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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.


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 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Wonder”

  1. Mary says:

    Lovely, my friend…just lovely. And that photo??? Beautiful! Where was it taken?
    Mary recently posted..5 minute Friday…WONDER

    1. Barbie says:

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

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks for stopping by Kristi!

  2. Laura @ Pruning Princesses says:

    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.
    Laura @ Pruning Princesses recently posted..Tween magazine reviews: American Girl Magazine

    1. Barbie says:

      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!

  3. Jennifer peterson says:

    Beautiful , may we all look up and see Christ this season!!
    Jennifer peterson recently posted..wonder

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

  4. Mia says:

    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 recently posted..The Wonder of Imperfection

    1. Barbie says:

      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.

  5. Debbie says:

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

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie recently posted..Five Minute Friday ~ Wonder

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you my friend. Have a beautiful weekend.

  6. hsmominmo says:

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

    1. Barbie says:

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

  7. Summer says:

    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 recently posted..Girl on fire

    1. Barbie says:

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

    1. Barbie says:

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

    1. Barbie says:

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

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks so much Karrilee!

  8. Missy says:

    Yes please! May I be wonder-struck anew at His gift this Christmas – and aware of all of the hopefilled wonder all around.
    Missy recently posted..The Wonder of Five Minute Friday

    1. Barbie says:

      AMEN Missy!

  9. Amber says:

    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.
    Amber recently posted..A birthday card for Papa

    1. Barbie says:

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

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you Natasha!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks so much Beth!

  10. Emily says:

    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!

    1. Barbie says:

      So glad you stopped by Emily!

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