Five Minute Friday – Wonder

five minute fridayFive Minute Friday is my favorite post each week!

I normally start looking forward to the Five Minute Friday reveal as soon as I hit “post” on Thursday (and sometimes sooner!)

It’s the biggest free-writing flash-mob I’ve found on the internet and I seriously love it! I have fun writing, and I love the community that forms the flash mob.

The rules are simple:  one prompt, five minutes to write, no editing (and leave loving comments on other flash mob participants, ok?).  The flash-mob is the brain child of Lisa-Jo Baker and is hosted (hostessed?) at her Tales from a Gypsy Mama Blog.

Two weeks ago, I wrote about STAY.  Last week, I was on vacation.

This week, the topic is WONDER.

Five Minute Friday is taking a break for December, so I’ll have other content to share on Fridays until the first of the year.

Five Minute Friday – WONDER


Wonder and Christmas go hand in hand to me.

It’s not just the song.

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

When Mary birthed Jesus ’twas in a cow’s stall
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all
But high from God’s heaven, a star’s light did fall
And the promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing
A star in the sky or a bird on the wing
Or all of God’s Angels in heaven to sing
He surely could have it, ’cause he was the King

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

It’s the whole spirit of the season.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It’s the hap- happiest season of all

But sometimes…

I wonder if I’ve allowed my family to lose focus of what Christmas is all about.  Are we too focused on presents and decorations that we’ve lost track of what the season is really for?

I wonder if less might not be better.  We don’t need more stuff.  My kids’ Christmas wish list items all start with the word “more” or “another.”

I wonder if I’m just going through the motions.  I observe the traditions, but do they have meaning?  Tomorrow, we’ll start an advent calendar.  Do my kids even know what the word “advent” means?  Do they relate it to Advent Sundays?  I put a star on the top of the tree, but do I remember why?  I put the nativity scene out, but does it have meaning?

I wonder what I can do that would please God.

I wonder what I can stop doing that might please Him even more.

I wonder what I can change.

That’s it for Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder.[/author_info] [/author]

Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. My 6 year old and I are so excited for Christmas. Your post reminded me that it’s time to make stronger connections between our traditions and Christ. I love when we do one of our traditions and she can tell me how it relates to God.
    Joy in the Wilderness recently posted..5 Minute Friday – WonderMy Profile

    • I’d recommend a book titled the ADVENTure of Christmas. At least thumb through it. It has some fabulous ideas for how to connect our existing Christmas traditions with their original spiritual meanings.

  2. graet post…too often Christmas is commercialized and less focus on the real meaning of Christmas. I am starting an advent Calendar too. Son is with my parents since I’ve been very sick, but I can’t wait to start it with him tomorrow.

    I am trying to teach him the real nmeaning, what it means to celebrate the birth of Christ and what Christmas means to us.
    karen recently posted..Sick Mommy and Stupid ElfMy Profile

    • Karen, I’m sorry you’ve been sick. I know the past month has been tough for you and I hope it gets better!

      I hope Dino-man loves his Advent calendar and can see the connection. It’s hard when they’re little because they really don’t understand time yet.

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