Many young writers think of revision as all hard work and drudgery. But revision is more than just a way to fix a broken piece of writing. It's also a way to honor a good piece and make it even better.
~ Ralph Fletcher at www.ralphfletcher.com
We learned about each other as people with opposing views, not as opposing people.
~ Shane L. Windmeyer at Huffington Post
Is there something - some desire, some heart longing unfulfilled, that is eating
up your energy, your thought life, your efforts? Is there something that you are
devoting yourself to?
It's not wrong to have a dream. Just as it wasn't
wrong for a nation of slaves to long for their own land where they could have
their own homes. It's not wrong to have a dream for which you are
But the journey we're on: sometimes, we move from point A to
point B, directly. Sometimes, like the Israelites, we take more detours than
we'd like. But it's in those detours, the places that we've been led that don't
necessarily fit in with our original plan, that God reveals Himself to us in the
What He wants, more than anything, is our longing to have Him
be our guide. What He wants is to share the journey with us. To call us His own,
and for us to in turn, call Him our dearly loved and depended on Father. To be
in a living, loving, vibrant covenant relationship with Him.
~ Susan at Wild Life in the Woods
Likewise, being willing to compromise what we know to be true and right, which
is, at heart, our own integrity, for the sake of "getting there faster" won't
take us where we hope it will. Shortcuts can be ruinous to the spirit.
the same way, stepping on a fellow sojourner in order to more quickly achieve
your goals will end up poisoning you, on the inside.
~ Susan at Wild Life in the Woods (same post as the previous quote, but a different thought that I wanted to quote separately)
I think the photoshopped lives we see have blurred reality a wee bit and are the root of more problems than we realize.
~ Faith Hayes