Friday, April 04, 2008

Give me a word

It's sermon writing time, and my mind is wandering terribly, contemplating such peculiar things as a current TV ad for paper plates: "I buy ____, because I deserve a paper plate as strong as I am." You've got to be kidding.

In seminary, a few times when we'd get stuck while writing a sermon, one or the other of us would invite each other to "give me a word." Then the challenge becomes weaving that word (or as many of the words that come in) into the sermon. Strangely enough, this works to start the creative process in a new direction, even when the words are as of a clearly silly nature, such as "elephant."

In that spirit, I invite you to give me a word.


Blogger Merely Human said...


8:26 PM  
Blogger The Cowardly Seminarian said...


7:02 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

I just happened upon your blog because I wrote a little post about the same Dixie ad and was trying to find its presence online so others could enjoy the inanity.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who pondered it... and not with the result of buying more paper plates.
Oh, and a word for you: inscrutable. (I see you have sufficient nouns already.)

2:38 PM  

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