Month: August 2013

Avoid Having False Humility as a Writer

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis By Emily Cozzens There is a covert attack on talent that newbies and aspiring artists will discover as they break into their craft. It’s a parasite. I find it clinging to me when I hear the praise for my developing knack of writing. It disguises itself as humility. Somehow, we think we’re terrible when we’re told we’re great. In a desperate attempt to keep our chests from puffing with pride, we supress reality. Compliments are a challenge to accept. We know our...

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Unbroken

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” John 14:1   By Sarah Spradlin Deep in a warm and welcoming forest, amidst the stone walls of a great fortress, there dwells a heart not untouched, but rather unbroken.   The heart, you see, is scarred and hurt. The heart has weaknesses and pain that no others have seen. But do not ask the heart for details; it will not answer but to say: “I am forgiven, and so I, too, shall forgive.”   No, the heart realized early on that, as with all...

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