“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness…”

It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope

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“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities. Then burning slowly, brightly and bigger, a glimmer, a candle in the blackness of despair, which gave off just enough of a glow (luminescence?) to light a path. And so show the way ahead… a path to endless possibilities…from the darkness into the eternal light.”

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/here-was-a-light-behind-the-despair-beyond-the-darkness-at-first-a-flicker-of-an-ember-just-a-tiny-pin-prick-of-dawning-possibilities-then-burning-slowly-brightly-and-bigger-a-glimmer-2/

+

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/

from Google searches (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?source=hp&ei=YWSJW52KJoKO8wWQmrLIBA&q=here+was+light+behind+the+despair+craig+lock&oq=here+was+light+behind+the+despair+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.608.35654.0.36503.45.42.0.0.0.0.2326.15520.2-2j6j11j7j1j1j0j1.29.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..16.22.12365.0..0j35i39k1j0i22i30k1j0i13k1j0i13i30k1j0i13i5i30k1j33i21k1.0.4rkFchSIhS0

and

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=here+was+light+behind+the+despair+craig+lock&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=t375f0QNKM8jwM%253A%252C4Ip10rRYsmSSZM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzdFfDFj6saLoNcvb6Zhz8lMOnzIdw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQ1oao05fdAhUDx7wKHWyRBf0Q9QEwA3oECAYQBg#imgrc=t375f0QNKM8jwM:

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

http://www.achampionofhope.wordpress.com

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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pictures  from

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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“I make art through writing and words are my tools…”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

via “I make art through writing and words are my tools…”

Shared by “definitely not one of those airey-fairy/arty-farty creative types” … (but ‘totally impulsive’ and ‘driven’) c,

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing…

but also having a bit of fun along the crazy and always amazing journey of life

“Write, create, innovate”

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Bridge over troubled water

I Dreamed a Dream ( from Proud by Susan Boyle)

Inspirational videos

but

“I don’t do/like using proud!” – rather “happy”and/or “satisfied”

Craig Lock – YouTube

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=susan+boyle+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw4eja-f7cAhWJZt4KHZWFAncQ_AUICygC&biw=1606&bih=1170

following on from

https://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/my-life-my-dream/

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/my-life-my-dream/

see http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

enough there for now, c!

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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pictures  from

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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“Everyone has a passion for something in their life that motivates or inspires the person in some way.”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

via “Everyone has a passion for something in their life that motivates or inspires the person in some way.”

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com

and

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

PS

“A passion (strong) for anything will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.”

c (as inspired by Henry Hazlitt)

from one of my first books Quote Unquote (1994)

picture from https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=quote+unquote+craig+lock

Shared by c, “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder * (totally impulsive)”

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

enjoy

creative-kiwisand

http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

“Write, create, innovate”

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My Life, My Dream

LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds"

A collection of videos and songs that have inspired me on life’s (at times “tortuous”) journey. Just sorting them out (quite a mission, so taking one step at a time).

Perhaps I’ll turn into a “vook” (= videobook)

from

https://vimeo.com/user19296398

and

https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/my-vimeo-videos/

“Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds.”

from www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

So here’s a start…

I Dreamed a dream

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/i-dreamed-a-dream-by-elaine-paige/

from a Google search (“my filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=elaine+paige+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=elaine+paige+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.12808j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

from

https://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/i-dreamed-a-dream-9/

Rainbows

You raise me up

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/god-can-use-our-strength-to-pass-it-on-as-a-blessing-to-share-with-someone-else/

All videos from http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

and

http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

Shared by “totally unmusical” c, “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder * (totally impulsive)”
* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Anyway,  music has great power in uplifting our spirits (at least it does for me)…

Enjoy (hopefully)

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“Our talents are our gift(s) from God, but it’s what we do with them that is our gift TO God, Infinite Spirit, Ultimate Source.”

Craig's Quotes

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picture from

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-writer-is-born/

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=our+talents+are+our+gift+from+God+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&oq=our+talents+are+our+gift+from+God+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.55089j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

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“Paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be.”

Craig's Quotes

” I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into ‘so-called humdrum little lives’. You don’t just have to be the choreographer, or the conductor of your life script – rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that flows through the spirit of God. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes of music right now.”

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&ei=J-p2W9-QNcanoATNzKGAAQ&q=+don%27t+spend+your+days+masterpiece+craig+lock&oq=+don%27t+spend+your+days+masterpiece+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1l2.7433.21774.0.22538.16.16.0.0.0.0.481.3874.2-7j2j3.12.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..4.2.756….0.afnfQIw-d9A

As “led/guided/inspired by/from” https://mandyinspires.blog/2018/08/16/make-your-life-a-masterpiece/
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/you-are-the-artist-painting-the-masterpiece-that-is-your-life-which-can-be/
“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

Also see
“You are the artist painting the masterpiece that is your life .”

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The Politics of Love

I (We) Must Not Hate!

light in the darkness
https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/…/the-politics-of-love-from-a-book-the-passing-su..

from Google searches (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G*)

* and that’s God I mean and not so much Google, but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&ei=mJx1W8C0NpDU-QbhsJ2IAw&q=politics+of+love+craig+lock&oq=politics+of+love+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.12…301629.302521.0.306296.2.2.0.0.0.0.430.655.2-1j0j1.2.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.GmXn3IkuA-0
+
https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=the+politics+of+love+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=the+politics+of+love+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64l3.19934j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

PS
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com
and Quote Unquote (1993)

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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pictures from http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com
and
http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”

THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: https://racetothechequeredflag.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dc1f95c55b6f4230b33007f43617953c.jpg?w=497 picture from http://www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com via “And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” https://racetothechequeredflag.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/chequered-flag11.png “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of…

via “And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com
http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com
and
http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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