Five Minute Friday: Delight

Write for 5 minutes flat-no editing, no overthinking, no backtracking.

This weeks word is Delight:


Judah’s  been doing a grammar program with Classical Conversations  this year and we have pondered and classified and diagrammed the complexities of the English language. Which line does the object compliment noun go on? Is this a subject, verb transitive, direct object, object compliment noun pattern? And we often see inconsistencies. A word can be a verb but it can also be a noun, depending on how it’s used.

Delight is both. A verb that defines something that we do. A verb followed by in or an infinitive.  We choose. We delight in… An action of finding that thing that illuminates our souls and allows us those moments to dig deep in that joy.

It is the corners of our mouths lifting and the eye crinkles and the belly laughs that are found in our children’s most adorable moments.

It is the serenity that comes from a hot cup of coffee, a blazing fire, rain tapping on the window, a warm blanket and a love-worn book, your only company.

It is the heart connected moments of true friendship, caring for each other in words and deeds, knowing that, “Where am I? Where’s my car and fried foods,” are inside jokes that only we share and thanking God for the blessing that these are.

It is the scripture leaping from the highlighted text and smoothing itself like a healing salve over our aching souls.

The action of opening our eyes to the joy that surrounds us and being filled with deep God wrapped pleasure.

Delight is also a noun. It is the stuff we treasure. It is those verb moments we find that burrow a place in our hearts. My children and husband are a delight to me for all those verb moments that bond us together in love. Those delight moments that make the intolerable tolerable. That make the grace abundant and flowing.

The delight noun is the person, place, thing, activity, or idea that transports us to the throne room of God where we see His glory displayed.

When we delight, we can truly see God.


I wrote for 5 minutes but I paused a little after two minutes to change a poopy diaper. Something I do not delight in. But I do delight in the little pooper.

OK, now click on the link to The Gypsy Mama and share some blog love with the other amazing bloggers who are sharing their 5 minutes with you.

P.S. Thanks Jenn and Heidi for keeping me awake during Essentials with your coffee and humor. Grammar rocks!!!


  1. says

    I really enjoyed reading your perspective on delight. I volunteer with first graders and we are teaching them nouns, etc. I was just explaining to them yesterday that sometimes a word can be either a noun or a verb!
    Your ending made me chuckle too!

    • Alia Joy says

      Thanks Kim. My 11 year old says, “But mom, we’re never going to need to classify this stuff in real life.” Ha, wrote this post just to prove him wrong. Just kidding. But really, it’s come in handy learning grammar all over again while teaching my kids. And coffee and grammar must always go hand in hand, at least for me.

  2. says

    I do not envy you teaching children English grammar. It be hard! :)
    But I loved your final thoughts … when we delight, we can truly see God. Lovely!
    Blessings to you and yours!

    • Alia Joy says

      Yes, grammar is hard! However, I’m part of a co-op and we happen to have a delightful English grammar tutor that breaks it down and I just sit there and soak it in. Then I go home and do what the book tells me and if Judah has questions, I google it. LOL. Thanks for visiting my blog, blessings to you as well.

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