My favorite author and why? That is a hard one for me.
I have many authors who have taken me on journeys into adventure – romance – history – inner exploration – parables – wisdom
The journey I find most intriguing is the one that causes me to think beyond myself and discover some “truth” that seems to cause my journey to stop while I contemplate the impact of that “truth” on
where I have been and where I am going . . .
The definition of “author” comes from Latin auctor author, from augē re to increase and that is what my favorite authors do for me—each of them somehow increase something in my heart, my mind, my soul –
and I find them fascinating!
MY FAVORITES: Thomas Merton and Joseph Campbell
WHY: • they draw me to see the “commonalities” in our world
and the interconnectedness of everything
• they plant seeds within me that encourage me on my path
Flights of fancy or flights into all the colors of the sky . . .
authors should increase something for me: understanding, enjoyment,
reveal markers on my path, help me see myself and my world –
a fascinating journey for the wisdom, for the fun, for the life!!!
a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6.
My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)!
I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting!
Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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Two of my favourite authors! Nice to be reminded, the etymology is interesting too, thanks 🙂
This caught my attention.
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Thanks! A quick visit to your blog (plan a longer look soon) – your pictures are really good – I enjoy taking pictures and seeing things others tell me they did not notice or see from the same perspective I did – the Creator constantly provides amazing sights!
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