Friday Five: Word Association
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.)