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  2. I've decided to put an end to my boredom, by reading the entire Bible, from Genesis 1 to the last chapter of Revelation. I've just finished the first three chapters of Genesis, in which everything in the World is explained, in ways that are very difficult to interpret. I've decided that before I read further, I should take all the time I need, to prayerfully think through what I've read. That's what I think I should do with every episode in Scripture. This may result in my having a lot to write about. Has anyone else here on christianwriters.com, done the same?
  3. I also use the Emotional thesaurus and the Body Beats manual. Both are excellent.
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  5. They certainly did and do. Last night my sister had me in stiches over relating her bad fall in leaving her office. They had redone the floors with some kind of polish that was still sticky. She was rushing as usual and stopped rather abruptly when she hit the sticky floor. She collided with a cement post. The result was a dent in her skull, a concussion, and a damaged knee. As in the tradition of our family jokes were made. First, my sis teaches Biology, Human Development and other science college classes. She explained to her class that our skulls are like helmets for our brains. Her lovely
  6. According to Wikipedia: Residents were unable to agree what to name their town until a local rancher observed that they would most likely never agree upon a name, at which point someone nominated the name, "Likely", and the name was voted in. The South Fork post office operated from 1878 to 1882. The Likely post office opened in 1886.
  7. I think I see why the publisher was ired. How about this for an authentic answer for your original question from someone who does know.
  8. The story is third-person-deep with one POV -- the protagonist, Spaulding the teddy bear. The protagonist calls her Mom, but her name is Destiny. Several characters are conversing, including the Protagonist and Mom, but she is not Mom (yet) to the others. So what's her name? I'm thinking Mom, since it is Spaulding's POV, but is it confusing since she isn't the mom of the other characters? Do I use one, the other, or both? (BTW, I'm another Lynn, just so this doesn't get even more confusing with my selection of user name. )
  9. Direct My Steps By Your Word 😇

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  10. Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments. Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts. Make your face shine upon your se
  11. It was only a half-hour Zoom meeting and I am glad it was recorded. Goals have changed. She wants me to change how I think of my audience. I agree. My focus is working with adults now and my writing reflects it. She asked me not to do any more rewriting. She wants me to expand the section where Thaddaeus goes into the village toward the end of the middle and explore the feelings of the Villagers who have been asked to send away their talented children. Before Kheta spent time with the talented. She told me the deadline is now off the table, exvept for the December meeting in pers
  12. I'd forgotten about their classes. Thanks for the reminder.
  13. I am praying for you jayjay.
  14. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting...” Praying for all you need.
  15. Yea, verily. I can't think of an example off the top, but for poetry, I will once in a while use a word or phrase that seems to be slipping into antiquity but would still be understandable. I like to do this in sentences where I'm hammering home a key point or for shock effect. Then there's the occasional "Thee" for a poem that is hymn-like.
  16. The Apostle Paul prized a clear conscience and he coveted this mindset for the Church. 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God. In the natural, Paul had much to lame
  17. Or, you can download Dragon Naturally on your phone, and it translates your thoughts into text.
  18. To the best of my knowledge, some do and some don't. It's a confusing point, a mixed bag at best.
  19. An idea I often have thought about is using something to record myself speaking the story out loud and then all I would have to do is listen and type what I'm hearing as sometimes inspiration can occur when you're not in a place to write anything down.
  20. Jesus used this pattern alot. What is meant by world. What is meant by good. I find a lot of help in quickly understanding the thought by asking myself what I mean by good, and then asking what does God mean by good. The meaning I found very helpful for me (in the greek) is the definition: high birth. Does high birth mean Christian birth, born again...so then I look at my phrase 'most men are good'; in a poem the phrase may and can take on lots of poetic nuances. But basically, if the word means high birth, we have a general working definition that is mostly in accord with many, many biblical
  21. Thank you for the bible lesson.
  22. Yes I agree, broad is the road to destruction, enter by the narrow gate, just bringing that to light make people wonder ask question how can this be
  23. Oh ok... well I saw this and thought I'd mention a few Bible verses to think about in regards to this statement. This is often the misconception and the general view of the world, that most people are good people. If you ask any stranger in the street if they think of themselves as a good person I think nearly all people would say yes. But keeping this in mind, from a Christian perspective, we really aren't good people at all. The Bible tells us a few things that shows that without God we are corrupted by sin and we are unable to be good by ourselves or by d
  24. Anyone get the Karen to brenda line?
  25. I am saying how can this be. Most people believe they are good. Myself included maybe I need to look inward at myself, if I am so good why my world look like this, and realize I am not that good. Then it goes on to some of the things I am doing wrong push buttons instead flip pages, and so on
  26. I wondered that also, Amosathar. And only because there are varied meanings for the word world. I was more enthralled by the beauty in the other lines that I hadn't had time to go to this 'wonder' yet. So many good lines in this work that could be made into poems of good writing. (That idea about the mirror took me back to a book I wanted to write about "The Crooked Mirror"...wow...and what it takes just to save the one in the clear mirror...yes, so much good in that line for me. Thank you, Mattaz777)
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