Five Minute Friday | AGAIN

{You can do this even if you do not consider yourself a writer and/or you are not a blogger. Join us in the privacy of your own home. You don’t need anything fancy to write on. A scrap piece of paper will do.

I am finding the moment, five minutes of free writing, just that – Freeing. It is a lovely experiment of letting my mind go. Fully allowing myself to enjoy the thoughts floating through my head, to tap into the inner voice that gets quieted much of the day. Will you join me and hundreds of others at lisajobaker {dot} com and Five Minute Fridays? It is turning into a beautiful adventure.}

Lisa-Jo Baker on Five Minute Fridays:

This where a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing ‘em over here.

How to Join:

Want to know how Five Minute Friday got started and how to participate? All the details are here.

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

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Here I am again. Looking forward to this time to sit and write freely. Without an agenda, without a preconceived idea. Just to write and see what comes in the moment.


I like this word. It may seem mundane, or repetitive, or boring. But, again, for me implies another opportunity to enjoy a moment that may seem like one before, but holds new opportunities and delights and surprises.

Like this morning, I got up again at 0530 to have time on my own in quiet meditation with the Word and my coffee. Again, I sat in the comfy chair with the fireplace on. And, again I heard the pitter patter of feet at 0600. But this time to my surprise it wasn’t just one, but two toe-headed boys smiling at me from around the corner. Now 8 and 7 they cannot sit on my lap as easily. But we sure tried this am. Elbows poking, knees grinding into my thigh while they got comfortable. In the discomfort of the settling, we laughed and tickled and pretended hat mommy’s lap is still big enough to hold two growing boys.

I was reminded of the early days when they were just babes, one at the breast the other snuggled up with me and a book. We all fit comfortably together. One not fighting the other for room. Elbows and knees not pressing into tender spots on my body. We fit.

We don’t necessarily fit as easily today. But we still belong together. Two boys and their mamma. Laughter. Love. Enjoyment of one another for a moment in the newness of the morning.


newly purposed,


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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday | AGAIN

  1. The moments with my babies all snuggled in my lap are so precious. Thank you for this reminder. I have a four month old, a 17 month old, and a 3 year old. My lap is very full when they all try to squeeze on my lap, but it is wonderfully full. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us!

    • I know, Christie. I can’t get over how quickly they are growing. Long and bony limbs like their mamma’s. My youngest just turned seven and my oldest will be nine in three short months. I don’t know where the time is going. I am very aware that I am wanting for time to slow down. Blessings to you and yours. ~jana

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