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Joyless Christians Are a Problem

In his book Spiritual Depression, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote that joyless Christians give the world a reason not to believe. That’s a strong idea, but one that needs to be heard. 501 more words

Sam

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

What does it feel like to be alive?

Living, you stand under a waterfall. You leave the sleeping shore deliberately; you shed your dusty clothes, pick your barefoot way over the high, slippery rocks, hold your breath, choose your footing, and stand under the waterfall.

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A Time to Reflect

Time moves so quickly sometimes, and when it does I find my focus shifting to only looking ahead to what’s next. I’m always preparing myself for the next tour, the next project, the never-ending list of things to do and I’m so focussed on looking into the distance that I forget about the present moment that I’m in. 432 more words

Thoughts

a leaf's invitation

I am constantly drawn to leaves – particularly fallen ones – and if they’ve been rained upon? Even better. The rain seems to bring out their shine – and a more vibrant depth of color that isn’t as visible when they’re dry. 135 more words

Give it All, Give it Now

I missed Writing Quote Wednesday this week, so I wanted to make up for it with this quote from Annie Dillard:

“Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; … 864 more words

How To Become A Better Writer

Crossings (Environmental Writing Final)

Preface
“Crossings” is a two-part essay focusing on encounters I had surrounding my apartment complex. This work was a stretch for me, having never written any serious poetry or lyrical essay before I struggled at times with a sense of confusion, getting wrapped up in the words and losing focus. 2,559 more words

Sonnets From Hush To Hush XVI [16] (ROUGH FIRST DRAFT)

“Sonnets From Hush To Hush XVI”
by Ry Hakari

Are you in love with this foolish heart, or just cruelly infatuated with a spool unwinding its… 528 more words