Sums it up perfectly
So I pray today for imagination, that we might live in ways that don’t compute and don’t conform to the patterns of this world,” he said, “so that a generation from now, when people hear the word ‘Christian,’ they don’t say ‘anti-gay,’ ‘judgmental’ and ‘hypocritical.’ But they say ‘love.’
—Shane Claiborne (via godinthebrokenness)
The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see that dream fulfilled. Consider an oak tree. If you plant it in a pot, it can grow no further. The problem is not with the tree; it is with the environment. It is stifling growth. Perhaps you have bigger things in your heart than your present environment can facilitate. That’s why, at times, God will stir you out of a comfortable situation.
When you go through persecution and rejection, it’s not always because somebody has it in for you. Sometimes that’s God’s way of directing you into His perfect will. He’s trying to get you to stretch to the next level. He knows you’re not going to go without a push, so He’ll make it uncomfortable for you to stay where you are currently. The mistake we make at times is getting negative and sour; we focus on what didn’t work out. When we do that, we inhibit the opening of new doors.
People are evil. They don’t need a savior.They need to be punished and suffer for their sins
Keeping this… forever…
Excuse me as I copy this down. :o
keeping for reference
I’ve had one of these since high school. My English teacher was adamant about never using said unless we had to.
omg…this is so…amazing…
for the people who write and only say “he said”, “she said”, “they said”… ugh
GOD BLESS THIS
OMG can someone please show this to people in my English classes
A gift to fellow rpers
GOD BLESS YOU
Except…in most cases, using a word like “insinuated” or “publicized” is actually only going to draw your reader’s attention away from what the characters are actually saying. So yes, use “said” sparingly. But use the above words even more sparingly. If it isn’t too confusing (there aren’t too many characters) it’s better to use very little of anything. Something like this:
"Hi", she said to Bob. "How are you?"
"Oh, just fine, thanks. How are you?"
"I’ve been better, really. The rent is too high, and I think I need to take my cat to the vet."
"Oh…I’m sorry to hear that, Susie. Can I help?"
"No, Bob," Susie sighed."But thank you for asking."