Author Archives: April Dray

About April Dray

Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.

Workmanship of the Potter’s Hands and Beauty from Brokenness

  Last month, I was captivated by a sermon that my pastor gave titled “What Book Are You Writing?” There are many things I hope I am writing with my life, but if there’s one message I want my life … Continue reading

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Let Your Heart Be Light

It’s after we’ve rang in the New Year and put away all the decorations, treats and gifts when we start to pull back. We’re pulled back into the grind of life, and with it so are our hearts. Continue reading

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In Defense of the Disney Princess

  “I am a Princess…   I try to be kind. I try to be generous. I am kind even when others are not so generous.   I believe compassion makes me strong. Kindness is power. And friendship is the … Continue reading

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Emotional purity and guarding the heart with vigilance

Sometimes, our hearts feed off of the voices that speak lies to us. Sometimes, our hearts are too blinded by hurt to see the truth of the matter. Sometimes, our hearts lead us astray—far, far away from even a glimpse of the actual truth. Continue reading

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Tending the gardens of gratitude

And that’s precisely where I think my life is currently poised: Between the undeserved flowers and the responsibility to care for the undeserved flowers. Continue reading

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The Weight of Listening

I’ve been at the beach for a total of five days, and I’ve only just now intentionally listened to the sound of the ocean waves crashing ashore. I’d like to think of myself as a here-and-now, observant kind of person … Continue reading

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Absolutes in the Grayest of Worlds

This is the time of year when I often take stock of my heart and find myself thinking sincerely about what I believe in the deepest parts of me. It’s simpler that it sounds, but it usually hurts at least … Continue reading

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