black and white vintage treeWonder

I wonder what this next year will hold – 2013.  It seems impossible.  Weren’t we just waiting for the end of the world to come at the strike of midnight 2000?  Some people still have cans of corn in their basement.

My son will be thirteen this January.

I sit and wonder where all the time has gone, and then I look to the future and I wonder some more.

The cure for wonder is living in the present, being right here in this very moment, but it’s hard work to live like there is no other time except today.

I look back over this last year and it’s filled with moments of wonder, too many to count. Everything was in question.  Work, our home, our future in this town.

I say I’ve stopped trying to figure things out, that I’m done playing God, but the next moment I wonder what in the world is going on and I try to figure it out again.

The present, right here, right now, that’s where I need to live, because wonder is just that – wonder.  I won’t get any answers with it.  It won’t make my future brighter or my past more tangible.  It will just leave me discontent and discontentment is the biggest joy thief I’ve ever met.


I’m joining Lisa-Jo Baker in Five Minute Friday.

She gave us a topic and we had five minutes to write – no planning and no editing.  Sorry, you’re the ones who must read the gibberish of my five minute brain dump.

You can go visit listen and see what so many others are saying about Wonder.



11 thoughts on “Wonder

  1. amyctilson

    Such an interesting and different spin on the word from most posts I’ve read. It’s amazing how much time and energy we waste playing “what if” instead of just moving with “what now”. Thank you. So glad you stopped by my place earlier.

  2. Priscila @ mommode

    I guess this is something we all need! I live such a transitional life, it’s so easy to always be looking for what is next! But there’s so much wisdom in living here and now, isn’t there? I’ve been reading a devotional called “Jesus calling” and it’s filled with short meditations on abiding in Him in the present. I definetly recommend it! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Apple Hill Cottage

    It certainly doesn’t sound like 5 minute gibberish! I think its one of our biggest problems — worry, worry, worry about 5 minutes from now, 5 hours from now, 5 days from now, 5 years from now–I don’t go much beyond that…:-)
    Thank you for the beautiful reminder that instead of going to our worries, we must go to God.

  4. Chrissy

    Visiting from Lisa-Jo Baker. I loved your post. I feel the same way with life being a bit uncertain for the future and wondering what all will happen and where we will be. It’s so true that spending time worrying about the future can cause us not to be content and take our joy away. Enjoy the moments right now…because this is what we have! Thanks for sharing!


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