five minute friday: dive

Here we go again with another “Five Minute Friday” post!  To learn more about “Five Minute Friday” (FMF), check out the linked image here.  Basically, each week there’s a word given for you to write about.  You start writing, no back-tracking, editing, etc.  At the end of 5 minutes, you stop.  Then you post it, and share in the community of words that were birthed during these 24-ish hours.  It’s cool stuff.
So here’s this week’s response to the word: “dive”

So there are a few things in life that make me smile.  Okay, quite a few.  But one of them, is when someone tries to tell me, “No, actually THIS is how you ______.”  As if God ordained a specific way to roll a bowling ball, hold a pencil, or _____.  That’s what I feel about diving.

The pencil thing, that’s probably just my 10 year old frustrated self talking.  The teacher gives me that rubber thing around my pencil that’s supposed to help me hold it the “correct” way, because someone decided long ago there was a specific way to hold a writing utensil.  I still do it wrong.  Maybe they’re right, cause my handwriting stinks.  Thankfully, I can type.

The bowling thing, well, I think it goes back to one guy my mom dated who tried to help me learn the “correct technique” many years ago.   I was a teenager, and he thought he’d warm up to my mom by getting on my good side.  Sorry sir, I think it’s more fun to use my own technique.  It’s hard to describe, but I usually feel like a bowling ninja break dancer or something.  I’m not horrible, and have gotten close to 200 before.

And diving, well….I realize it’s a legit sport and some people can make it look incredibly graceful.  But me?  I love to run, jump high into the air tucking my body into a human-sized cannon-ball, and make the biggest splash imaginable.

I think that’s okay sometimes.  I think Jesus was a cannon-ball kinda guy too.  He definitely didn’t listen to how everyone was saying the Messiah was supposed to arrive.  He wasn’t worried about following through with his Savior moves using the proper techniques of the religious leaders of his day.  He was about His Father’s business, and doing so in a way that made the world take notice.

So while some people may stress out about perfecting their form….I think I’ll make another splash….

Whoa.  That one actually worked well in 5 minutes.  I win. 🙂

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18 responses to this post.

  1. Love the direction that this took. It makes me smile and I love the thought of Jesus being more of a cannonball kind of guy!

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    • Thanks Becky! I think his splash would’ve have been ridiculous too. The kind that got the Pharisees robes a bit wet, and they looked down their noses at him just a little. 🙂

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  2. Yes, I think he would love to cannoball and I’m sure he would’ve been a ninja break dance out of the box kind of guy as well. This put a smile on my face tonight. Thank you.

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  3. I hold my pencil wrong, too. and I’m homeschooling my boy so he’s pretty much doomed…to be a ninja break dance out of the box kind of guy as well 😉

    great splash, wick!

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  4. LOVE where you went with this! I could not think of how to wrap my story around God in this one – and love how you were able to incorporate it! 🙂 Enjoyed looking through your blog too! I was adopted at 6 months of age. 🙂

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  5. You did win. I read that Eric Little, the olympic runner, had horrible form. Coach after coach tried to fix it, but it never worked. And he still won EVERYTHING. Happy cannonballing!

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  6. Oh, Wick
    This sounds like my husband telling me how to stir your tea with a teaspoon, etc, etc, etc, and so on. Well, I suppose we can just smile! Yes, you definitely won this 5 minutes.
    Blessings
    Mia

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  7. Oh, the thought of Jesus being a “cannon-ball kind of guy” ~ love that!! When He’s in, He’s totally in:) Yet another reason why I love Him.

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  8. A cannonball. That is one thought that never entered my mind – but now that it’s there, yes! I can just see you and Jesus doing cannonballs together.

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  9. That was very fun to read. I love your connection with just diving to “So while some people may stress out about perfecting their form….I think I’ll make another splash….” I agree – Jesus didn’t worry about what people thought – He just did what God said to do. And not fear the consequences.
    Blessings,
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

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