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What Craftmanship

My first post of poetry that I am moving to this new blog.

SmallSmilingPrincess

When the sun climbs in your blinking eye,
When vapour rises from the river,
When beauty is presented so vividly,
In this Isle that holds only a sliver,
Of all that the World has to offer.
How can we reject what is open?
How can we push past what is clear?
How can I not try and persuade?
To ignore others’ ignorance here,
Would bring me a deep and justful curse.

Why does the rain fall upon mud,
But not near a desert that wants?
Why does the ocean rise high,
But not fall into all valleys at once?

Why does an eagle fly so well,
But a penguin swim as keenly?
Why does the lion have a pride,
But a tiger walks lonely serenely?

When moonlight awakens up the owl,
When silver stars bring calm to the horse,
When dusk dampens the spirit of daytime life,
Let us watch…

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A Meditation: On Leviticus 20:7 // And Be Holy //

“Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God” – Leviticus 20:7 (ESV)

Man is neither in the position of consecrating his own self nor can he become holy by his own efforts. We are fallen people. Someone fallen in a pit cannot get out without getting any help from the outside.

But the internet is full of lines that goes as be your own salvation, trust in yourself, create yourself, life is ours for the making et cetera. These lines were made to be encouraging but to a believer like me it is downright sad because we know only Christ can save us and nobody else.

But the fact that God calls us to consecrate ourselves and be holy is not about self effort (though we are called to set ourselves apart from the ways of the world) but it is more…

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A Meditation: On 1 Samuel 12:13 // Rather Pray When Offended //

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way” – 1 Samuel 12:23 (ESV)

I admire the way Samuel responded to Israel’s disobedience in their wish to have a mortal king like the rest of the nations. Samuel was merely fulfilling his duty to God when he conveyed the downside and the consequences of having a mortal king; yet he did not take Israel’s outright rejection of God’s commandment as an offence to his pride or ego and sulk over it. I’m inspired by the way Samuel chose to pray for them and intercede for them and still lead them in truth and obedience.

Have you been offended recently? In what way did you react to it?

I did it in the most regretful…

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Why Self Help Doesn’t Help

A well written analysis of the current situation in Self Help books.

Patching Cracks

2427949527_37cee71670_zThe world of publishing has witnessed an interesting phenomena over the last few years. Sales of print books have slumped in almost every category as ebooks sales have surged. The only arm of book printing that has experienced growth over the last several years has been in the area of self-help. Self improvement book sales have defied the trend in the industry by experiencing a boom. Between books on weight loss, ways to improve your marriage, methods for overcoming depression, improve your career standing, and all manner of other do-it-yourself-to-yourself books; Americans are still buying. In our self-obsessed culture, feeling bad or inadequate is simply unacceptable. This has prompted a veritable gold rush of publishing in this area. The world of Christian books has not missed out on this trend. “Christian self-help” books are extraordinarily popular. I include quotation marks because far too often these books are simply christian flavored…

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Book Review Blog

Just posting to let you know that I’ve set up a new blog blueroomwriter.wordpress.com and it will be mainly for book reviews, but may expand to films and others. The first post is already there waiting for you! It’s on Niall Williams most recent book History of the Rain and was nominated for the 2014 Booker prize. Find out what I thought of it and maybe leave a comment of your own thoughts!

Disinformation

Read this all the way through and feel invigorated.

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

Dancing Elephants by Heinrich Kley Dancing Elephants by Heinrich Kley

What nobody tells you as an artist is that every project starts at the beginning. Not just the blank page, the empty stage, but that you have to re-establish your credentials and your quality every time. You can coast on reputation a little, but it doesn’t last long if you don’t deliver.

What nobody tells you is that praise—a standing ovation, a good review, your teacher’s approval—makes you feel good for a day, but one line of internet criticism from a stranger reverberates in your skull forever.

Frankly, I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

(I tried to feel bad when that critic killed himself the next year, but I didn’t.)

What nobody tells your boyfriend is that writing 3000 words in a calm, soothing, supportive environment still leaves you too tired to call home at the end of the day. So does…

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Afoot and light…

Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.

I begin my walk in writing with this quote from American poet, Walt Whitman.

Prepared for the procession of progress. Lighthearted, but not carefree. Open is the road, with many adjoining pathways. A healthy body and mind are my walking companions. Free am I from troubles that contained me. The world is presented piece by piece.