Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
When asked what advice I have for aspiring writers, I say, “Don’t quit.”
Sometimes I say, “Never give up.”
And often I add, “Keep writing.”
My advice is boringly repetitive.
However, that’s the kind of stick-to-itiveness required for most worthwhile endeavors.
One of the easiest things to do is quit.
One of the hardest things to do is not quit.
Giving up is not an option when you have a clear directive, and many a cliché has been generated in support of that premise:
“Do or die.”
“Never say never.”
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
Look around at the bountiful, autumn evidence of things that were small and insignificant last spring. Today they are bright pumpkins, colorful gourds, and juicy apples. They were all worth the wait.
Is there something growing and maturing in your personal life that will someday be worth the wait, effort, and determination to not quit? Could it be prayer? Faith? Hope?
Do you think it’s too late to keep trying? Have you failed too often? Do you feel too old, too frail, or too discouraged?
If you live below the sky and above the grass, it is not too late for your soul to grow.
Do not give up.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.
At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing
if we don’t give up.
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“It’s not that I don’t want the land,” Hugh said, “I do. But it’s Mary’s. It’s all she has of her kin, and they left it fair and legal to her. I can’t bid against her at the auction. It wouldn’t be right.”
Cale considered him a long minute, finishing off his cookies. “You’ve changed. Time was, you wouldn’t have cared.”
Hugh’s grit rose at the accusation, but he knew his brother was right. He’d soured after Jane’s death. Blamed God. Blamed himself. Blamed everything he could blame. But the boys had somehow helped keep him going. And the Rafter-H gave him a sense of purpose. He didn’t like admitting it, but even seeing Ella Canaday come along last year and lead Cale off to matrimony also had an effect on him.
Then Mary showed up and so did a second chance. Not at first, but in time. ~Hope Is Built
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