17 Feb 2012

Five Minute Friday: Delight

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we want to, not because we have to. We write for fun, for joy, for discovery at how much creativity is crammed in our heads and even if we just unlock if for five minutes it can paint the world in dazzling wonder.

The people who write for #FiveMinuteFriday wow us with their awesome. That means you! (<—Tweet this!)

On Fridays we just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. It’s such a relief, I promise.

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & leave an encouraging comment.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:




In her toes curled over in a pool of sunshine; those chubby cheeks. Where did she get them? At this hugs and his brave heart. At my team of kids who loved well and listened even when they didn’t while daddy was out of town. A hot bath and a good book.

Mozarella sticks late at night with Peter.

Friends who celebrate.

A sunset and the boy who points it out to me. The wonder of a new idea, a dream, a brainwave that bedazzles you out of nowhere. Being useful. Feeling useful. Laughing hard at a twitter conversation that makes no sense to anyone else.

Bible study every Tuesday night. Women who know my real stories, who watch me live them. Remembering that Christ lives in me. Discovering again what that means. Studying the ways God loves me, challenges me, grows me, cherishes me.

Sinking into the bed I’ve slept in since the day we were first married every night. Sleep. Uninterrupted sleep even better. The baby first thing in the morning. Oh how she loves. Oh how she teaches me to love. Families on two sides of the ocean who live the example of sacrifice. Joyful sacrifice. I get so caught up in it I forget I’m learning.

Dancing in the rain.

This place, these words, and you.

Love, LJ



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  1. 1

    There is nothing as delightful as a round-toed chubby cheeked baby in the morning! I agree:)

  2. 2

    lovely list of delights – good word this week…

  3. 3

    Your words make me sigh every time I’m here. Just lovely! My favorite was “I get so caught up in it I forget I’m learning.”

  4. 4

    what beautiful delights! celebrating with you today :)

  5. 5

    Beautiful words, Lisa-Jo. What a great list of delights! Love those baby toes too. Mmm! ;)

  6. 6

    I loved the “sunset and boy who points it out” I love when my son notices and points out beauty like this to me!

  7. 7

    Loved this, Lisa-Jo! Those baby toes, cheeks, squeals of my kids delighting in Gods creation. And that bit about family on two sides of the ocean living in sacrifice….yeah, totally get that.

  8. 8

    Your brain bedazzles. It does. :)

    I’m so glad God made you.

  9. 9

    A delightful list Lisa-Jo.
    And I wonder if you know how much delight you bring to us. You are a gift! A delightful gift!

  10. 10

    This is my first time joining in. Your pictures made me smile… Nothing cuter than baby toes and fingers. Have a wonderful and very delightful day :)

  11. 11

    Tiny toes. Chubby cheeks. Sleep-filled nights. Delight, indeed. So sweet. ~BLESSINGS

  12. 12

    This was my first time participating and I LOVED it…I plan to do it every week now! =)Enjoyed reading your post and what you wrote about delight! Thank you for sharing! =)

  13. 13

    The one about laughing at a Twitter conversation. Oh, I get that. I do. And the boy that points out beauty. Priceless.

  14. 14

    Love this week’s topic! Thanks for the prompt. I enjoyed writing this one immensely.

  15. 15

    Beautiful!! I love the curled little toes :)

    Thank you so much for your faithfulness in hosting this each week!

  16. 16

    I’ve been following these Five Minute Fridays for awhile now, but this week I linked up for the first time. Thank you!

    I loved your list of delights. Magic in the sunset, friends who know your truth, mozzarella sticks and sleep and toes and tutus: the world is wonderful, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing your delights!


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