May 10th, 2011

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I've been experimenting with a short story recently. The pieces are not new, but the interweaving experiment is. I'm excited about it, but also very cautious not to get too drawn in by it. We'll see if anything comes of it! I have a meeting tonight, so I won't have time to work any more on it for a while.

In other news, I am really excited to be memorizing Nehemiah. And call me crazy, but after that, I really want to begin 1 Kings. This and this is why (note that they were posted only two days apart).

"Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word!"
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Reflections on the past from a past Me

These messages are quite candid, but they were expressed in sincerity and honesty to someone I cared about very much. I'm sharing excerpts from them because they offer a really interesting glimpse into my Christian experience at the time.

Email. Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

...The thing is, all the events got entangled in my own struggle to find my faith...Collapse )

Email. Wednesday, May 2, 2007.

My life has changed so much in 5 years. I mean, I am still the art-loving person I was and am still very meek and mild, but, for one thing, I learned how to spell. :p

Email. Thursday, May 3, 2007.

Before last year I did not believe that Jesus died for my sins. I did not ever want to go to church [in college]. I hated praying and I never read the Bible. I could not be called a Christian in the very least aspect, except that "my parents were" and that "I thought I wanted to be." Now, it isn't that I am a good Christian because I try to be or want to be -- my heart has actually been changed, allowing me to be. I never saw before that being a Christian was first knowing and understanding, and then acting. I tried to act without first knowing what I was acting for. Of course no one is ever a perfect person or a perfect Christian. But It is true that Christians are reborn to something new - Galatians 2:20. While they may still struggle with sin, they are not always worrying about trying to be perfect, but God's Spirit reveals, guides, and empowers those who have open hearts to God. I never understood that before last fall.