Matilda by Roald DahlMatilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half shes knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though shes a super-nerd and the teachers pet. But everything is not perfect in Matildas world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then theres the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Miss (The) Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.
She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable. Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth. The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings.
CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann
God speaks to us, if we listen. Do we wait for His still small voice? Are we careful to open our hearts and ears— A simple but definite choice? Do we spend time each day in His presence Sharing our hopes and our dreams; Or call on Him just in an hour of need As a final resort, so it seems? What act would it take in our busy lives To listen and heed His word-- To end chaos as it surrounds us-- To be healed — pure and free as a bird? He tells us to give Him our burdens To place on Him all of our cares He promises to always be with us And He listens to each small despair. Is our prayer life considerably lacking?
May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. The age in which young Samuel lived is similar to my own in at least this one respect. I cannot say that I have ever had anything like a vision. I proclaim only what has been handed down by the church for the last two millennia and has been entrusted to me for proclamation. Yes, I do my best to interpret the texts I have received faithfully to illuminate the good news about Jesus and his implications for the church and for the world.
How can I receive spiritual guidance and get better at hearing Gods voice and thinking spiritual thoughts? Is God communicating with me? Listening to God.
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Next Poem. We shouldn't be ashamed or afraid to voice our doubts. I can relate to this poem as I have done so many times in my life: be close and far from God yet still believe in Him. Does God listen when we pray? Or when we speak does He turn away? When life is tough, is it His doing?