May Synchroblog – Lighten Up: The Art of Laughter, Joy & Letting Go

20 Apr

One thing feels clear about the faith blogging world–we can be kind of serious most of the time.  Serious about beliefs, theology, and hard conversations about the intersection of life and faith.  It is serious stuff we’re talking about, but sometimes what gets missed in all of the intensity is joy & laughter & lightness.  It’s probably a good idea to learn how to not take ourselves quite so seriously.  The May 2012 Synchroblog is centered on the idea of what it might mean to lighten up a little–personally, spiritually, professionally, or in any area of our lives.   You can write about why that’s easy or hard for you, share something funny or humorous, or any other angle that feels easy and right (remember, part of this is about lightening up!)

Add your post link in the comments section of this post by 10:00 pm EST, Tuesday, May 8th to be included in this month’s Synchroblog. The link list will go up on Wednesday, May 9th so you can add it to your post.

We hope you can participate!

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28 Responses to “May Synchroblog – Lighten Up: The Art of Laughter, Joy & Letting Go”

  1. Jeremy Myers May 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Here is my Post:

    Lighten Up!

    http://www.tillhecomes.org/lighten-up/

    it will be posted on May 8.

    • kathyescobar May 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

      thanks jeremy, will get the link list up on wednesday!

  2. MK Anderson (@mkettleson) May 7, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Here is my post:

    The Art of Passionately Lightening Up

    http://www.myrealjourney.com/2012/05/art-of-passionately-lightening-up.html

    by Maria Kettleson Anderson

    • kathyescobar May 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

      thanks for participating, it will be fun to read all of these. we’ll post the link list here on wednesday am to add to your post.

  3. Melody May 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    My 500th post. http://wp.me/ploAe-2au {I don’t do Joy}

  4. wmccaig May 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    Here is my post

    “Lighten Up: Learning to Let Go From A Man Who Lost It All”

    http://wendymccaig.com/2012/05/06/lighten-up/

    • kathyescobar May 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

      thanks, wendy! i’ll post the link list once we’re past the deadline and you can add it to your post.

  5. ckuniholm May 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Resurrection Laughter

    http://wordshalfheard.blogspot.com/2012/05/resurrection-laughter.html

    • kathyescobar May 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

      thanks for participating. look forward to reading these!

  6. R. Lee Bays May 8, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Hi, my post is linked below. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Loving Light

    http://southernhumanist.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/loving-light/

  7. Alan Knox May 8, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Be sarcastic with one another

    http://www.alanknox.net/2012/05/be-sarcastic-with-one-another/

    It will be published 5/8/2012 at 9:00 a.m. (EST)

    -Alan

  8. Patrick Oden (@dualravens) May 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Here’s mine:
    Truth, Beauty, and Yodeling Pickles

    http://dualravens.com/ravens/2012/05/truth-beauty-and-yodelling-pickles/

  9. Tammy Carter May 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Tammy Carter
    Blessing the Beloved
    A tricky little journey

    http://blessingthebeloved.blogspot.com/2012/04/always-joyful-journey.html

  10. Christine Sine May 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Here is my contribution Lighten Up – It Really Is the Best Medicine http://godspace.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/lighten-up-laughter-is-the-best-medicine/ I look forward to the other posts

  11. Glenn May 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Hi Kathy – My contribution is called Margaritas, Metallica, and A Serious Case of the Giggles.

    http://www.glennhager.com/?p=783

  12. K.W. Leslie May 9, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Got one posted. K.W. Leslie, “When Jesus made a funny,” @ More Christ. (http://morechrist.blogspot.com/2012/05/when-jesus-made-funny.html)

  13. Liz May 9, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    Here’s mine: A Spoonful of Sugar http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/a-spoonful-of-sugar/

  14. K.W. Leslie May 9, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    Got one: “When Jesus made a funny.” (http://morechrist.blogspot.com/2012/05/when-jesus-made-funny.html)

  15. K.W. Leslie May 9, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    Didn’t mean to post two. For whatever reason WordPress and Safari don’t mix.

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