Craig’s Articles (many subjects)

Have no idea why this article comes up first on this blog, seeing it’s meant to be about Jesus (and not my articles)!

Sorry, no idea how this happened, as that was done and posted many years ago with WordPress on one of my hundreds of other blogs

(see https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/).

Anyway, enjoy the rest of the articles on Jesus






“Jesus makes God real to me.”

“For me, Jesus is the human face of God.”

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

Craig’s other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/1247601

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, sport, motor racing, Formula 1, mind, mindpower, South Africa, peace, pursuit of peace, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig

Obsessive… or WHAT!!!

“I make art through writing…and words are my tools.”

– me

“My palette is the canvas of life”

– craig

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


“It took me 15 years to find out that I had no talent for writing, but by then I couldn’t give it up, because by then I was too famous to give up.”
– Robert Benchley

What’s the definition of an aspiring writer?
A waiter!

What’s the difference between a writer…

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Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)

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Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s)



I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (“zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs including this ONE) went “balistically viral” a few years back.

Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me.

Sorry and hope you can understand.

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

~ Franz Kafka

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4






and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”

– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)


“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.”


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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

– Isaiah 40:31 ing James Version (KJV)

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“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.”

Who is Jesus (from Alpha Course)?

Thoughts of CS Lewis: A Journey of Faith

The New Testament stands absolutely and unapproachably alone amongst ancient prose writings ……..and no secular historian would disagree with that conclusion. So there’s all kinds of evidence that Jesus existed.
But who was he? Teacher?…Prophet?…what do we know? Firstly we know that Jesus was fully human.

The Hollywood movie director Martin Scorsese made the film THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST out of a desire to show that Jesus was just that: a real human being. But for most people today that’s not the real issue. We may accept that Jesus was fully human. He had a human body: he could be tired, hungry, he could suffer pain. He had human emotions: love, joy, sadness. He had human experiences: birth, growing up, education, temptation, work, bereavement, suffering, rejection, death. But many would say : “Yes Jesus was a human being….but he was only a human being…..a great religious teacher, perhaps, but…

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“A man who was merely a man, and said the sort of things Jesus said, wouldn’t be a great moral teacher. He’d either be insane; or else he’d be the devil of hell…”

Thoughts of CS Lewis: A Journey of Faith

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C.S. Lewis put it like this: “A man who was merely a man, and said the sort of things Jesus said, wouldn’t be a great moral teacher. He’d either be insane; or else he’d be the devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was and is the Son of God, or else insane or something worse. But don’t let’s come up with any patronising nonsense about his being `a great human teacher’. He hasn’t left that open to us. He didn’t intend to.”

Also see


For me, Jesus is ‘the human face of God’.

from http://www.sharefaith.wordpress.com

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From my own experience I have experienced the love of Jesus

The Living Jesus

From my own experience over the last 22 years, just like the two thousand million Christians around the world, I have experienced the love of Jesus… his power, his kindness, his mercy, his grace, in my own life. I know what it is to have that hunger satisfied….the hunger for love, the hunger for peace, the hunger for meaning and purpose in life. And that is what convinces me….daily…. that He’s alive.

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Pictures from https://amyjourneyoffaith.wordpress.com/






Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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