Stairway to Heaven: “Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”

“Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”

 

Inspiring words by Charles Spurgeon

from

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

“For me true success is encouraging and helping others to flourish. I believe if we are blessed we can ‘play this forward’ through passing them on and being a blessing to others (in some small way)…and not just for ourselves.”

from

www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

 

and from

PEARLS OF WISDOM

(published yesterday) at

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A91KVQW

and in paperback today at

http://www.amazon.com/Pearls-Wisdom-Collection-Inspirational-Thoughts/dp/1523292083

PPS

“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

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“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

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

“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

“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.”

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they (may) lead.”

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/far-away-th/

 

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/far-away-there-in-the-sunshine-are-my-highest-aspirations-i-may-not-reach-them-but-i-can-look-up-and-see-their-beauty-believe-in-them-and-follow-where-they-lead-2/

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Pearls of Wisdom

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Started today and just published (quickly) 2 minutes ago!

see
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A91KVQW

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Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”
Inspiring words by Charles Spurgeon

The paperback version should be out now too

see

http://www.amazon.com/Pearls-Wisdom-Collection-Inspirational-Thoughts/dp/1523292083

and https://www.createspace.com/5983911

 

from

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A91KVQW

“For me true success is encouraging and helping others to flourish. I believe if we are blessed we can ‘play this forward’ through passing them on and being a blessing to others (in some small way)…and not just for ourselves.”

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MISCELLANOUS THOUGHTS (“pearls of great price”)

 

jotted down in my little green book (that I found in a huge clear-out (thanks so much to my son, Sean)

“Creative minds are rarely tidy…in fact some are fff…flippn messy”

Quotes and phrases that I jotted down (typing them now to try to decipher my atrocious handwriting) and collected (instead of stamps and bottle-tops) along life’s amazing journey

 

Some are my own thoughts, but many are from sources unknown

 

 

I have grouped them under the following headings (roughly

 

* Inspiration (inspirational thoughts)

 

* Racing in the Zone (my passion)

 

* The Mind and Mindpower

 

* Spirit and Spiritual thoughts

 

* Faith and Thoughts on “the spiritual journey”

 

* The Pursuit of a more peaceful world (slightly- my passion)

 

I hope they may uplift, encourage and perhaps even inspire you as they do me

 

Anyway enjoy

 

craig

January 2016

“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.”

 

DAWN (best)

 

A writer’s dreams

Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
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“For me true success is encouraging and helping others to flourish. I believe if we are blessed we can ‘play this forward’ through passing them on and being a blessing to others (in some small way)…and not just for ourselves.”
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Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

“Its through the cracks that the light gets in.”

“Its through the cracks that the light gets in.”

“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
― Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

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“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously.”

from http://www.craigsbooks.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.”

 

 

brilliantlight.jpgA writer’s dreams
Picture (great) by my good friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer and fourth worst writer”
PPS
Don’t worry about the world ending today.
It’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? I do not think so. And then one asks: My God! Is it for long, is it for ever, is it for eternity? Do you know what frees one from this captivity? It is very deep serious affection. Being friends, being brothers, love, that is what opens the prison by supreme power, by some magic force.”

– Vincent Van Goch, letter to his brother, July 1880 (from Open: An autobiography by Andre Agassi)

from  https://nzwriter.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/one-cannot-always-tell-what-it-is-that-keeps-us-shut-in-confines-us-seems-to-bury-us-but-still-one-feels-certain-barriers-certain-gates-certain-walls-is-all-this-imagination-fantasy/

“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.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

― Albert Einstein

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

– Albert Einstein (again)

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

― Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

picture from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

PPS

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

Craig’s Books

Picture above

Dream on , “sonny boy”!

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/613-2/

paperbacks and e-books  #

to the singing of the Beatles (still remember them!)

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/craigs-paperback-books-createspace/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/
“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.”

picture (great) from https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/

Paddleboard by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)

How To Be Successful in Work and in Life (from ‘Handbook to Survive Life’)

How To Be Successful in Work and in Life (from ‘Handbook to Survive Life’)

Craig’s Books

Craig’s Books

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4  and

Paperbacks and e-books: Fiction and nonfiction: self help, novels on South Africa, travel, humour, writing, inspiration, spirit, the spiritual journey, sport, motor racing, Formula 1 and money management  (how boring now, craig)

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – mine!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in “little scenic and tranquil” New Zealand