Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Five: If it aint broke...

Friday Five: If it ain’t broke…

Notes appIt was a disappointing download. The new iOS 7 update took away the format I loved for the Notes app on my iPhone and iPad. I admit, these are tiny little First World problems. I will nevertheless miss the digital legal pad with the black brown font, in all its simplicity.
In honor of the dear departed, please name five things in your life that need no improvement.
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This one is a toughie:  I have a lot of stuff that is broke at the moment so I spend an inordinate amount of my time trying to fix broken things.  It is hard to focus on the things that remain the same and sustain me.

1.  Old Friends:  These are the things that remind me that my life isn't a shambles and the next update of whatever comes down the pike is going to throw me off the track.

2.  Prayer:  It is my go to whenever my world is out of whack--and
in thanksgiving for when I am 'in whack.'  It is that quiet time when even music can be an intrusion.  

3.  Home:  The place where I can go and relax.  We have had many homes in the past 35 years but home hasn't been a specific place, it has been the community that J and I have provided for one another.  It is a place of food, books, cats and welcome.  It ain't perfect but it is HOME.

4.  Church:  Since I have such a small family, church has been the place where I find so much life.  Even here in FTW where the Church is in such disarray, I still find that community where I  live, move and have my being.  

5.  J.  Our relationship is not one of marriage, not one of sisterhood, not just friendship.  It is of commitment to the individual
and the things that we hold most important.  We have made a home for one another.  We don't agree all the time.  We get fussy with one another.  But we both know that somehow we have committed our lives to one another because that is what love does in us. 


    Anonymous said...

    "because that's what love does in us." Beautiful. Thank you.

    Anonymous said...

    "because that's what love does in us." Beautiful. Thank you.

    altar ego said...

    I really like how you played this. And prayer, oh, that's a slippery slope for me. I suppose the truth is that it isn't prayer that is disappointing for me, but that I disappointment myself in regard to prayer. That's so much harder to confront and deal with. I appreciate the directness with which you describe your life/relationship with J.

    Martha Spong said...

    Amen to all those, especially the conclusion of #5. Love to Judy.