Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Friday Five

First, for those of you who may not be familiar with RevGalBlogPals, it is a blog I found a couple of years ago, "An Open Table set for a diverse group of people -- women pursuing or discerning a Christian vocation -- and their friends -- all are welcome!". You can find it here. It is a blogging community, a place where I have found preaching ideas, support for being a pastor, and lots of fun - and a bunch of bloggers I admire and read. Each week, they have a "Friday Five" meme - a question or list of questions that help us get to know one another. So, read on!

This week's installment, written by Songbird, one of my favorite bloggers, says this:

Whether it's new friends or new loves or new employers, what are five things people should know about you? There's also a link to a cool song from the musical "Rent" but I can't figure out how to post that...someday I will become more sophisticated.

Five Things About Me:
1.I am deeply in love with Starman, and love our three children fiercely. Family time comes first no matter what.

2. I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Twice. But that does NOT mean I am smart. It means I worked my butt off. I wear my college ring because despite working harder than I ever have before or since, I also had the time of my life there - I met Starman, and many of my friends there, including two who, though they live far away, are still the best friends I have. It also means that I can "talk technology" and I don't appreciate those who think that because I am (a) a woman or (b) a pastor, I can't.

3. I am a Christian United Methodist. I value the tension between social responsibility and liturgical authenticity. I can't see being anything else, although I have strong disagreements with some UM policies. I will work within the system for change, and not leave it.

4. I love to be outside. I need to be outside daily, in any kind of weather. The lake and ravine near our house are part of what keeps me sane. They are where I hear the voice of God

5. I value community. I like having friends and being a friend. If I am your friend, I will do my best to be a good one. I will bake you brownies when you are sad. I will watch your children. I will laugh with you (and I love to laugh) and I will cry with you.

and one more, because five weren't enough!
6.I am a New Englander, actually, to be technical, a Bostonian. Despite living for the past 18 years in the Midwest, I can still pahk my cah in Hahvahd Yahd, or my fahtha's, if you get the idear. I love and miss the mountains, the ocean, the history. Someday, I want to live there again.

Thanks as always, Songbird!


Songbird said...

Hey, thanks for playing! I wish I could hear you talk, love that accent.

Sally said...

As a British Methodist " I value the tension between social responsibility and liturgical authenticity." this really resonates with me!

MumPastor said...

Hi Songbird - I have to be around hometown folks for a bit before it comes back now, but I can fake it pretty well if I want to...:) Sally, good to see you over here! I would love to do a year in the British Methodist system...if I can get Starman to take a sabbatical over there...

Jennifer said...

Hi MumPastor!
I graduated from Boston College and had a number of friends who went to MIT. I,too, live in the Midwest, but grew up in the East.
Loved your play!!!

Sophia said...

With you on 1, 4, and 5 (though my daily outdoor fix is the Pacific).