Tag Archive: faith

365 / 21: I Dare You Universe

Unfortunately I am starting to doubt myself and the chance we have been offered. It is all taking too long in my mind. Some things, like jobs, should happen in an instant. You should know in a day or so and you can plan your life around it, especially when it is a big movement. Our big movement was another country.

I think that I should have had some sort of answer by now and, not having it, I am starting to feel the depression vibes kicking in. As much as I do not want to go there, I can not help. So instead of that, I am going to tell you people about it and get it out of my system. Ready?

How unfortunate that it did not happen. Boohoo to me. Have a cry, Stephen! Feel better now? Good. Let’s move on.

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Happy Twenty Twelve!

I borrowed this blog post from AMS Daily.

Happy Twenty Twelve!.

This comes from one of my favourite blogs – AMS Daily. Have a look please – it is worth it.

Some students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids

2. Taj Mahal

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A Single Tear

A single tear is all I want to cry this year

A single tear for my boys this year

There, I’ve done it

I’ve cried that tear

Please let me move on

Merry Christmas Ben & Sam

My love for you both will

never fade or burn away

Some day I’ll be drinking with the seldom seen kids
(thanks to Elbow)

As writers we constantly seek that next bit of inspiration. If it was sold in bottles it would be easy to have a never ending source of the stuff, and would be the best-seller of all products available today I’m sure. I’d hazard a guess that it may even outsell McDonalds!

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The End (For Now)

I have been lucky enough over the last week (and with the help of my wife putting up with me) to get enough time to finally finish the novel that I have been working on for about 18 months. I started writing it when I was in a bad place, both physically and mentally, and completed it in a much better place.

It was meant to be a relatively small novel of just over that mark of 40,000 words. By the time I had finished the first draft, it was 50,000. And now with the finishing off of the second draft it has reached some 85,000 words. I hope, with some editing, that it may come down to the 80,000 word mark by the end of a read-through.

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The Strength of Children

Recently, there was a young boy we know from our town that was in a very serious accident involving a lawn mower. The end result is that he lost most of his foot and spent almost a month in hospital for multiple surgeries.

Today his mother dropped in. Both my wife and I had been waiting to see her to just wish them all well. The first thing I noticed was how tired she was, but also how well she seemed to be. It has been a difficult time for that family but, as with all things, there is an end to the tragedy.

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Here is a post from the wonderful AMS Daily blog. Simple yet wonderfully poignant.

Take What You Need

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It’s All Quiet Today

Today is a contemplative day, looking at things I am used to and wondering when the next time that I see them will be. A day of what-ifs and whens. A day of being thankful for been given the chance. A day of believing that this is what is wanted of me.

There are stirrings, whispers, hushed conversations about this and that. Impacts of changes. What about this? What do we do about that? How? has been asked a lot as well. Then again, none of it matters until it happens.

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Do You Believe?

I have been wondering lately whether I believe in God or not. I had believed that I believe, which has changed my life for the better.

But last night my wife and I watched a film called Dogma. It was one we had both watched years before but had decided to watch again.

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