Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter on Snippet Sunday

A couple years back, I wrote an edgy inspirational novel entitled Flicker. On this special Snippet Sunday, as some of us celebrate the renewal of life freely given through the ultimate sacrifice, I felt it only right to share a few lines from that story.

May you all have a blessed Easter filled with love, peace and joy.
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A lot can happen in two weeks. Parents can die and be buried, promises made and broken. Hearts can be shattered, lives destroyed. A young man can suffer the iniquities of an entire civilization and be resurrected. Grace can be restored.
If I’m certain of one thing, children are full of hope. Their faith doesn’t appear only during moments of weakness. No seconds tick by when a child isn’t imagining the impossible, dreaming of happiness, expecting joy. They face life with such optimism. Maybe because they’re so fresh from heaven, belief is a given.
Not until life gets a hold of a person does all that fade.
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FCEtier said...

"Not until life gets a hold of a person does all that fade."

One feature of life is the achievement of the ability to control the fading. It takes some of us longer than others to learn that.

Nice snippet!

Joanne Stewart said...

Wonderful snippet, AJ. I can't really add much more than that. I could wax philosophical on that, but really, it comes down to...I agree wholeheartedly. :) Happy Easter to you and yours, AJ.

Vivien Dean said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

What a thought provoking snippet. Well done!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for sharing.

Veronica Scott said...

Beautiful. Happy Easter!

Unknown said...

Very nicely put.

I think one of the first instance of life that gets a hold of them and interferes with that innocence is school. It seems so much more problematic for them now.

A well thought out snippet, AJ.