Sharing some Personal Spiritual Thoughts (and Prayers)


Sharing some Personal Spiritual Thoughts (and Prayers)
by craig

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Submitter’s Note

These are some of the notes (in point form) from thoughts and quotations that I’ve written down and collected over the years*, which may be of interest and get you “thinking” about these “airey-fairey matters”. Hope that these “rather personal” thoughts may be helpful, uplifting and perhaps even inspirational to you too.

Sharing a Few Personal Thoughts* That I’ve Jotted Down Over the Years in my ‘Little Books, my Prayer Diary (and Diaries)’

* some from authors unknown

20th Feb 2011

“Hope is the anchor of the soul”

Look upward and you go within

“I am an ordinary writer inspired by an extra-ordinarily great Spirit.”

–  Lindsay M (‘The Prophet’)

I don’t believe in setting goals, but in going after our dreams.

PEACE: Let me be a channel for your peace, empower as many people as possible, advance humanity, try to build global bridges (in some small way… one mind, one life, one heart, one small step at a time).

Don’t limit God. My Grace is sufficient for you. Increase my faith, extend my territory. SURRENDER (total)

“Lord, Let more people experience who You really are. Expand my spirit.”

The highest goal of my ‘little’ life is knowing You.

Be a light of hope to others.

“The full flower that is the hope of the world may be found in the figure and life of Jesus.”

“A life lived in the Spirit of Christ will never die.”

May you see God’s bright light on the road ahead.

Get close to God. SURRENDER to God’s will, but this is NOT passivity. One needs to take ACTION, stepping out in FAITH. TRUST (for greater and ultimate good) and OBEY!

“Let more people experience who You really are. Expand my spirit.”

“Lord, give me dreams to broaden my horizons and help me to reach out to all you have in store for me. Use my little life as a focus for Your endless possibilities.”

“Lord, increase my faith and broaden my horizons for all the rich promises you have in store for me. Reveal Your Honour and Glory”

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About the submitter:

In his various writings Craig strives in some small way to break down social, cultural, religious and economic barriers through “planting, then sowing ideas as ‘seeds of hope'”. He believes that whilst we should celebrate our differences, what we share is way more important than what divides us.

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: and

Craig is currently writing a new novel,  a rewarding tale of faith, hope and especially love

“Faction”, but perhaps even a true story!!!!

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
– Chinese proverb

“A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”

“A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx (I “tink”)

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at + so many others I can’t keep track (obsessive or WHAT!)

.“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore”

Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds, the hope for a better and brighter future

“Many small (yet significant) steps by many ‘ordinary, little’ people will eventually reach their destination.


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

Author: craig lock

About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for "many moons". However, through a rather strange (and unique) set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (now 300 + on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has run a run a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!) at the local Polytechnic. He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet. He has many varied interests and passions and is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from For Craig’s books see AMAZON at ... but rather GO to ?? When the writer is no more, the value of your purchase will soar." All proceeds go to the needy and underprivileged… and a charity (most worthy-Bill and I) “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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