swimmers-swimming-race-competition-56837I realize that I am not the most athletic person, so participating in any Olympics would never have occurred at any point in my life.  I will never swim 1/1000 as well as Michael Phelps or land as accurately as Simone Biles.  However, admittedly, I have thought about what I would say in an Oscars acceptance speech for best original screenplay or best documentary.

Just as 1 Corinthians 12 notes that each of us have our own gifts that we contribute to the Body of Christ, we all have something in which we excel.

For today’s Friday Five, name five successful areas of your life for which would you win an award or honor that you wish you could win.  Would it be for an athletic feat?  Would your win be a Grammy or another award for musical achievement?  Or maybe your win would be for everyday life achievements – from having the most pristine microwave oven to not passing out at the sight of blood.  As you name your five achievements, who would you thank in your acceptance speech?

Please respond below in the comments or use this as a prompt to write a blog post. Remember to post the link in the comments.


The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.


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2 thoughts on “Friday Five: This Award Goes to…

  1. Let’s see. I have imagined winning writing awards and I’d definitely thank my sister. (She taught me how to read when I was 4 and she was 6.) In that vein, I could win an award for best sister, assuming of course that I didn’t have to compete with her. 😉 I’d say I’ve done an award-winning job at using humor in parenting, and also in marriage. Is that five yet? Ah. One more: homemade Halloween costumes. I totally rocked those.


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