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At Writer’s Guild tonight we talked about the authors and people who had inspired us and our early days as writers. As we sat outside at Paddy Murphy’s it was interesting to hear the diverse reasonings behind our stories and our intentions for our futures. Our pasts are vastly different.  Some of us were inspired by distinct events or authors; others simply fell into writing. As for our futures, most of us don’t anticipate solely being authors. We figure we will keep writing, but it may not be our main job. Whether this is because we understand the financial difficulties of budding authors or because we long to do more than just write novels is indistinguishable.

After guild and a rather lengthy and comprehensive conversation with my mother, I played guitar for a while until well after my wrist grew tired of hitting the ‘F’ chord. Then I read chapters 20 and 21 of Revelations. My Bible has been around since I was very young. It is interesting to see what I underlined then compared to what I would underline now.

In the past I had underlined Revelation 22:4, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” This is a truly exciting verse, but I had not marked the more important and more exciting verse before it: “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.” Wow. God will be with us!

As a kid in pain I get why verse four excited me. As a young adult verse four still excites me. But how could I miss that God would be with us? How could that seem not important enough to underline? Isn’t that day when God dwells with us what I’m pressing on towards? So I underlined verse three tonight and I am so excited for that day!

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