For this Friday Five, please list five words that identify your passions, spirituality, and/or life. Describe as much or as little as you wish.
1.Service!–My call to Diaconal Ministry is founded on service. I am called to pick up my basin and towel to serve all God’s people. I love helping others. In addition, hospitalily plays an important part of this as well. I love having others over etc.
2. Words (and Writing)–I love writing! I love putting words on a page; writing a story, poems, etc. It also is a huge form of prayer for me. Someday I would love to have a book published.
3. Relationships–My friends and family mean the world to me! I love spending time with them. It is important for me to say connected to all these people. I am blessed to have you in my life! It is important to me to be a good daughter, sister, friend, niece, etc.
4. “Grace through faith”–My Lutheran identity is a huge part of who I am and is so important to me. It isnt about doing the right thing or working to earn God’s love, its about grace knowing that God’s love is a free-unmerited gift given to me freely by God. I am reminded of the words of my colleague…he classifies it often as the “pure insanity of grace.” I love that; and thats why grace is so important to me!
5. Holy Spirit–The Holy Spirit always is there when we least expect it. There have been times in my life when I didnt know what was going to happen, etc but yet the Holy Spirit has been there in the midst of it all.