Why, Elegance Is My Arrow?
Elegance Is My Arrow is a simple reminder to myself about the power of words, the power of the truth, and the reason I write. Words should have a clear cut purpose and not just be used as battering rams.
First things first. I am a Christian. This is literally the number one fact about my life. Without God and the redeeming grace of Jesus, I wouldn't be here today. I don't know all of the plans God has for me, but I know they will be amazing.
Jeremiah 29:11New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
And He has amazing plans for you too. All you have to do is ask Him about them.
Matthew 7:7-12New International Version (NIV)
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Remember, no question is too big for God, and no one is too lost for Him to save. In the immortal words of Bob the tomato, "God made you special, and He loves you very much."
About One Beginner to Another:
I started One Beginner to Another for a few different reasons.
The main reason is to learn.
If you can't explain something to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. -Albert Einstein
I love the quote above and it has been repeated in different ways by experts for years. If you want to learn, try teaching. I am hoping that by taking what I know and trying to teach it to others, I will solidify the knowledge in my own mind and find any areas where I am lacking.
The second reason is to be a part of and give back to the writing community. I want to encourage others through their struggles if I can and find helpful criticism in the online writing community.
Please feel free to comment on my blog posts. I welcome constructive criticism, thoughts on new topics and even stories of your own struggles. But please keep content clean.
About Guest Posting:
Guest posts are welcome and I encourage anyone who is interested in posting on my blog to contact me through my contact page.
A couple things, though:
All guest posts will be pre-approved before I post them. The content must be clean, as I try not to curse or use any vulgar language. (Kids might visit this site, ya know?) If the content is not clean, I reserve the right to edit/censor language I deem inappropriate or even refuse the post altogether.
Thank you for your understanding. :)