Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Safest Road to Hell

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“Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
-Senior Devil Screwtape in CS Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters”

“And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security…and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.”
-2nd Nephi 28:11 (in the Book of Mormon)

“…if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish.”
-Mosiah 4:30 (in the Book of Mormon)

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step…so watch your step.”
-Jeffrey Holland (member of the Quorum of the 12 of TCOJCOLDS)

Spiritual Vigilance

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Behind Every Poem There’s a Face… (a poem)

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Behind every poem, there’s a face;
an experience, idea, question, or frustration
Behind every post, there’s a place;
always a tangible source of inspiration

I hear it in a song or read it in a book
The sources for my writing are everywhere I look
And everything I ever create
Has a context from which it originates

Try hard to make it about more than just me
But I never could write objectively
Whether a finished piece or rough first draft
There are traces of me in all that I craft

From chicken scratch to notes on my phone…
It’s my heart on the paper; I give it as my own.


PS: That picture on the bottom left is a John Mayer quote. Go figure…

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