Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Five: Words

Jan, over at RevGal, offers this Friday Five Meme:

So my suggestion for today's Friday Five is to write about 5 words you really like. Please explain why you have chosen each word, in such ways as:

It is a

1. description or attribute of yourself: a Bishop I know from another diocese, one who is about to retire, use to say that I was
humble" - I was never quite sure what HE meant by that, but I like to think that I am humble.

2. activity you enjoy: knitting, walking, yoga, bike riding

3. word that is spelled or pronounced in an interesting way: do you say, "ah" or "A" - as in ah-men, or Amen? or A thing or ah thing? and why?

4. passion of yours: I like many aspects of life, but a passion? Preaching can be a passion, it certainly anchors the rhythm of my week. Daily prayer, especially meditation, is a passion, albeit a gentle one. Healthy living is probably my life-long passion - health of mind, body, and spirit.

5. word that brings you hope, peace, or comfort: "in quietness and confidence shall be our strength" - ok, so several words, a prayer phrase actually...but one I have prayed often.

and, a bonus...

6.word you like to repeat or sing: I often wake up with "ear-worms," phrases of music rolling through my thoughts. Lately it's been Joni Mitchell, "Woke up it was a Chelsea morning:

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the earworm!! LOL. Enjoyed your play. I'm an AHmen person probably because that's the wqy I sing it.

peace!

Karla Miller said...

I love this song. It's good for walking!

I say, "Aaemayan!" when I am happy or after a great song or something in worship. When I am leading a prayer in worship, I say "Ahmen". Funny, huh?

Jan said...

It's funny to look at "amen" and I am glad you pointed that out. So many ways to express "so be it." I am glad to visit your bright and cheery blog this morning; you brighten our lives with your thoughts and reflections. (I'm an "ah-men" person.) Loved the song!

Rev SS said...

Interesting .. Like Karla, sometimes I say Ah-men and sometimes A-men ...

Purple said...

A gentle passion...I like the phrasing of that.

altar ego said...

I love how you say that preaching anchors the rhythm of your week. Nicely phrased. And yes, humble is an apt description of you. My ear-worms tend to be hymns, which is sort of odd!

Muthah+ said...

Now I understand my restlessness since I retired--I don't have that anchor for the week. I still go to a lectionary study with colleagues but I miss the preaching.

Ohhhh and thank you for Joni!

RevDrKate said...

Just did some reflecting about that preaching/anchoring business at a clergy conference when we did a workshop on preaching as spiritual practice. AH-Men!

angela said...

I use both and I think Ah-men is a little quieter and respectful...suits the Lutheran side of me.

Anchoring. Love that word. Look forward to it.

I LOVE Joni Mitchell songs.

Sharon said...

I just recently learned the word / expression "ear-worm" for something that I didn't know had a word to describe it. I enjoyed reading about your meaningful words.

oneofgrace said...

Sometimes I say ah-men and sometimes Amen, and I'm not sure the reason why. Thanks for pointing that out.

Catharine Phillips said...

I*m an ah-men person... unless singing the Amen from the movie Lily of the Fields.
Now that I*m not preaching, I am often anchored in writing reflections which show me what I*m noticing in the world.

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Sarah said...

Hi! I LOVE the photo of you at the Baptism. So great. I just started a new blog (due in party to your example and gentle encouragement). And my first post happens to be about Baptism! But I'm not "Grace-thing" any more. Now it's The Wiggle Room: Sarah-wiggleroom.blogspot.com. Come visit! And now I need to catch up YOUR blog...

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