Factober

As a poet and a teacher, I read all the time. I know I read slowly. I like reading, but I don't read any more than I have to.

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cannot come to Christ unless the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin.

cannot come to Christ unless the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin.
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So there’s a freeing up that happens when I can go into that storytelling m

So there’s a freeing up that happens when I can go into that storytelling mode...It isn’t about how much sense you make, it is about how compelling you are. (interview)
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You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to cha

You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works.
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You can't ever be your heroes, but you can love their gifts.

You can't ever be your heroes, but you can love their gifts.
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Back there in the beginning, as I see now, my life was all time and almost

Back there in the beginning, as I see now, my life was all time and almost no memory. Though I knew early of death, it still seemed to be something that happened only to other people, and I stood in an unending river of time that would go on making the sa
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

There comes a time when you just have to say, “No!” – to the requests and t

There comes a time when you just have to say, “No!” – to the requests and to the system.
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everyone who terrifies you is sixy-five percent water, and everyone you lov

everyone who terrifies you is sixy-five percent water, and everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to you
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During the first millennium BCE, even the beer-loving Mesopotamians turned

During the first millennium BCE, even the beer-loving Mesopotamians turned their backs on beer, which was dethroned as the most cultured and civilized of drinks, and the age of wine began.
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A good man measures his life not in the number of his years but in the qual

A good man measures his life not in the number of his years but in the quality of his friends.
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Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
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To master life, control the mind. To control the mind, guard your speech.

To master life, control the mind. To control the mind, guard your speech.
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Write It, Work It, Publish

Write It, Work It, Publish
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago