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JOSHUA 4 and answers to questions

style and structure are everything to a book and new ideas are hogwash.

many writers work capriciously to reinvent the wheel instead of just telling the story.

you may have to ask yourself where you want to be in the next twenty years. there are many, many great writers out there, and it's an arms race for professions of the pen and prose. of those i've known, one in a screenwrite for an indepent film company and teaches creative writing at the university, one is attributed to posting captions under pictures of the local newspaper, two write item descriptions for web-based companies, one is debating changing her major from english literature to nursing, and one is a professional student, and i believe, will be for the rest of his life.

if you are going to strive for your dreams, consider whether the struggle is worth the vigor, and what you'll have to sacrifice along the way.


it's because she got a bad haircut, and didn't mind, which bothered him.



it is said that she collected compliments from others as flowers, and in her alone time, she presented these flowers as a bouquet to God.


joshua 4 writes about a memorial God asked joshua and twelve men from the tribes of israel to set up using stones from the river jordan. the memorial served as a testament to God's help to the people of israel to give hope and courage to the generation to follow. later in the book of joshua, God asked joshua to set up another memorial but instead of a testament to encourage the future generation, it was to be used as a testament for the current generation of israelites to reflect on and remember all that God has done for them.

i want to live my life as a memorial so that others can see all that God has helped me through; to encourage and give hope, and i also pray to look inwardly and remember difficult situations in which God has helped me through, and to set up memorials to enable me to do so.

job suffered every affliction imaginable, and was still content to be alive and praised God whole-heartedly. he lost everything he had, his possessions, his family, and health, but he did not feel loss because he was mindful that the blessings he had received previously were not because of his own doing but were from God, including the hope that helped him prosper. it is clear that job had memorials in his life that helped him to be thankful in every situation he encountered. i hope to never be ungrateful for what i'm left with, rather than be angry for what has been taken away.

The Lord gave, and the lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord-Job


it's the simple things in life which make me happiest. its the changing of the leaves in fall, when starbucks adds pumpkin spice lattes to their fall menus and gingerbread spice to their winter menus, the smiles of children--so pure, free, and happy, when people fall off chairs (it just happened to the girl next to me. i can't help but laugh), it's anticipation, and laughter, it's breakfast at tiffany's in my four-post bed, and soon to be snuggling with the boy in his cozy little room, it's lilo and stitch with a four and two-year-old, it's the elderly and their expressions of joy and grace, dignity and respect, its halloween with little munchkins dressed as goblins and ghouls, window shopping at williams and sonoma, "becoming jane" and the likes with amanda, and carousing through hallmark's keepsake chrismas ornaments and greeting cards, its scarves and wool coats and just enjoying life for all that it is--little or big, momentous or in times of tragedy; i'll be there, with a smile on my face and hope in my heart.

1:23 p.m. - 2007-10-16


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2 Corinthians 2, 7-8:

...Contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

Romans 15, 1

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

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