Five Minute Friday: View

Five Minute Friday

It’s time for Five Minute Friday again! Five minutes of writing on a one word prompt.  No editing.  Just whatever comes out of our hearts.  It’s amazing to see how just one word can draw out things that we’re already processing inside. The girls are joining me again as they really enjoyed it last week. They’re each working quietly at the table with a piece of paper for five minutes while I type. I’m posting my musings here at and here are my daughters’ thoughts on the word “view.”

Age 8:


I think of birdies in the sky.

I think of airplanes soaring up into the air.

I remember things I’ve viewed when I was little.

I think of when I see a beautiful sunrise and sunset.

I think of beautiful pictures I want to view.

I think of seeing seas and their rolling waves.

I always look around me when I think of view.

I think of snowfall and rainbows in the sky.

I remember things I see when I’m in a garden.

I think of the beauty around me.

Age 6:



Age 2:


By Tina Chen

Tina is a book-loving, globe-trotting, home-schooling mom of five kids. Her greatest passions are learning with her husband how to live and love like Jesus and teaching others to do the same. She particularly enjoys teaching kids to worship and pray fervently and creatively. She loves music, cooking, and reading, and is a complete sucker for a good redemptive analogy! Tina blogs at and


    1. It has been really fun when we finish to read them to each other. It gives me a little glimpse of how they are seeing the world that day. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Well!!! You ladies just MADE MY DAY!!! I feel so honored to have you joining us for Five Minute Friday. And my goodness, but you made me realize I should get me own kids to join in too, shouldn’t I? They’re about the same age as you guys. I have a 7, 5 and 2 yr olds. Two boys and a baby girl. And can you believe they don’t even know that we do this five minute writing thing on Fridays? But I tell you what, if you guys think of a really great word this week – you ask your mom to email it to me and I’ll use it for the writing prompt next week, OK? Now you’ll have to be sure we didn’t already use it – you can see all the FMF posts over here

    That’s part of what makes picking a word harder and harder each week – because we’ve been doing this for a year and half now – that’s a lot of words!

    So think of a good one and email it to me.

    Much love to you all – you are wonderful writers,

    1. Oh my, Lisa-Jo! You have no idea what you’ve started here. My oldest just disappeared into a room for five minutes and came out with a list of about 100 words for you! And the 6 year old is rattling them off at the lunch table faster than I can think! We’ll be whittling them down for the foreseeable future 🙂 and emailing you soon.

  2. I really need to get my daughter into blogging with me. She writes great things in her head, but has trouble getting them on paper. I’ll bet that posting on Mommy’s blog might be a great motivator for her!!

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