Categories and character

I’m trying to avoid making changes to the blog too often, but I think these two were worthwhile. Categories I discovered after I started using my last theme that it didn’t display categories in posts. I tried to find an easy fix for this, but couldn’t. The creators of the theme told me I’d need […]

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A prayer for the tired

God, I’m tired. And many people I know are tired. Tired physically. Tired emotionally. Tired spiritually. Some are even tired of life. Please give us just enough energy to seek you, to cast our cares on you, and to find in you the rest and renewal we so desperately need. Sign up for (free) email […]

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Be a rebel blogger: put creativity first

As I’ve mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I’m not overly a fan of blogging formulas. Not because I don’t think they work (to bring traffic), but because I think a lot of people follow them mindlessly, at the expense of creativity. So, what follows are some ideas for letting creativity guide your blogging, […]

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Free to not be cool

There are two kinds of teenagers: those who want to blend in, and those who want to stand out. I was one of the ones who wanted to stand out. I dyed my hair every imaginable colour. I got my ears pierced, multiple times. I wore ripped T-shirts, bow ties, colourful braces, and black nail […]

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One true sentence

I’ve read very little by Ernest Hemingway: only a short story and a Kindle sample of The Old Man and the Sea (I intend to read the rest of that at some stage). I have, however, read lots of quotes by him on writing. And one that really stands out to me is this: All […]

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Summer evenings

I’m not really a fan of summer; it’s just too hot. But I do love summer evenings. That time, about seven or eight o’clock, when the sun is low, the air is cool, and the birds are settling in the trees. Something about it refreshes me, makes me feel like I’m running on all cylinders […]

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Buried treasure: Abba’s Beloved

Some blogs are just too good to be buried in Google’s search engine results and forgotten. That’s why I’m linking to this one here. I discovered Abba’s Beloved, by Scott Ritchie, in 2008, around the time I started blogging, and I was blown away by it. Scott’s writing was vivid, personal and of a quality […]

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