Friday, August 17, 2007

RevGals Friday Five: Word Association Redux

This one is patterned off an old Friday Five written by Songbird, our Friday Five Creator Emerita:

Below you will find five words. Tell us the first thing you think of on reading each one. Your response might be simply another word, or it might be a sentence, a poem or a story.

1. vineyard grapes, wine

2. root solid, foundation, base

3. rescue God, move that rock

4. perseverance I'm tired of pushing it

5. divided a house divided, weak or strong? discuss!

(Each of these appears in one of the readings from this Sunday's lectionary.)

20 comments:

Mrs. M said...

#3 & 4-- AMEN!

revhipchick said...

love #s 3 and 4! great play!

chartreuseova said...

My Little Sprout read your Friday Five and was very focused on the grapes...me I'll take the wine. LOL.

"PS" said...

# 5 Good question. Is divided always negative? Maybe something which is divided has learned what gifts they and/or it possess. Everyone is not always trying to do everything?????? Can we change the way we think about divided?

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

First - happy annivesary! Marriage is hard work... for everyone who's honest about it.

Second - move that rock. I so like that... read it over at WS too and liked it then.

Third - why am I numbering things? But anyhoo... divided. oh I deftly avoided mentiong the church. families. politics... but it's all there not too far from anyone's mind... but dang it... who want's to think of all THAT... when it's your annivesary! Celebrate!!!

Serena said...

Yep ... your succinct answers to 3 & 4 nail it! Great play, indeed.

Diane said...

a little poetry in there. I'm not going to get to friday five I think, but thanks for the poetry! and images for sermons

Kievas said...

Great play...#5 somehow got me thinking about irises and how they need to be divided (and I have sadly neglected to do so this year). The act of division brings new life to the divided, so it's a positive thing.

Presbyterian Gal said...

3 & 4...badabing....badaboom. That says it all right there.

mompriest said...

Indeed. I'm not sure that division is always bad. Sometimes conflict and issues can bring about clarity and new vision, and actually led to increased trust, if managed well. Which means that the division does not prevail, even if it is part of the process...

RevDrKate said...

Liked your #5 , it actually triggered mine. Sort of did disucss. :)

Amy Stewart said...

Sometimes the division is the Holy Spirit stirring things up to wake us up. But then I start thinking about how divided the church is and that makes me sad. The Spirit keeps trying to wake us up and we keep grumbling and hitting the snooze button.

DogBlogger said...

Ooh, Amy Stewart, nice observation there.

Great play, mompriest!

Barbara B. said...

I agree with Diane -- a little poetry in there!

1-4 Grace said...

Good answers and nice play.
I like your music choices on your profile. Love Norah Jones!!!
As far as the cookie goes, they have not had my chocoate chip cookies. As they are not traditional or conservative. They are a bit odd, decadently devilish, and not for the folks who worry about calories and fat.

mompriest said...

Oh I agree, the Holy Spirit is in the mix and we humans can be so obtuse....

1-4, maybe I'm like one of YOUR choc chip cookies..hee hee

semfem said...

Great play--succinct but full of thought-provoking stuff!

Just wanted to let you know I'm reading!

mompriest said...

semfem- where have you been!?! Last I knew you were headed off to England and Harry Potter...

semfem said...

Went to England for the Potter, then home, then to Korea with the boyfriend, then to Chicago for a young leaders' conference and churchwide assembly.

Whew! But I'm back now.

mompriest said...

Didn't know you were in Chicago, so near by! Maybe next time we'll meet for coffee...

glad you made it home safe and sound.

How was Korea, I bet you posted about it, so I'll stop by your blog...

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