I just finished reading the book Divergent and watching a documentary at church on the life of CS Lewis (more on that in the future...maybe). My mind is ablaze in thought. Electricity pulses through my veins. I can no longer ignore this feeling inside. This urge in my soul is waiting to be fulfilled. I know now my destiny. I need to write. I was born to write. I know that now. The best way I can communicate and express emotion is through the written word. I have known this deep down but tonight was the clincher. I have often written and often become discouraged. I have left many a manuscript unfinished. I have left thoughts half-formed. I know that I need to stick with it. God gave me this gift and I need to use it for his Glory. My new goal is to better manage my time and write every day whether that be a blog post, story-writing, letter to God, poem, or other form of writing I just want to get my thoughts down. I want to become a better writer and develop my own writer’s voice. I want to someday publish a book, maybe a dozen books. Only God knows what’s in store. I just know that I need to use the gifts God has given me to bless others and manifest his glory. This gives me peace and resolution. May I carry it out henceforth!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Science says that faith is folly but the simple truth is that everyone has faith. Faith that scientific results are unbiased. Faith in a higher power, in the Big Bang, in the news, media, in that the experts know what they're talking about and are not lying/exploiting the ignorant masses. I choose to put my faith in something greater than myself because I know I am fallen/imperfect but my God is not and he will guide me on the path of truth and wisdom. Wen I start to drift away from God I begin to put my faith in the things of this world. I have to remind myself every day to put my faith in god. So as you go about your day ask yourself: what do I place my faith in? I hope this helps.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I found this story online and really liked it. So I thought I would share it here
Once upon a time, in an island there lived six feelings and emotions: Happiness, Knowledge, Love, Sadness, Richness and Vanity. One day they discovered that the island began sinking! So all of them built boats and canoes and left, one by one. Except for Love. Love wanted to delay abandoning her beloved island as long as possible.
When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help. Richness was passing by Love in a boat. Love asked, "Richness, can you take me with you?"
Richness answered, "Sorry, Love, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat, so there is no place here for you. With both of us in here we will sink for sure."
Love next asked Vanity who was also sailing by, but Vanity offered the same answer. "I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by, so Love asked, "Sadness, take me along with you." "Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!", sadness said in a gloomy voice.
Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so preoccupied with her happiness that she did not even hear when Love called her.
Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you."
It was an elder with a tattered head scarf. An overjoyed Love jumped into the boat. When they arrived at a dry land, the elder went her own way. Love looked around and saw the Knowledge who was the first to have landed there a while ago.
"Who Helped me?" Love asked. "It was Time," Knowledge answered. "Time? Why time?" Love was surprised.
"Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is." The Knowledge smiled.