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five minute friday: wonder

Here we go again with another “Five Minute Friday” post!  To learn more about “Five Minute Friday” (FMF), check out the linked image here.  Basically, each week there’s a word given for you to write about.  You start writing, no back-tracking, editing, etc.  At the end of 5 minutes, you stop.  Then you post it, and share in the community of words that were birthed during these 24-ish hours.  It’s cool stuff.
So here’s this week’s response to the word: “wonder”

Recently I wrote about Bob Goff’s book “Love Does”.  Bob is a big fan of the word “whimsey”.  For me, the word “Wonder” seems to capture some of what he’s talking about.  Those magical moments that seem to be too surreal to be real.  To name just a few:

That moment when I stepped down off the platform, ring in one hand and microphone in the other, and asked her to marry me.  The cheers came, the tears came, and all I wanted to do was pause the rest of creation to hold my fiancee for a moment, relishing the wonder.  Not to mention the moment of lifting her veil, and walking down the aisle into the world as one.

That moment (all three) when I realized that inside my wife was a child.  A child who would someday become a full-grown woman, with children and grandchildren and accomplish who knows what.

That moment when I hugged Pat Sajak, and jumped up and down in front of cameras, in absolute wonder that I’d won a show I’d grown up watching.

That moment (many) when I look into the sky on a clear night, and see stars beyond the stars.  Not worried or curious about what planets or other life might be out there.  But simply in awe and wonder that our God has created such a vast experience for us to take in.  That He has allowed for so much in this creation that will someday be even more full of wonder – as Heaven and Earth come together as one – just as my wife and I are now…

Yikes.  That was fun. 🙂



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6 thoughts on “five minute friday: wonder

  1. If only we’d all take more time to stop and breathe in those moments of wonder…He truly has given us so much in His creation and this life to be in awe of.

    Also, you won Wheel of Fortune? You are my hero. 😀

  2. Great write, Wick! (I’m going to miss these through Dec!)

    If we slow down, you’re right. there’s wonder in every day. Everyday whimsy 😉
    Today, the frosted trees glistening are taking my breath away…

  3. Hi Wick
    How I enjoyed this!! You are a man after any woman’s heart by being soooo.. romantic!! The wanting to pause creation to hold your fiancé, the mystery of lifting her veil….your baby growing in her. This is what love stories are made of. I can almost see Our Heavenly Bridegroom lifting His bride’s veil, staring in her eyes, so close that she truly is the apple of His eye. Thank you. This touched my heart for I am an incurable romantic.
    Blessings to you

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