“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
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TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

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“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”
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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

from https://longroadtopeace.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-quotes/

and http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
“A writer’s dreams
from
 www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or  kind thought(s)
(but if you are following me, my close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?
“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )
Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!
craig

Hi

CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
I’ve had many hundreds of thousands of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at
https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs went “balistically viral” a few years back.

Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand.

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

~ Franz Kafka

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c

“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 life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
and 
http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

PPS
Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books
and 
http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”

– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

A Writer’s Dream(s)

“I don’t believe so much in setting goals, as going after your dreams, even the wildest ones, with all you’ve got.”

“Life is about finding, then following the dream and one’s
dream/vision comes to reality through believing in yourself,
making the commitment and then creating it.”

-craig

from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/

and http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

A WRITER’S DREAM(S)

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.

So believe in your dream.

Never throw it away.

Believe in the dream even when it is impossible.

Believe in the stars, even when they’re hidden in the storm. Believe in love, even when you can’t find it or feel it.

Believe in faith, even when God is silent.

So turn your hurts into halos and your deepest scars into the brightest stars.

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And when it’s time eventually to take your last breath…

you will come to the end of your journey with pride behind you, love around you and hope ahead of you.”

– Benediction from Coretta Scott King’s funeral by Robert H. Schuller, founding Pastor, Chrystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California (and slightly adapted by craig)

from https://sawriter.wordpress.com/tag/craig-lock/

and https://anewdawnbook.wordpress.com/tag/craig-lock/

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YOU can be a spark that helps light the flame of hope in others
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
 “Rise and shine, sunshine”
Picture : A stunning dawn in the beautiful Mother City of South Africa
Pictures above and below  (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer (+ singer) and the world’s fourth worst writer”

Jamie Whincup Burnout – Celebrating his third V8 Supercars championship

Racing (and Writing) in the Zone

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a Ride!”

– Hunter S Thompson

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/writers-on-skid-row/

and http://www.ebooksdigibooks.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
picture from ‘The Victory Lap’

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“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

― Albert Pine

from https://beliefhope.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/what-we-do-for-ourselves-dies-with-us-what-we-do-for-others-and-the-world-is-and-remains-immortal/ and https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
Shine YOUR  bright light on humanity through sharing your unique gifts with the world…which can help others in some way
Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer (+ singer) and the world’s fourth worst writer”

“Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children.”

from   https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/few-things-mak/#comment-479

For you  G, S’s and  all the children and grand-children of the larger family

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

“Success isn’t being better than anyone else – it’s simply being a bit better than you were yesterday.”

The Champion

“Success isn’t (a matter of) being better than anyone else – it’s simply being a bit better  than you were yesterday.”

and  another one…

“Success is being the you you really want to be (and become).”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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A Book “Review”: Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam (by Fouad Elias Accad)

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Source: A Book “Review”: Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam (by Fouad Elias Accad)

Just got the idea for a new book: Islam and Christianity, Christianity and Islam. Can they exist together (co-exist)…peacefully?
Better start writing then, eh!

“Whilst we can (and should) celebrate our differences (unique), let not our varying beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us all as common citizens of our planet.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com


PPS
“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done”
– Nelson Mandela
A stunning dawn in the beautiful Mother City of South Africa

Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

from https://toleranceandrespect.wordpress.com/

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Craig’s Quotes

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com