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CRAIG’S BLOGS: A LIST OF MY WORDPRESS BLOGS

August 19, 2011

CRAIG’S BLOGS: A LIST OF MY WORDPRESS BLOGS

Tags (key words,/categories): Writing, writing articles, books, new books,
authors, Craig Lock, South Africa, Zimbabwe, spirit,  sport, peace, motor racing, Grand Prix
drivers, Christianity, faith, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Islam, Muhammad, love,  building bridges, publishing, e-books, head injury, brain injury, Ray Lock,  Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories, creative writing (enough there for now, craig)

Craig’s List of Writings (nzwriter.wordpress.com)

Craiglock’s Weblog (craiglock.wordpress.com)

Craig’s Books (writercraig.wordpress.com)

craig’s thoughts (writingcraig.wordpress.com)

craig’s thoughts (authorcraig.wordpress.com)

Craig’s Books (sawriter.wordpress.com)

My Spirit Book (thespiritwriter.wordpress.com)

My Thoughts (nzwriters.wordpress.com)

A New Dawn extract (newdawnwriter.wordpress.com)

My Blog (anewdawnbook.wordpress.com)

Sport for Peace (sportforpeace.wordpress.com)

Inside the Mind of a Grand
Prix champion
(grandprixchampion.wordpress.com)

Ahmed’s Gift of Life (ahmedsgiftoflife.wordpress.com)

Sharing Some Thoughts on Jesus
Christ
(jesusthoughts.wordpress.com)

Obituary to Rev Tim Vakoc (timvakoc.wordpress.com)

The Woman Who Took on Mugabe
(jennizimbabwe.wordpress.com)

One voice against silent killer
(marycrockett.wordpress.com)

One voice against silent
killer (Part One)
 (marycrockettaids.wordpress.com)

The Blood of Lambs (kamalsaleem.wordpress.com)

From Seeds of
Hate to Bonds of Love
(fromseedsofhatetobondsoflove.wordpress.com)

Is It Possible to Defeat
Terrorism?
(defeatterrorism.wordpress.com)

Once an Arafat Man (tasssaada.wordpress.com)

Tass Saada: Once Were an Arafat Man
(tassaada.wordpress.com)

Inside the Mind of a
Grand Prix champion
(grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com)

A NEW BOOK  (seedsofhatetobondsoflove.wordpress.com)

MY NEW BOOK (middleeastbook.wordpress.com)

Nelson Mandela and Heroes
(mandelamadiba.wordpress.com)

The Brave Russian
Journalist
(annapolitkovskaya.wordpress.com)

Work towards ‘The Unity
of Religion’
(buildridgesofunity.wordpress.com)

Work towards ‘The Unity
of Religion’
(buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com)

WHO IS THE “REAL, THE
TRUE” JESUS?
(sharefaith.wordpress.com)

Unsung Heroes (quietheroes.wordpress.com)

Brave Journalists and
Reporters
(bravejournalists.wordpress.com)

Working, Striving towards a
more Peaceful World
(peacepursuit.wordpress.com)

Working, Striving towards a
more Peaceful World
(middleastwriter.wordpress.com)

Working, Striving
towards a more Peaceful World

(middleeastpeacewriter.wordpress.com)

Mom’s Thoughts (momsgarden.wordpress.com)

Craig’s Books (craigsbooksold.wordpress.com)

Craig’s Writing Articles (craigslistofarticles.wordpress.com)

Craig’s Writing Articles
(craigswritingarticles.wordpress.com)

My “Torts” (martinlutherkng.wordpress.com)

A NEW BOOK (my journey) (longwalktopeace.wordpress.com)

THE AWAKENED SPIRIT (A NEW BOOK)
(awakenedspiritbook.wordpress.com)

Long Walk To Peace (longroadtopeace.wordpress.com)

From Seeds of Hope To Endless
Possibilities
(beliefhope.wordpress.com)

http://newbooksbycraiglock.wordpress.com
(storiesofforgiving.wordpress.com)

STORIES OF FORGIVENESS (weforgive.wordpress.com)

TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW: A
New Work by Craig Loc

(totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com)

Beyond the Rainbow (a future
“work” by craig loc
k

beyondtharainbow.wordpress.com

A South African Economist and
Business Leader

economistandbusiness.wordpress.com

“I Want to Write a
Book!”

wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com

It’s not the mountain
we conquer, but

itsnotthemountainbutourselves.wordpress.com

It’s not the
mountain we conquer, but

itsnotthemountainweconquerbutourselves.wordpress

The Future of Electronic Publishing

ebooksdigibooks.wordpress.com

JESUS MEETS MUHAMMAD

jesusmeetsmuhammad.wordpress.com

Sharing some Thoughts on Head and
Brain Injury

headbraininjury.wordpress.com

My Story (I’ll Do it My Way)

livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com

Stirling – A New Book

stirlinganewbook.wordpress.com

 

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

craigsbooks.wordpress.com

THE BOOK ‘Bismarck,
Dorsetshire and Memories’

bismarckdorsetshireandmemories.wordpress.com

Early Motor Racing In
South Africa

earlymotorracinginsouthafrica.wordpress.com

BASIC CHRISTIANITY
(even for “Dummies”)

basicchristianityfordummies.wordpress.com

Working Towards a More
Peaceful Middle East

middleeastpeaceworker.wordpress.com

The Prize (A New Book)

thegrandprize.wordpress.com

The GRAND PRIZE (GRANDPRIX)

grandprizegrandprix.wordpress.com

A new Book: Writing into the
Light

writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

Writing Into The Light (A
New Book)

 

Enough for the time being!

Just click on the links to view.
I hope they may be of interest to you. Enjoy…

Craig

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About the Author

I’ve been writing about my passions since
1993.

Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty
years in South Africa, Australia (briefly) and New Zealand. However, through a
strange 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. Five published
books later (well they turned out to be a vanity publisher and he and his
family lost everything, their life savings, including the kitchen sink* – that
episode is a book in itself!). Now many years later, “recovering“, having
written another twenty manuscripts (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 taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful
creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). Together with his “technowhizz” friend,
Bill Rosoman, he was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative
writing course on the internet and this has developed to new writing and
publishing courses we have introduced on our new Creative Kiwis.com website
(www.creative kiwis.com)

* that’s a metaphor, btw (“by the way”)

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Craig has many varied interests and passions. He 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!

The “writer” 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 lifes 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!

So here goes…

# HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller 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’, stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby
players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is ‘trying
to throw a double six’ to get off and go out into the real world – but he
doesn’t know where!

In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his
hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through ‘Grate’ Britain
and the Continent.

‘’Dropped out in Godzone‘’: Craig Lock’s humorous travel book about his
adventures in provincial New Zealand…

One man and his family – and their experiences “Down Under”.

The author and his wife contrast life in colourful, vibrant South Africa with
calm and kindly New Zealand – and with large dashes of humour offer much
understanding of, and sympathy with the social attitudes of the two worlds.

A new immigrant’s impressions of life in provincial New Zealand (after coming
from a large city in South Africa) … and there were one or two rather funny
adventures, nay escapades in “Sleepy Hollow” from time to time!

REVIEW:

“DROPPED OUT IN GODZONE is an original and agreeable piece of work. The
picture it gives of New Zealand- to one who has never been there- has a ring of
complete authenticity. The feeling of the country is relaxed, and perhaps
rather un-stimulating, but we get an overall impression from the writer that he
views his time there with some affection, and above all with tolerance.”

This book breathes a natural humour and kindliness, which is what gives it the
individual character that is so appealing.

Autobiography has a particular value as a literary form. It is a shared kind of
writing and I’ll continue to bang the drum. It is unusual to encounter two such
different manuscripts from the same author. Both (THE END OF THE LINE is the
other book) have quality and share an easy and assured writing style that is a
pleasure to read.

Both of these short books are of first rate quality.”

Craig is presently working on his latest novel ‘The Awakened Spirit’, based on
some true and inspiring stories of the indomitable human spirit, that lies
within each one of us. Stories of endless possibilities.

He firmly believes in the motto: “Find what you love doing, then you will
never have to do a days work in your life.” Craig is certain he has found
his niche in life… anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?

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PPS: Well there WAS a big earthquake here in “Sleepy Hollow” some
years back with buildings damaged. It made international news (so sad about the
Christchurch disaster)!

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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. http://www.creativekiwis.com
and http://www.lulu.com/craiglock Craig’s mission is to encourage people to believe in
themselves and try to help inspire people around the world to achieve their
goals and dreams in life, whatever they may be. Craig is presently working on
his latest novel ‘The Awakened Spirit’,
based on some true and inspiring stories of the indomitable human spirit, that
lies within each one of us. Stories of endless possibilities.

He firmly believes in the motto: “Find what you love doing, then you will
never have to do a days work in your life.” Craig is certain he has found
his niche in life… anyway, what other job would be suitable for him?

The various books that Craig “felt inspired
to write” are available at : http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books/74-craigs-books https://www.xinxii.com/adocs.php?aid=16831 http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock + www.lulu.com/craiglock

Craig’s blog (with extracts from his various
writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at  wordpress.com

“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore”

* Hard-copies and e-books, fiction and nonfiction:
self help, novels, travel, humour, writing, inspiration and money management

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged
children –

MINE!

(enough of that negativity, cut it out right NOW
and start really believing, now “chappie”!)

“Yessir!”

 

So

“I’ll write till I drop!”

THE END …for now (at last)…

But the writing journey is a
never-ending story

 

 

 

Jesus Meets Muhammad (Appendix II)

June 19, 2011

APPENDIX II
“MY CONVERSATIONS WITH JESUS”
SOME PERSONAL QUESTIONS FROM “THE WRITER” TO JESUS CHRIST

Jesus, Jesus Christ, “My Conversations with God”, questions
Today 25th December in the year 2010
Gisborne , New Zealand
The first city in the world to see the sun

JESUS MEETS MUHAMMAD (APPENDIX TWO)
“Äsk and it shall be given.
Seek and ye shall find.”
“Whatever ye ask in my name….”

Who was your favourite disciple:
I didn’t have favourites as you call it. They were all very special people in their own ways with their unique qualities. And they really took a giant leap of faith in giving yup their everyday lives to follow me.

Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute?
No, though that what is what some church leaders implied and that hurts me. But we must forgive slights, both real and imagined. I learnt much from Mary, a very very special and wonderful lady, who
had her faults, weaknesses, but most of all strengths, just like all of us?

Did you go to India to learn about Buddhism, because many of your teachings were similar to those of the Buddha?

Of course I didn’t go to India and Kashmir, as some people speculate. I never travelled far in my life, unlike you living in these easier times. Then I did meet some Buddhist traders in my travels around Palestine, but I got those teachings directly from the Father. Many of these teachings are similar to those from other ancient teachings, like those of the Buddha. Ones like charity, equality of all, human rights for all, pursuit of peace, forgiving, the healing power of forgiveness, loving one’s enemies, the great power of love, and so on.

What did you do in the “lost years” between ages 12 or 13 to 30?

I was doing my usual carpentry/stone making work with my father, Joseph? Also studying the Torah, meditating and praying, but also living a normal life as a young man. Even if YOU tried to write about your own life, you couldn’t write everything down. So much happens in a single day, you even soon forget “run-of-the mill things” quickly. As John said at the end of his Gospel: There are many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one. I suppose
that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.”
(John 21:25)

So you did many more miracles?

Of course, but only as a channel through God, the Father. I couldn’’t do them alone!

What about the Gnostic Gospels?

You mean the books by Phillip, Thomas, James, Judas, Andres and so on?
Yes, its unfortunate that they have been omitted from the New Testament as they add another perspective to me and my teachings. I don’t think that they would erode people’s faith in me, but add to it. Especially, “non-religious” people in these day would understand my teachings far easier than a lot of the “heavy stuff” written in the Bible. A lot of the writings in those Gospels is in line with modern psychological principles.

You mean studies of the human mind.

Yes. As Thomas, you know the doubting one, who wanted to first see my wounds, wrote down my words: “What you have within you will save you”…but I’ll add this “and it all comes through belief and God’s Infinite Spirit working in and through us.”

You sure are the greatest psychiatrist, who ever lived, Jesus
Did you marry as some religious scholars claim?

Of course not! Some are just trying to gather attention, publicity for their wild claims, but most are simply sincere, yet misguided.

So you never married Mary Magdalene?

That’s crazy, Ha ha. Yet she was a very special young lady and I was extremely fond of her… as a disciple…as a person.

Ask me anything and I’ll answer you

Thank you for this very special time together, Jesus. It’s been really enlightening and you have clarified
my questions so beautifully.

Well, it is all so really simple, the mystery of the Kingdom of God. Yet we are NOT meant to try to understand this world of Spirit. Till next time. I look forward to it too

I love you. And Happy birthday today.

About the submitter:
In his various writings, little by little, one mind, one heart, one soul at a time, Craig strives to break down and economic, social, cultural and religious barriers. Craig believes that whilst we should celebrate our differences, what we share in the form of our common humanity is way more important than what divides us.
He is currently “writing” ‘Jesus Meets Muhammad’. http://jesusmeetsmuhammad.wordpress.com/ and http://www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com
The submitter’s blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at http://www.wordpress.com
Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s plant the seeds, the hope of a better and brighter future.
These writings may be freely published
PPS
From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

“Lord
Give us forgiveness for the past, strength for today and hope for the future.”

A BOOK EXTRACT: THE REAL, THE TRUE JESUS (Part Three)

August 14, 2009

1the-light-of-the-universe (from vineandbranchworldministries.com)

A BOOK EXTRACT: THE REAL, THE TRUE JESUS (Part Three)

The following are some notes, personal thoughts and short extracts from a manuscript (“spiritual”) c is currently writing, as he learns more about and studies the life of Jesus. As he take notes, contemplates and shares these thoughts (“rather deep”), he learns more about his own “spiritual journey” (“We are all human beings on a spiritual journey”). c is “working”on putting the pieces together; so is sharing these short extracts from different chapters . (“I’ll put some pieces online, as I write the manuscript and sort out the sequence (not easy for me!). Enjoy, these writings “out there in cyberspace” . . . and if you want to use or republish, that’s “perfectly OK” with me”).

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THE REAL, THE TRUE JESUS: THE WORD

Conclusion:

“Nobody has a monopoly on enlightenment and each of us can be enriched by being open to others and by being committed to working with them, if for no other reason, they are human like us.” – inspiring words from Patrick J.Lynch, CEO of New Zealand Catholic Education Officer

PEACE A NEW GOD FOR A NEW WORLD A STORY OF RENEWAL and TRANSFORMATION – A NEW HEART

“The Prince of Peace”

CHOOSE to make God as BIG, as Infinite as you can possibly conceive. YOU choose.

“The difference between the vengeful God of the Old Testament and the loving God of the New Testament is that human consciousness was ready for a shift in perception.

– Dr Deepak Chopra writing in his book ‘The Third Jesus

I think he means from a God of vengeance to a God of love??

“Without the Father I can do nothing.”

The principles we live BY create the world we live in.

Plant seeds of hope. From seeds of hope to endless possibilities. Plant, then sow seeds, one mind, one soul at a time. Know where you WANT to be and become.

Every problem has a spiritual solution (just writing and sharing this, I believe is the answer to my myriad of huge problems!) .

I have a passion for mutual tolerance and moderation, trying little by little, to break down barriers between people.

CHOOSE to do the highest good for the greatest number of people.

God loves new beginnings. There are endless possibilities in little beginnings.

Tackle new possibilities…TODAY!

Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted, the broken in spirit (like you and I inevitably at some times in our lives). As with the prodigal son, he came to give hope, the greatest hope: that of new life, hope for a new beginning – one not divided by the past… but with hope for the future.

Gently breaking over the pitch black horizon, in grandiose splendour, the golden early morning sun announced the coming of a beautiful new day…one filled with great insight and brilliant light in a new glorious dawn. “And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making all things new!’ And then he said to me, ‘Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true. And he also said, ‘It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega – the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty, I will give the springs of the water of life without charge.”

– Revelation 21:5

Written by the Holy Spirit…

“And you shall know the truth… and the truth shall make you free.”

“It is finished. Father, unto thy hands I commit my spirit.”

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APPENDIX PRAYER

Lord, Fill me with a huge helping of Your Infinite Spirit . . . daily. Use me to share your simple message of justice, hope, peace and especially love with the world…TODAY. Use my “little life” as a focus for your endless possibilities. Let your Infinite Spirit shine through these words.

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Lord, Use me as a channel for your peace, a window for your light to shine through to everyone I meet. Let me embrace the light of justice, truth, hope and especially love. A glorious vision, one resplendant in the bright glory of God, a bright morning star to guide me and my life.. forever.