t know what #1 is!

  2. Songbird says:

    That was Songbird. Blogger hates comments tonight!

  3. geocaching is kinda like hide and seek or a scavenger hunt with a GPS unit. There’s a t-shirt that sums it up saying, “I use multiple billion dollar military satelittes to find tuperware in the woods” Alone and with various family members, I have now found 60 caches having started Dec 15, 2006.

  4. 60 caches since Dec. WOW!I’ve known a couple of people who did letterboxing. But that didn’t require a GPS unit.

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