Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Five: Word Association Redux

This one's based on words from this week's lectionary readings:

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
Earthy...the rich smell of garden soil, the sweetness of fruit, the buzzing of bees and the brush of an afternoon breeze

2. root
Foundation or cornerstone. Thinking specifically of a little church somewhere in Bavaria that had all kinds of fascinating baroque and rococo details inside, and outside a little room with crumbling stone blocks with both Roman and Celtic motifs...

3. rescue
"A very present help in times of trouble."

4. perseverance
I keep hearing a deep voice saying, "Hold the line." I think I'm remembering a volunteer receptionist at my husband's church, but whenever I hear that wonderful deep rich voice asking me to be patient while he puts my call through, I'm just thinking about holding on...

5. divided
Maybe it's the Body metaphor devotion from last night's Youth Week event, but I'm picturing an orange, broken into segments...more in common than we think, but still somehow divided. Can the division be reversed? I don't think so...but there could be a new and re imagined whole...


  1. Love the orange story.
    Got to hold on that for youth devotional sometime.
    I am picturing havign the orage divided up, and discussing it, but hten,
    as a whole having orange cream slushies, orange cupakes,and orange juice.
    I love to eat, and so do youth.
    Thanks for the idea!

  2. Love the "hold the line" metaphor.


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