RevGalBlogPal Friday Five from Job 38

Friday Five: Word Association

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.

whirlwind As indicative of our season in life, truly, the first thing that came to mind was the upstairs — inhabited only by the girls. And then I thought about all the things we did this week.

foundation When not concerned about the parsonage foundation, I almost always associate foundation with: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,my God, my rock in whom I take refuge,my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (from Ps 18)

And from that, or passages like it, I think about the Hymn Saranam, Saranam (Refuge, Refuge). The chorus is “Jesus Savior Lord lo to thee I fly, Saranam, Saranam, Saranam, Thou my rock, the fortress that’s higher than I, Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” (United Methodist Hymnal 523) We have sung Saranam as a lullabye many, many nights. You can hear the tune if you search here. Unlike most hymns, this one begins with the chorus.

lightning Very first thought? Thunder bolts and lightening very very frightening me
Galileo Galileo Galileo Galileofigaro Mangnifico oh oh oh

den The cozy place with TV, DVD, DVR, GameCube, stereo, laptop, the best sleeping couch ever, the favorite green chair, the brown plaid chair that has always been in my life, most of the fun reading books, and most of the time all of the family.

prey Prey: the odd turn of phrase uttered by some church members who sound holy “shall we prey?” “let us prey” “we’re gonna prey now” “we should prey without ceasing” The only worthwhile response: “Lord, listen to your children praying”

(Yes, they’re all from Job 38.)


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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6 Responses to RevGalBlogPal Friday Five from Job 38

  1. Songbird says:

    Your den sounds especially nice!

  2. revabi says:

    prey…I thought you were going to say they “prey on you er for you”

  3. Can you tell me how to find the Friday Five? I’m a recent reader, really enjoying your blog, Vicar!Mags

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  6. Augh! Blogger is giving me fitsHi Mags, Glad you’re reading!. You can find the friday five and a whole lot more at should be able to click the link in the side panel (under Gryffindor above Animated Inventor)There are a lot of clergywomen in the webring and there is something posted everyday.

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