• light armour...EDIT
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i do not like to edit. i miss a lot of mistakes in editing my own work. i have learned that to give my work a decent edit, i need to take a break. when i come back fresh i am able to read not what i thought i wrote but what i actually wrote.
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practicing writing vignettes has helped me to see and accurately evaluate my journaling process. i am learning with practice. and i am confident that my editing skills will improve with more practice.
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  • light drives out darkness...MOOD
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drawing from my other creative endeavors, i have found it crucial for me to create whatever my mood. i have learned some of the most profound truths creating when my emotion were just what they were. my work drew more people at my "off" times possibly because it was easier for others to relate.
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my goal is to create whatever my emotional mood because real emotion resonates.
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i tend to want to create only when i am upbeat. however, art is created when the emotions are real and not hidden.
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i have learned how to channel the mood to create to help me first (basically living what the Lord shows me). then, as the Lord releases me to share what i have created, i do. i pray He uses what i create to help others like He helps me.🙌🙌🙌
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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
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how do you use your mood in creating?
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  • 083.365 table trash... DRAFT
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as an artist i create by listening and learning before expressing.
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i use the draft as part of my process of learning about the topic. it is also a way for me to experiment with how i put content together. i have to internalize the information before i am can express it as art.
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the work becomes art i create as I add expressions from my heart.
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"I recall memorizing Beethoven's "Für Elise"for a recital when I was nine. That hauntingly beautiful music taught me why learning a piece by memory was called learning it "by heart": Only after I had committed a piece to memory was I free to explore the emotions elicited by the music. Until I knew a piece by heart, I could not put expression into it, expression that came from my heart, that breathed life into the notes and turned my playing from an exercise to an art. I often wondered how my friends who didnt have music or writing in their lives handled their deep feelings. What did they do "by heart"?
~~ Janice Elsheimer
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how do you create?
what do you do "by heart"?
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  • primrose morning... MORNING
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this year, i am using the morning time to listen to the silence and write what i hear the Lord speak to me. the phrase is not original with me but thanks to "The Creative Call: An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit" by Janice Elsheimer which is such a God sent resource for this season.
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leading up to this year's goal, the Lord has had me practicing keeping my mornings free of distractions to think and process.
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the drumbeat of my heart and this season is to be creative in the way the Lord built me to create. i want to stop looking around at what others are saying and doing and comparing. .
i want to say the things that authentically resonate from my heart based on what He is teaching me and has released me to share. i realize that there are things i am learning that are just between Him and me. also, there are times He wants to release what i have learned and practiced "on to the field" of my public life.
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i am really really excited for what He will do this year with me writing. it is my prayer that He will spark creativity and encouragement through me to bring Himself all the glory!
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  • 014.365.words
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i journaled this one several times in pen an paper. there are so many ways i can go with words and my writing. so i will pick one.
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the small red leather dictionary that helped me to read all the books started my love for words!
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i want to invite others into experience the story, so words are crucial! i want to use the words to really set the tone of the experience of reading my work.
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for example, i could say: "i am going shopping." or "i am going to fritter away my inheritance on journals!"
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personally, i prefer the second mode of expression, it gives the exact tone and feel with the more dramatic flair and experience. i want to write in a way that draws people in to experience: love, encouragement, understanding, adventure, and being seen.
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my words are currently being used in vignettes that go on my blog with my photo a day project.
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can you tell me what the titles books are that are under the paper in the photo? the paper is an article i wrote for a newsletter several years ago.
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  • sourdough for lunch
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“There comes a point in your life when you need to stop eating other people's bread and make your own!” ― Chris Geiger
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hope you are making bread or doing other things you enjoy this weekend folks!
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  • hope writer challenge
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for the longest time a lot of my friends have challenged me to write. so next week starting on Monday January 14, 2019, i am going to start the @hopewriters challenge. i am doing the challenge in hopes of kick starting my writing by sharing about my writing journey and what i would like to accomplish this year. .
i would like to have you along to read about my writing and hopefully join too! this will be fun and there are prizes.
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happy Friday y'all!
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  • a bible falling apart
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they did everything together and bible reading was no different. their particular bible pictured here was the one they had read and dug into for years together. we got them other bibles but i guess they knew where every thing was in this bible. so they kept the others pristine and still read and underlined in this one.
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“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”
― Charles Spurgeon
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i want to be someone whose bible is falling apart.
do you know anyone who has a bible like this?
do you find the quote to be true? #thinkaboutitThursday
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  • trolley comes
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i think about direction when looking at this photo of @downtownaustin.
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Every heart has an inclination (Genesis 6:5), something it is directed toward. The direction of the heart, then, controls everything — our thinking, feeling, and decisions and actions. What we most love we find reasonable, desirable, and doable. Whatever we cherish in our hearts most controls the whole person. No wonder Jesus is so concerned about our hearts. No wonder God ignores outward matters and looks supremely at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Jeremiah 17:10) No wonder the prophets said that the goal of salvation is not mere compliance but having the law “written on the heart” through spiritual rebirth (Jeremiah 31:33.) We always, in the end, do what the heart wants the most. ~~Timothy Keller
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what direction is your heart pointing you to? #widomWednesday
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  • ball...your move
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what is the next right thing? do that, do only that!
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