Friday, July 21, 2006
A Festive Occasion RGBP Friday Five
Happy First Anniversary to my sisters and brothers at RevGalBlogPals! To help this special group of blogging friends celebrate this festive occasion, I'm playing the Friday Five:
1) What is your first memory of the RevGalBlogPals? I saw occasional references to RGBP by my friend Singing Owl on another list we're on together, and she kept mentioning her blog. I finally went and checked it out, and loved it. But since I'm no longer a pastor, I didn't even think about joining the ring until I happened to go to the RGBP blog itself and noticed that anyone serving or discerning a call to ministry is welcome. So a month and a half ago, I joined. Almost from day one, interesting people have visited, commented, and welcomed my comments on their blogs. I guess I'd have to say that my first memory as a member of RGBP is of a warm, smart, funny community.
2) Have you met any of the other ring members in real life? I haven't met any yet, unfortunately, though Singing Owl and I have spoken on the phone a few times.
3) Of those you haven't met, name a few you would love to know in person. Only a few? Shucks! But if I have to pick and choose, I'd love to meet Singing Owl, Catherine (Come to the Table), RevAbi, Proclaiming Softly, Songbird, and St. Casserole (and my Rosie and Jenny want to meet her Whistle and Fish the Kittens).
4) What has Ring Membership added to your life? Ring membership has expanded my circle of friends. I treasure the collective wisdom I read, and I've laughed a lot at the fun stuff. I've cried a few times. And the week leading up to this past Sunday, the lectionary leaners helped bolster my sermonizing confidence when I prepared to preach for the first time in over four years. Y'all don't know how huge that was to me...or maybe you do!
5) Describe a hope for the future of the WebRing. I was excited to read about plans to incorporate and possibly organize meetings. I hope that this webring will grow in its already significant role as a light shining through the darkness. Our very existence tells people that some "impossible" things are not only possible, but fact. God is doing great things through RGBP. "May our tribe increase!"