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Sunday Quotes: Life with God

“God does not demand that we give up our personal dignity, that we throw in our lot with random people, that we lose ourselves and turn from all that is not him.

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What Leaves Leave Behind

As graduation draws closer, I wonder what life will become.  I’ve both enjoyed and hated my educational journey through the last seven years and I’m afraid that my next step will lead me into a pool of quicksand. 218 more words


Flee, Be Silent, Rest

“The death of the self of which the great writers speak is no violent act. It is merely the joining of the great rock heart of the earth in its roll. 37 more words


Give It Now

Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.
—Annie Dillard


A Letter to Annie (Dillard)


Just as I was starting to feel sorry for myself, you stepped in.

I searched the bookshelf. I looked into Dostoevsky’s face, glanced at Desmond Tutu, but sent him away. 506 more words


Baptism by Fire

Annie Dillard wrote the seventy-six page book Holy the Firm while she was living in Puget Sound, Washington. It reflects her observations of the beautiful, mountainous, ocean-filled scenery, as well as her questions about theology, doubt, beauty, innocence, friendship, and love–specifically God’s love. 1,329 more words

Literary Reviews

And as if all that wasn't enough, my chair just tried to kill me

It is a damp, drizzly November in my soul–Herman Melville

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lone writer during National Novel Writing Month must be in want of a life. 785 more words