Friday, February 29, 2008

RevGalBlogPals' Friday Five: Happy Leap Day!

A lovely Friday tradition...and my first time on the playing board! Here's RevGalBlogPals' original post.

Tell us about a time you:

1. Leapt before looked
I have to admit, this doesn't happen often--I'm too much of a planner.

2. Leapt to a conclusion
Now this, on the other hand, happens to me far too often. And sometimes to great embarrassment. Most recently: I leapt to the conclusion that one of my students was not doing his reading, and I asked him about it. My students are he was offended, of course. In my defense, his homework assignments did not reflect having completed the assigned reading...

3. Took a Leap of Faith
I went to graduate school--moved halfway across the country to the midwest, and had no idea whether I would make it. I don't think I believed then that I would. But I don't think I was the only one who made a leap of faith--the graduate director who let me in the program and gave me a scholarship also placed a great amount of trust in me (I was certainly less qualified than my peers, if only because I was the only one coming straight out of college). It seems to be a successful leap of faith--no net needed. I did complete the program, after all, and now I'm using my PhD in the world of theology.

4. Took a literal Leap
I'm not one for heights or for leaping. I can tell you about a few trips down the stairs, head or bottom first, if you wish...

5. And finally, what might you be faced with leaping in the coming year?
Ah. This one is easy, though I'm changing it to the next year and a half. Entering religious life--without a dime to my name, leaving behind my worldly possessions, and trusting that my friend and comfort Jesus will be beside me along the way. He's always there, but sometimes I don't see him clearly (my fault, not his). This move is both exciting and a bit terrifying--but all is good as long as I remember that God has a safety net is available in case I have an emergency.

Divine safety nets are the best, aren't they? They seem to be the only ones that never fail to appear on time.


DogBlogger said...

Divine safety nets are the best, aren't they? They seem to be the only ones that never fail to appear on time.

Wonderful words!

Anonymous said...

Great play on your first Friday Five! May all of your leaping be fruitful and blessed by God!

Songbird said...

Love the same quote dogblogger did!

Thanks for playing with us.

karlajean said...

Indeed, I resonate with dogblogger and songbird. Divine Safety Nets.
Thank you.

revhipchick said...

amen to dogblogger's comment! your words are beautiful!

great play and congrats on your first friday 5!

Mrs. M said...

"Absolutely!" to the divine safety nets.

j said...

excellent play! so excited to read from you!

Auntie Knickers said...

What they said...I have nothing new to say here but I'm glad you're blogging and Friday Five-ing with us!