Prepared by: Florence Cardinal
Posted on: December 28, 2003
Reposted on: December 19, 2004
This week's exercise is a repeat of the
Remembering Faith exercise.
to Lisa Johnson for this exercise.
This time of year is special to people
from all cultures. From the
Winter Solstice through to Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, and Kwanzaa,
this is a
time of year for many to celebrate and reflect. People have different
give meaning to their lives, and to help them through the rough times.
atheists have beliefs: they may believe in people, in love, in
using these to guide their lives.)
I'm sure, though, no matter what your
beliefs are, that everyone has
experienced faith at some point in their lives. This exercise is one of
"Remembering" exercises. This time, look back to a time in your life
have experienced or benefited from faith. It could be something that
faith in action, an incident that demonstrates true faith, or an
example of how
faith helped you . It can be faith in a person, faith in God or a
faith in the system, or even faith in yourself.
Write your submission honestly and
remember what you experienced,
how you felt.
Don't make things up, just be honest. Sometimes you can gain faith from
things that happen.
So the exercise: in 400 words or less,
describe a moment in your
you've experienced faith.
Florence Cardinal's wrap-up
Posted on: January 6, 2004
Not too many subs this week, but each sub
critiques, which is
Again, a variety of faiths - and unfaiths,
faith in many things,
from God and
higher powers to things like the judicial system, nature and friends
But this exercise had a two-fold purpose.
As well as being a lesson
remembering and writing, I'm hoping it gave you all faith in yourselves
people and as writers. No matter the topic, know you've done well. Have
that your writing and life will improve day by day.
Remember - whether you believe you can do
it, or believe you can't,
right. And that, in a nutshell, is faith.
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