RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: The A-Ha moments

Kathrynzj of RevGalBlogPals writes:

This past holiday season is not one I will soon forget, but not for the reason some may think. Certainly, it was a busy one for those involved in the life of the church. The 1-2 punch of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on a Sunday brought more than a few of us to our knees (or hopefully to a more comfortable napping position).

In the midst of the holiday season I had one of those moments where a path suddenly was made clear – A-ha! This experience has prompted me to wonder what some of your A-ha moments may be.

They can be mundane – a realization that you like/don’t like a certain food or that you really look good in that color you never had the guts to try. They can be sacred – a way to better pace your day clicks into place or finally a devotion or meditation practice that really works for you. They can be profound – the moment you realized he/she was the one (or wasn’t)or the moment you realized where your deepest passion could meet the world’s greatest need.

Please tell us – what are five (more or less) of your ‘A-ha’ moments. Where have you had a moment of clarity?


I’m not sure how clear these moments were… maybe as clear as mud? But the poetry of Dr. Suess came to mind…

It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!  There’s nothing deeply theological here. Just thoughtful reality setting in.

So in no particular order…

1. The best parts of this holiday were spent laughing, lounging and spending time with my family and friends.

2. Simple Christmas cookies (“Holiday Bites”) were nommed down with as much pleasure as the fussy, gussied-up fancy ones.

3. There’s much to be said for a therapeutic pedicure and haircut the week before Christmas.

4. There’s much to be said for NOT having wisdom teeth out the week before Christmas. (My heartfelt apologies to The Johnnie.)

5. I love decorating for Christmas. I HATE taking it all down. This year we are doing it together as a family. And I will NOT complain how it is completed.


That’s my list and I’m sticking with it.



  1. Great!
    I had a haircut on Christmas Eve day. There were those who said I was NUTS, but it was great to chill out for a bit AND my hair was did for the BIG occasion. 🙂

    Thank you so much for playing. Good luck on Christmas take down!


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