Monthly Archives: February 2016

Love quote #29 of 29

NOT ALL OF US HAVE TO POSSESS EARTHSHAKING TALENT.

JUST COMMON SENSE AND LOVE WILL DO.

  • Myrtle Auvil, American writer

 

Any thoughts on this quote?

I hope you have found some favorites among the twenty-nine days of quotes, or perhaps you have a new favourite now. It’s been fun sharing these with you all month. Now we’ll drop back to one or two posts a week, but I do plan to find the occasional quote for you. Probably some on spring would be nice, with spring less than three weeks away now. yay!

What was your favourite of all the quotes in February? 

1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 

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Love quote #28 of 29

FOR A CROWD IS NOT COMPANY; AND FACES ARE BUT A GALLERY OF PICTURES; AND TALK BUT A TINKLING CYMBAL, WHERE THERE IS NO LOVE.

  • Francis Bacon, English philosopher

 

Any thoughts on this quote?

 

1 Corinthians 13:1 – If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

Today is my Christian birthday, my special day. On this date 34 years ago my life began anew, and I stepped into everlasting Life.  ♥

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

Love quote #27 of 29

LOVE IS NOT JUST LOOKING AT EACH OTHER, IT’S LOOKING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.

  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery, French aviator and writer

 

Any thoughts on this quote?

 

Hebrews 10:24 – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Hurry! Time is running out to sign up for 12×12 & ReFoReMo!

This is a reminder post.

If you – or someone you know – is interested in signing up for Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 in 2016, there are only three days left to register. Don’t put it off because if you miss the date then you have to wait for registration in 2017! Please remind your friends who might be interested. Go HERE to register for this amazing challenge. There is so much offered, well worth the fee charged. 

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Also, if you – or someone you know – is interested in signing up for Carrie Charlie Brown’s ReFoReMo (Reading For Research Month) for this year, tomorrow (February 27) Pre-ReFoReMo begins! Remind your friends because you and they won’t want to miss any of it. Registration for the challenge ends March 1 at 11 pm CST. Go HERE to register and get ready to read over 100 picture books! It’s free, by the way. 

ReFoReMo

12 x 12 and ReFoReMo work well together. If you have wanted to write picture books this could be your time to get started. Do check them out, and maybe I’ll see you there! Let me know if you sign up. 🙂

Do you enjoy challenges such as these?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Love quote #26 of 29

IN LOVE, UNLIKE MOST OTHER PASSIONS, THE RECOLLECTION OF WHAT YOU HAVE HAD AND LOST IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN WHAT YOU CAN HOPE FOR IN THE FUTURE.

  • Henri B. Stendhal, French writer

Any thoughts on this quote?

 

1 John 3:1 – How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 

a Question, ReFoReMo, and a Quiz: what is your dragon personality?

It seems as if you, my readers, like the quotes I’ve posted each day of February. My question to you is: would you like to read a quote here every few days through March? or also whenever I find some good ones? I’d find some to do with reading and writing, and likely occasions and seasons. Please let me know so I can get that set up.

As you know, I am involved in 12×12 in 2016. It is proving to be amazing, encouraging, and a little stressful with all that’s going on around me – but I am not giving up. It already is helping me see how to be better at writing picture books.  I’m now part of a six-person critique group through 12×12, and we’re conducting our sharing and critiquing via email.

To add to the fun, another challenge I’ve taken on is ReFoReMo – Reading For Research Month, created by Carrie Charlie Brown. A lot of 12×12 members are taking part in it because it complements 12×12 so well. It runs during the month of March,  but the reading and research can be for as long as you need it to be for you. Today I contacted my local library and gave them the list of over 100 books I am to read and study to improve my own picture book writing. It’s going to be a busy month! If you are interested in taking that challenge you have until March 1 to sign up, so hurry!  🙂

Topic change:  I like dragons.

My grandson is reading a series called Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. In fact, he recently finished book 8, the newest in the series, which is a fantastic accomplishment for a reluctant reader, and he’s now reading another series by this author. He likes the Wings of Fire books so much he wanted me to read them because he knows I like dragons. He lent me book one and sometimes would ask me if I was to the part yet where … ?   🙂  I finally was able to finish book one last month and had really enjoyed it, although it was written for the younger set. 🙂  Now he’s brought me book two to read, but because I’m involved in 12×12 in 2016 I might not get into that book for quite a while. I’ll have to try, though. 

Now for a quiz you might enjoy.  What is your dragon personality

It seems I am a Japanese dragon.  Here’s what it says: You are a Japanese dragon. Also called “Ryu,” Japanese dragons are well known for granting wishes to humans. They are wingless creatures who are often associated with water and weather. Like the Ryu you are very generous and will do everything in your power to assure that your loved ones are happy. You are adept at picking out just the right gift for every occasion and recipient. Your happy place likely involves a beach, and you love bold colors and lively music.

Which dragon personality are you?

Do you want me to post quotes here daily? every few days?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

 

 

Love quote #25 of 29

WORK LIKE YOU DON’T NEED THE MONEY, LOVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN HURT AND DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING.

  • Anonymous

Any thoughts on this quote?

 

Hebrews 13:5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!