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I am excited to have fun while improving my writing skills on a new adventure, a composition expedition. This blog will chronicle my improvement and share my experiences with my readers. It will include lessons in writing I have learned as well as several other posts and musings. I hope you will enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it.

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Enjoy!

~1illustriouswriter

 

One Word

It is very cliche to write about the “power of words.” It’s old news that “sticks and stones” is invalid. It may seem archaic to tell you to “think before you speak” or refrain from saying anything if you can’t think of anything nice to say.

I could tell you about Ephesians 4:29, or Proverbs 13:3. I could even go a step further and remind you to meditate on things that are pleasing to the Lord (Philippians 4:8), for what is in the mind and heart translates to what comes out of the mouth and hands.

It would be very unoriginal of me to write “all of the previous examples are boring, but true.”

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Word of the Day

Wun·sa·noo (w‘ən sə nü) Adj. Amazingly Incredible; excellent

Synonyms:
marvelous, wonderful, great, terrific, impressive, super, outstanding, fantastic

Antonyms:
awful, terrible, unimpressive, terrible, dreadful, lousy, pathetic

Example Sentences:

  • That roller coaster was wunsanoo! Let’s ride it again!
  • Isn’t that book wunsanoo? I sure think so.
  • Wow, what a wunsanoo show!

 

Wunsanoo is one of my favorite words. Have you heard it before? What do you think? When will you use it today? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Creative Stories

My friend thefloccinaucinihilipilificatedsheep recently sent me a very interesting story via comment on my post “Letter of Encouragement.”

“Neigh,” the horses bray as they play in the hay and stay in the gray glade by the bay. By the way, they may go through a phase in the month of May where they graze in the hay every day. During this phase, one may fall astray or disobey, which may delay the parade in which they stay on many days, and for this it will pay! But I now must go away today, for I am afraid I may have conveyed an lame cliche, to my dismay. I’ll say!

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Goals for the New Year

I look forward to turning over a new leaf in 2015. Thank you, God, for an opportunity to start fresh! This year, I have several goals I hope to accomplish:

  • Finish the Bible. Last year, my aim was to read at least a chapter daily. This year, I want to complete what I have left (from Job on).
  • Spend more time with family. I want to play with my siblings, enjoy family game nights, visit the park, have picnics… Goal: at least three times weekly. I would also like to get outside more, so outdoor activities are definitely a goal.

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2014 Reflection

Wow, I really can’t believe 2014 is almost over! Where has the year gone?

At the same time, I’m really happy to start fresh. It’s been a stressful year of new experiences, a very full schedule, and various health complications for me as well as various family members. Here are some of the most memorable things I learned this year:

  • Don’t panic, God’s in control. This is a biggie. Between college classes, dance, my performing arts troupe, class activities, teaching a dance class, taking in more requests for choreography, new responsibilities at home, various injuries, Mom’s increased health complexity, etc. it’s been really important to try to keep my focus on the Lord, rather than drowning under pressure. I haven’t mastered the art of resting in the midst of a very hectic life yet, but I’m getting there.

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