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Hit the Ground Running

Hit the Ground Running

“Muses, reflections, poems, prayers and rants on life’s crazy journey.” – Hilary Jane Hughes

Hilary’s poems describe life in its fullness – its beauty, its pain, its purpose. Through the highs and lows of life’s journey the author openly expresses the deep emotions and questions faced by her, but also an eternal hope that keeps her moving forwards.

Here are fifty-five pieces, varied in length and focus. Some are raw and restless, others sentimental, whimsical or quirky and yet others a pouring out of love from the heart and from God. The author’s hope is they will inspire readers to be real about themselves, to press on in their faith, to own their gifts and use them for others and for the Lord.

“Christian faith does not negate or eradicate problems but gives a clear dimension beyond these things; the love that Jesus has for each person must be grasped and understood.”

– author

ISBN: 9781907509890 (PB)

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Hilary Hughes

Hilary Hughes


Hilary is a teacher and writer with a grown up family. She writes from experience (good and bad) and from observation, objectively and subjectively. Poor self-worth, identity, being manipulated, panic attacks, childlessness, chronic anxiety and sleeplessness are some of these. The opportunity to believe and belong to a Christian community and the support, love and care they have shown has become a root for Hilaryís work.

Faith does not negate or eradicate problems but gives a clear dimension beyond these things; the love that Jesus has for each person must be grasped and understood. So, poetry and creative writing have increasingly been a valve for formerly unexpressed thoughts and emotions, sometimes directly ëinvolving Godí and at other times, indirectly, as in writing about places, especially Thailand, but also closer to home – the Yorkshire Dales, Norfolk and Wales.

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