Tag Archives: Literature

Genuinely Alive

For the first time in a very long time, I feel genuinely alive.

Whereas before I was detached, spiritless and dead, now, everything seems bright, light and clear.

Joy and inner peace, qualities which were once alien and strange to me, are as automatic when I spend a few moments of talking to Him.

No longer going through the motions but taking every single moment of the day with intention and purpose.

My senses are amplified and my path is already set before me, for His way is indeed paved with good intentions.

In this life, there will be good and bad days, but I am given an inexplicable quiet strength to take them all head-on.

I am hopeful, courageous and looking up. I’m wide awake and so alive. I shed my skin, my scars. Nothing can dim these stars. Absolutely nothing.

Somehow, my love for this life has tripled. Knowing I am not alone, and to no longer rely on my strength but His.

I am satisfied. You are indeed enough.

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
but happy is he who keeps the law.

(Proverbs 29:18)

 

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Secret Sorrows

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is for you. Yes, you. This is dedicated to you, the person reading this right now. May you find the courage and strength to face this world with a smile and soldier on despite judgement, ridicule, anger and hardships.

My friend, I wish I could just give you a hug through the lines and lines of cables that make online communication possible, but I can only offer you a simple, silent prayer.

My prayer is that the Lord protect, keep and comfort you in your darkest. So that you may shine the same light to others who are going through the same things you are going through right now.

Remember, my friend, you are never alone and this too shall pass. May the Lord blanket you with His loving arms tonight and for the days to come.

A Fool And His Mouth

A reader of mine was asking me if that was how I wrote…simply to draw readers in?

He mentioned that though they were interesting, they were bitin. (Bitin = in this context, to leave readers hanging).

Since he brought it up and being the objective person that I am, I indulged him.

I fished for information. I asked what articles needed improvement. What part of my writing did he find unsatisfactory and why.

I wanted specifics.

Mind you, this little chat was all done in the light of striving for excellence.

Alas, he could not offer me any. He simply said, it was just his opinion.

Opinions are respected and highly valued in my writing. In fact, I encourage it. But I do wish when people give feedback they have suggestions to improve as well, not just throw in ‘opinions’ that are unhelpful.

Any fool can give an opinion.

But what I would like to know is: what are you doing/saying to improve on the situation? I don’t see you doing your part for improvement nor do you hold the credentials and expert authority to be carelessly throwing away such opinions.

In my previous post, I mentioned that we live in a noisy world.

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone seems to be an expert on something. Everyone has something to say (no matter how incessantly dumb it may be, to the world, it has to be said). The ego is bursting from the seams.

Thanks for the feedback but what you said have no bearing whatsoever in my writing or literature as a whole.

That’s just my opinion.

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent. (Proverbs 17:28)