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Jared Williams

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  1. i would say sacrifice is the most popular way to kill a protagonist or support character. as in sacrificing himself/herself to save another. Or irony would be another popular method. some sort of death that was foreshadowed or ironic due to previous circumstances or actions.
  2. I would definitely read it! and I think the publishers are way off on their assumptions
  3. Beth Moore - "He brought my life passion from my life pain."


    Beth Moore - "I don't know a single person who truly seems to bear the mark of God's presence and power in his or her life who hasn't been asked by God to be obedient in a way that was dramatically painful."


    Beth Moore - "It is not about never doubting, it is about coming out on the other side with twice the faith you had going into your doubt."

  4. another update. went in to get the second infusion of remicaid, the new medicine (the last one I can try to help keep the UC in remission before seriously looking at surgery) - and although the first infusion went okay, I had a severe reaction to this one. The nurse said she'd never seen anyone react to it the way I had. Unfortunately, the doctor was out of town and will be till next week, so he wants to see me asap, which won't be until the 27th. but i may not be able to take remicaid, which means surgery might be the only option left. please keep me in your prayers, and I am so grateful for all the prayer so far. Thank you so much.
  5. It's now been an entire year that i've been out of work sick due to UC issues and complications. If the medicine doesn't keep my UC in remission, surgery is better than the alternative, unfortunately. The steroids are only a stop-gap to control the flare up. Without other medicines to keep the UC in remission after the flare up goes down, the steroid is useless and more harmful than good. (never meant to be used long-term...) But I also hope it doesn't come down to surgery. THere's only a handful of medicines for this disease, and I've tried everyone of them. this newest one is the last one for me to try...
  6. no, chrones is worse because it's in both the small and large intestines. colitis is only in the large intestines. If push comes to shove, I can have my large intestines removed (which I may have to if this new med I'm on doesn't work), but there is no way to remove the small intestines, so there is no 'cure' for chrones. update: back on steroids, which is helping with the symptoms. still sleeping 2/3rds of the day, but thankfully, still able to keep up (barely) with my masters class. (two weeks left, and I have a 93% in the class. - praise!)
  7. Please pray for me. I'm in another UC flare up, and my health is tanking. I also have some very strange symptoms that aren't normal - (excessive sleeping and joint pain in my shoulders and fingers)
  8. I posted it awhile ago, but thank you!
  9. David Josiah Brewer - (Supreme Court Opinion in the 1892 Supreme Court Case of "Church of the Holy Trinity vs. United States") "No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation.... There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons: they are organic utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people... Christianity, general Christianity, is, and always has been, a part of the common law... not Christianity with an established church... but Christianity with liberty of conscience to all men."

  10. you skipped bridge 😁 Ignorance has wronged some races And vengeance is the Lord's If we aspire to share this space Repentance is the cure Well, just a day in the shoes of a color blind man Should make it easy for you to see That these diverse tones do more than cover our bones As a part of our anatomy
  11. That's a good point, Nicola. For a lot of things I've been borrowing, I've changed a few letters here and there. Other things I haven't, for example, michis is derived from the canadian words michif and metis and Naksian is derived from the Korean word Nak-si - which means 'fishing' but the Koreans use to describe internet trolls. But for the most part I try to borrow from ancient civilizations more than modern times, for example, Burku is old akkadian that means 'first born' and Kemet is the old Egyptian word for their land, which translated means 'black land'. Perhaps if i alter the word a bit, like you suggest, but not sure spelling it backwards would sound as good. Perhaps -- "Aemirok" ?
  12. My sister likes the second one, but I do like the third one. I'm just afraid it sounds too much like ragnarok.
  13. So, in my fantasy book, Adventures of the Last Aygiff, I'm about to have my protagonist, Abirami, meet his first legendary creature. I haven't solidified anything yet, but the creature is going to be a sort of composite of a gryphon, except instead of the lion being the foundation of the body, it's going to be a wolf - so, think a massive wolf with wings. He's going to be a snow-type creature who has a secretion in it's spit that acts similar to a poison (if anyone has read the latest installments of my book, it's the creeping ice syndrome). It freezes the spot it touches and then spreads throughout the body. Not sure if I should mix in some other physical aspects aside from a wolf with wings. Anyway, that's the description. Not sure what I should call it. I have three possibilities so far, but I'd also be open to other names as well. 1) Ze'ev - - comes from the Hebrew word for wolf. 2) Vuko-dlak - - Serbian for wolf-furr 3) Amarok - - Inuit mythology name for giant wolves that guard the caribou after life - - also said to stalk and devour any human foolish enough to hunt alone at night. - they are lone wolves, never hunt in packs. The third one appeals to me the most, but wanted to see what others thought.
  14. St. Augustine - "He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king."

  15. Whew! Thank goodness this week wasn't a thick as last week with my college class! Last week, I had to work three days straight (around 16 + hours total) to get through the reading and the assignment. This week I finished in a day (still, around 5 hours,) to get through the reading, an assignment, and my first test. (got a 90%) First week made me nervous. Now that I know it was abnormal, i can relax. 😁 I got this.  

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    2. Jared Williams

      Jared Williams

      It's an online, 8 week class. 

    3. Alley




      😄 I have a few family members I would love for you to teach how to do a basic google fact check! 😆 Seriously, what gives!?! 🙄😋 

    4. Alley


      I hear a lot of them are doing online right now. How are you enjoying a digital classroom? 

  16. God bless America!


    the land of the free, home of the brave


    perhaps not perfect, but the best we’ve ever found in all of history. 

    All I can say is shame on all who are attempting to rewrite our history - to paint our nation as a godless, racist nation. So far from the truth, the founders quoted the Bible more than two times more than any other source and the 3/5ths compromise was actually touted as the death knell for slavery and the founders were quoted as saying they believed slavery would eventually die out from their policies. 

    regardless of the intricacies of the philosophies, all historical aspects should always be judged from within the historical context from which it comes, not from our drastically different modern culture. 

    we must also be wary of reverse racism. I fear the illiteracy of historical knowledge in our nation and pray for revival. May the truth shine out from the dark, and the truth shall set them free. 

  17. Some rather great quotes by Thomas a Kempis...


    "No man doth safely rule, but he that hath learned gladly to obey."


    "Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider, nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love is born of God and cannot rest except in God."


    "Remain tranquil and prepare to bear still greater trials. All is not lost even though you be troubled oftener or tempted more grievously. You are a man, not God. You are flesh, not an angel. How can you possibly expect to remain always in the same state of virtue when the angels in heaven and the first man in paradise failed to do so? I am He who rescues the afflicted and brings to My divinity those who know their own weakness."


    "The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does."


    "The more the flesh is wasted by affliction, so much more is the Spirit strengthened by inward grace."


    "Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."


    "I have often heard, that it is safer to hear and to take counsel, than to give it."


    "If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance."



  18. Welcome! That's an amazing testimony. Thank you so much for sharing! That was also a cool story about writing at the end. Glad you're here!
  19. Welcome! And great question. I learned that I enjoy writing children/young adult fantasy, and I also learned how to write in first person... getting a little better at showing rather than telling, but still have a long way to go. 😁
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