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Phil Steer is the author of “As a Child: God’s Call to Littleness” which has been serialised by BRF in their prayer and spirituality journal, "Quiet Spaces". He is married with three children, lives in Romford, on the London/Essex border, and works with numbers in the London insurance market.

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Phil Steer I'd get writers block for one of two reasons - either I couldn't see a way forward, or I could see too many ways and couldn't choose between them. I'd…moreI'd get writers block for one of two reasons - either I couldn't see a way forward, or I could see too many ways and couldn't choose between them. I'd waste time disappearing down a cul-de-sac or dithering at a crossroads. Sometimes the solution was to keep searching, or to choose any route and see where it led. But after a while I'd need to stop struggling, and step back and move on - to a different part of the book or even to something else altogether. This would give space for new ideas to form, and often a new perspective when I returned.(less)
Phil Steer I'd say it's the opportunity to explore ideas for yourself, and to share what you discover with others. Others have said this better: "The art of writ…moreI'd say it's the opportunity to explore ideas for yourself, and to share what you discover with others. Others have said this better: "The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." - Gustave Flaubert; "Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone." - Amy Tan. (Thanks for Matt Knisely for the quotes.)
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Way back in 1982 the the English band XTC released the single Senses Working Overtime: And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste And I’ve got one, two, three, four, five Senses working overtime Trying to take this all in… Senses Working Overtime, XTC Sad to say, this is not how I live my life […]
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“God sense little children to speak and act for him. In their simplicity and naivety they say and do things that we adults never would, but which can reveal deep truths about the way the world should be, if we only would have ears to hear and eyes to see... God sense children to speak into our world..”
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“God sends little children to speak and act for him. In their simplicity and naivety they say and do things that we adults never would, but which can reveal deep truths about the way the world should be, if we only would have ears to hear and eyes to see...”
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“Christianity is not about learning how to live within the lines; Christianity is about the joy of coloring.”
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“and I rose up, and knew that I was tired, and continued my journey”
Edward Thomas, Light and Twilight

“Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.”
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“To live within limits. To want one thing. Or a few things very much and love them dearly. Cling to them, survey them from every angle. Become one with them - that is what makes the poet, the artist, the human being.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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