Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Writing Prompts to Inspire, THREE!

Here are some more inspirational first-lines for you to use as you bring a new story to life!

1. I wonder if I'm too old, he thought, gazing from his parlor window, for love.

2. His eyes were as blue silk, hair black as burnt cork, hands weathered and worn as old leather.

3. "I know who did it," he said, heart-pounding and voice wavering.

4. Nobody gonna love me now, she thought, daring to gaze at her reflection in the pond.

5. It may seem strange, but gunshots and screams can often go unnoticed.

6. She opened her eyes, only to discover a large, dripping tongue dangling before them.

7. What does it mean, she wondered, if you lose your wedding ring on your first anniversary?

8. "Chickens scare me," he confessed, "unless they're on my plate."

9. This could make a pretty good weapon, he realized, handling the cool rubber of the narrow cord.

10. Dread locks swayed against Armani-covered shoulders as he entered the room.

2 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE FOR THE TRUTH?

If you are searching for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, who and what are you going to consult? If you are looking for advice, information and instruction on how to be saved from sin and how to live the Christian life, where can you find God's inerrant truth.

Are you going to consult books written by:
Clement of Rome
Irenaeus of Lysons
Tertullian
Augustine of Hippo
Polycarp of Smyrna
Bishop Fulton Sheen
Martin Luther
John Calvin
John Knox
George Whitefield
Charles "Chuck" Colson
Cotton Mather
Jerry Falwell
Billy Graham
John Piper
Max Lucado
Alexander Campbell
T. D. Jakes
Oral Roberts
Dwight Moody
Joesph Smith Jr.
Mary Baker Eddy
Charles Taze Russel
Sun Myung Moon
L. Ron Hubbard

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO TRUST YOUR SALVATION TO THESE MEN?


As for me I trust the book written by these men:
Moses
Daniel
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Paul
Peter
Jude

I trust the book that was inspired by God.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God....


WOULD THERE BE THOUSANDS OF DENOMINATIONS, IF ALL MEN WOULD JUST CONSULT GOD AND HIS VIEW FOUND IN, HIS BOOK, AND HIS BOOK ALONE?


THE BIBLE SHOULD BE YOUR MANUAL FOR THE TRUTH!

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S. E. Thomas said...

Steve, Thanks for your response. I tried to locate your blog from the web address you provided, but was unable to.

However, I think your point is interesting. I was raised Christian, but I obtained my master's degree in philosophy from a secular university. So, though I agree that Jesus is the Truth and that the Bible should be relied upon as a "truth filter" of sorts for other things we read; however, I also discovered that truth isn't limited to the Bible alone. Because mankind were made in God's image (Who is Truth), we all have within us a built-in truth meter. We desire truth and certainty and for things to make sense. We like logic and good reasoning.

Personally, my knowledge base and understanding of God's nature and the nature of mankind has been greatly enriched by reading and studying works written by all kinds of people, not just Biblical writers, but other Christian writers, atheistic writers, ancient philosophers, modern philosophers, etc. That's not to say that I blindly swallow everything I read, but being afraid to listen to what the people around us are saying makes us ineffective as witnesses to Christ's love and truth.

So, I think to claim that by reading anything not contained in the Bible is akin to "trusting my salvation" to other people is a bit of an extreme claim. Technically, I could even be reading the Bible and not be trusting my salvation to what I read there, if I was a biblical skeptic.

I invite your opinion on this, though, and would be interested in discussing this further with you.