Clawing my way out of a black hole . . .of my own making

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Lose The Law, Grab The Grace

Editor’s Note: Revelations In Writing is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs to read.  Shannon E. Moreno is fast becoming one of my favorite blog writers. First and foremost, Shannon and I are on the same page spiritually in our identities in Christ. Secondly, she is a gifted and devoted writer. It is obvious Shannon loves the Lord and allows the Holy Spirit to guide her heart and her writing.

“For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in His grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.” – Galatians 3:18

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Thank You, Readers

As 2011 begins to set in the Western skies I want to thank you, all my loyal readers.  Thank you for subscribing to my blog, or just stopping by occasionally to read a devotional or two.

I have been fortunate to count among my readers folks from as close as my own neighborhood and as far away as Columbia and Argentina as well as The Philippines and Azerbaijan. Your readership has been a blessing and all your comments have warmed my heart.  Writing devotionals has been a dream of mine since I began my writing career back in 1971.

I have made a boatload of friends, and I’ve read blogs from some of the best writers inside or outside the blogosphere. The bloggers with whom I’m associated have blessed me, made me laugh, made me think and made me cry.  Some have inspired me to keep writing and hone my skills.

God gave me my writing skills, and He wants me to use them for His glory.

That is the only goal I have. It’s my sole purpose for writing — to glorify Almighty God. He gets all the credit for the writing, because my gifts all come from Him.  And He gets all the glory.

Thanks again for all your support and readership in 2011.

I hope to see you all again in 2012. May God richly bless you all.

In Jesus precious name,
Steven Sawyer

What’s With “On Yesterday”?

What’s the deal with people saying, “on yesterday”? I hear it creeping into the language with increasing frequency as a phrase to show time.  Like “on Tuesday” or “on my birthday”.  As long as I’ve lived I have never associated the preposition “on” with “yesterday”. All I’ve ever said, or heard until recently is simply, “yesterday”.

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What’s your favorite word? Mine is “stuff”


Stuff is one of our language’s most adorable multipurpose words. It is short but packed with useful applications. It is balanced: two consonants—one vowel–two consonants, which appeals to all those symmetry buffs. It offers a mixture of sounds, beginning with the soft “s” sound and ending with the always gentle “double-f” sound, as in fluff and puff. It also uses the staccato, tough-sounding “t.” You would be hard pressed to find a much more useful word that is so much fun to say.

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