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deeper - on writing, faith, invitation and grace - #oneword365 @wordsofjoy.me

deeper: on writing, faith, invitation and grace #oneword365

Writing is a strange art. It draws deep and deeper still out of our minds and hearts. Because the art of creativity involves sorting, sifting and lifting what might lie concealed. This happens with our emotions and thoughts, ones we didn’t realise were buried deep inside us. And their surfacing can surprise or frighten us …

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creativity: why we needn’t fear barren seasons

I crawled through the recesses of my mind, searching for the scent of water somewhere within. There was an emptiness inside. The place where creativity sat had become a dried out well. External pressure, busyness, illness and fatigue can steal our thoughts. How to begin again? It’s the challenge I faced after months of silence, …

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Snippets: Introducing Minimalist October Soul Snacks

Life is so hectic, with our concentration divided between various screens and numerous calls for our attention. Surely having small but meaningful snippets to savour would be a welcome relief all round? In the form of something that’s easily digestible during a coffee break, perhaps? ☕🍩 Just think of it: no scrolling through tons of …

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opportunity: why it pays to wait and discern the way ahead

It is said that opportunity rarely knocks twice. So what do you do when presented with several offers at once? I tend to prevaricate and panic a bit, especially when there’s a deadline looming, though a writing opportunity is rarely dismissed. How in the world do we know what to choose from and what to …

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critic: learning how to silence your inner critic and enjoy what you read or write

I gazed at the screen in disbelief. A blog post had attracted a critical response based purely on my writing technique. Though I am my own worst critic, and tend to edit my work to death, still someone had picked up on a mistake my tired mind had missed. Don’t you just hate it when …

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