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Real Live Preacher

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Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world.

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It's not foresight or hindsight we need. We need sight, plain and simple. We need to see what is right in front of us.

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Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.

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I’m searching through all that has ever been hoped, in praise of what can never be known.

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There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it.

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Your world is made of your memories, and your memories are given to you by your world. The whispering voice of happenstance is always in our ears. 'This is the world. This is the way things are. Look. Pay attention. Remember.'

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You can pray for someone even if you don't think God exists.

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This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what you’re doing, or it comes out flat. You can’t fake your way through this.

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It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.

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If you want to write you must have faith in yourself. Faith enough to believe that if a thing is true about you, it is likely true about many people. And if you can have faith in your integrity and your motives, then you can write about yourself without fear.

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Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect.

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Good writing takes more than just time; it wants your best moments and the best of you.

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I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.

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Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way.

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We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of God’s existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think. In fact, the greater your doubt the more heroic your faith.

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I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud.

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My life is the story of a man who always wants to carry too much. My spiritual quest is the painful process of learning to let go of things not essential.

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The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this.

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Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family.

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God, I don’t have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.

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See things as they are and write about them. Don’t waste your creative energy trying to make things up. Even if you are writing fiction, write the things you see and know.

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Love the ones you can. Touch the ones you can reach. Let the others go.

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EVERY path may lead you to God, even the weird ones. Most of us are on a journey. We’re looking for something, though we’re not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that appear suddenly in the mist.

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I don’t think anyone can DO anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given.

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When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship.

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