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Five Minute Friday: Wonder

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Wonder

I love this time of year.

It is a season full of hopeful expectation.

A time of joyful laugher, mixed with shedding of tears.

It is a season where faith, hope and love abound.

A time of trial, triumph and often tragedy.

It is a season of renewed dreams, restored lives and romance.

A time of warming hands by the fire, and shoveling snow.

It is a season of sweets, smells and delight.

A time of decking the halls, and ringing of bells.

In this season of Christmas, may you look up and see the sign and the wonder of Christ.

Birthed in heaven, yet brought forth in a marvelous display of power.

Laid low in a manager, this babe, this wonder.

May you look for the sign of His coming,

and see the wonder of His creation set before you.

Five Minute Friday

32 Comments

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    Mary
    November 30, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Lovely, my friend…just lovely. And that photo??? Beautiful! Where was it taken?
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Mary! My son took this photo on his iPhone while visiting friends in Utah last month. It’s so beautiful.

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    kristi
    November 30, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Beautifully written! May this Season fill us all with glorious wonder!
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kristi!

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    Laura @ Pruning Princesses
    November 30, 2012 at 4:46 am

    It is a season of wonder, but sometimes I have trouble finding the wonder between the to-do lists and gift buying. And I wonder if God really likes all this stuff that we do out of habit. Not trying to be a scrooge, I hope your sense of wonder at this holiday grows stronger each day.
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Oh I hear you! Christmas had gotten way too commercialized. We are having to scale way back, due to my husband’s unemployment, not that we ever went overboard, but it’s totally helping me to focus in on the reason we celebrate — JESUS! Have a great weekend!

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    Jennifer peterson
    November 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Beautiful , may we all look up and see Christ this season!!
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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    Mia
    November 30, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Hi Barbie
    How I wish I could experience a white Xmas just once. Xmas in South Africa is sun filled days on the beach
    and beautiful warm evenings around a fire outside having a braai ( barbeque) with your loved ones.
    Bless you, sweet friend
    Mia
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Hi Mia, I don’t live where it snows, but wish I did! Christmas outside by the fire, now that sounds wonderful! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    Debbie
    November 30, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Oh yes, the wonder of Jesus the true gift of Christmas! Beautiful Barbie …

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you my friend. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    hsmominmo
    November 30, 2012 at 7:08 am

    It is a Wondrous time of year, indeed! I enjoyed your word pictures. Thank you!

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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I left a note over on your blog.

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    Summer
    November 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I love this post! I hung on every word! I love this season! I love Christmas, mostly because of Christ and his brith and the celebration around it and the fun and pressies and elfs and Santa is an added bonus

    love you
    Summer
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      It is magical, isn’t it! Have a beautiful weekend my sweet friend.

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    Nancy @ Pilgrim Wanderings
    November 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Loved this! That picture is incredible!
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Nancy. My son capture this on his iPhone while visiting Utah last month.

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    Jenilee
    November 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

    love this! I really want to join in with 5 minute friday next year!
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Oh Jenilee, you simply must. You will be hooked!

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    ~Karrilee~
    November 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Simply GORGEOUS!!!
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks so much Karrilee!

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    Missy
    November 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Yes please! May I be wonder-struck anew at His gift this Christmas – and aware of all of the hopefilled wonder all around.
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      AMEN Missy!

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    Amber
    November 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Starting with the photo, this is glorious. Thank you. I love how many things, seemingly in opposition of each other, are present in this season… how Jesus comes into the messiness and imperfection of it all with his beauty, redemption and hope.
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      Barbie
      November 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Oh Amber, I love this. That He comes in all of my mess and imperfection and brings beauty, redemption and hope. Love it!

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    Natasha Metzler
    December 1, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Beautiful!
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      Barbie
      December 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you Natasha!

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    Beth @ My Destiny
    December 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I love this Barbie! And your son did a great job with the photo!
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      Barbie
      December 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks so much Beth!

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    Emily
    December 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Hi! I’m late coming over from Five Minute Fridays, but I’m so glad I did 🙂 This is a beautiful, simple response to wonder. I love all the alliterations, too. Enjoy this season!

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      Barbie
      December 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      So glad you stopped by Emily!

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