Friday, June 29, 2007

Gifts and Talents -- Friday 5

With gifts and talents in mind here is todays Friday 5;

1. Personality tests; love them or hate them? I find them fascinating. ANd consider that they should, by a large, be taken with a grain of salt--or in some cases a whole share's worth.
2. Would you describe yourself as practical, creative, intellectual or a mixture? Something of a mixture I suppose. DIfferent parts more evident at different times.
3. It is said that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame; have you had yours yet? If so what was it, if not dream away what would you like it to be? Well I suppose I might have, having been on stage a couple times and helping to televise results from last fall's municipal election...
4. If you were given a 2 year sabatical ( oh the dream of it) to create something would it be music, literature, art.....something completely different...share your dream with us... Literature, well something in writing anyway. MAybe something dramatic...
5. Describe a talent you would like to develop, but that seems completely beyond you. Drawing, visual art, something requiring fine motor control. Even I can barely read my writing, and drawing something recognizable, well that just doesn't happen.

Bonus question: Back to the church- what does every member ministry mean to you? Is it truly possible to encourage/ implement? I think it means people finding their own ministry within the community, finding what they have to offer and being empowered to offer it. I hunch that it is really hard to implement. Possible in theory but really really difficult in practice.


  1. ... helping to televise results of last year's municipal elections... sounds fascinating!

  2. grab your pencil buddy because I truly deeply believe everyone is an artist... that sounds sooo pie-in-the-sky crap... but I do believe we can "train" ourselves to do things - just like everything it takes discipline. Wow... I think I just got a sermon lead...

  3. NOt as fascinating as it sounds Diane. SOrt of one of those things that happens in small towns--they'll take pretty much anybody.

    All it amounted to was some timewasting banter and reading of numbers.