Friday Focus – March 13, 2020

Here is your weekly dose of Friday Focus, a smattering of what I’m reading, listening to, learning, watching or pondering.

What I’m reading“Let’s Talk about the P-word.” Yvette Quantz. A personal friend and a dynamic woman in our community, Yvette Quantz offers a deeply heartfelt reflection on personal prayer – a cry from the heart. This article is not only well written, but it is also inspirational and encouraging.

Music Video I’m enjoying – The Official Video of “Her Love is Killin’ Me” by Huey Lewis and the News” has got to be one of the most enjoyable music videos I have heard and listened to in a very long time. It does help that I am a big fan of HL&N … nonetheless, this song is so simple, so fun and so clever.

What I’m watching“My next guest needs no introduction with David Letterman.” There are times when I watch an episode of this Netflix broadcast just to listen to something that goes beyond standard late-night banter or the talking heads on network tv.

New for March! Monthly Couple Challenge – Take a class together. Whether it’s cooking, wine tasting, painting, a community education course, or yoga, experiencing something new together sparks the feel-good chemicals that were so abundant early on in your relationship.
We’ll do this on March _____________.
We’ll do it again? Yes / No When? _____________
Want to change anything___________________?

Sacred Scripture I’m pondering – “God … manifests through us the sweet aroma of [Christ]… For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among all…” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15

The week’s ridiculous generosity challenge: Make a Spotify playlist for your favorite human. Extra credit: give your playlist a special “reason” or “theme, “ like, “Listen to this while you’re getting ready for your final exams!” or “Pump-yourself-up music to play before your job interview. You’re going to do great!”

Quote I’m pondering – “I imagine Lent for you and for me as a great departure from the greedy, anxious antineighborliness of our economy, a great departure from our exclusionary politics that fears the other, a great departure from self-indulgent consumerism that devours creation. And then an arrival in a new neighborhood, because it is a gift to be simple, it is a gift to be free; it is a gift to come down where we ought to be.” – Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent

Lenten Peace and Blessings.


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