Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Five: Spring Forward Edition

Friday Five: Springing Forward

Jan writes: Whether we liked it or not, we all "sprang forward" with the change to daylight savings time in the USA this past Sunday. There is lightness and brightness slipping in as spring approaches, so let us consider what is springing forth in our lives right now.

Name 5 things that are springing forth, possibly including :
  • what you hope for
At this time of night, I usually hope for a little more energy either to do something I think I should (laundry) or something I want (read). Usually the latter wins. I'm also hoping for some continued enthusiasm (from myself and the congregation) around the Lenten sermons on non-lectionary texts. I'm also hoping to figure out how to get in more training for the triathlon I'm signed up for in June. 
  • what you dread
Writing my sermon tomorrow. I don't like writing sermons on Saturdays, but some weeks that just happens. It's not the sermon writing that I dread, it's my fear that it won't come together and I'll be left blinking at the congregation. In which case, we can pray and sing another hymn. On the Sunday when I'm supposed to talk about whether or not women should remain silent in church, not having a sermon could be a problem in more ways than one. 
  • what you observe
I observe my son figuring out things for himself more and more. He's learning how to make and use tools (especially his parents) to see things, touch them and/or figure out how to get to them. He's just made the switch from sliding down the stairs backwards, on his stomach, to going down facing the front, scooting on his bottom. We're an exploring and asking house, while the evidence of his "experimentations" is everywhere- his discoveries bring him, and me, such joy. 
  • what is concrete
That my husband is snoring so loudly, I have put on earphones to drown him out while I read and type. 
  • what is intangible
That there have been many nights in our marriage when I would have given a significant organ to hear that snoring and to know that he was okay. 


kathrynzj said...

I was going to right something silly and then I read the 'intangible' - amen.

Jules said... to use tools, especially his parents...

Love this.