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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


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


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)

“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