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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

9/11 Tribute

9_11_Cross_copyIn honor of those who died on the morning of September 11, 2001.  The day America shall never forget.  FLY THE FLAG TODAY!

 

The Crosses Beam

On one September morning not so long ago,
In the light of early dawn,
An evil striking from the East,
Let lose hatreds spawn.

Cries went out as loved ones perished,
Shock and pain were at their height,
As fire toppled metal beams,
And terror conquered might.

But America did not die that day,
For our freedom has stayed strong through the years,
The courage of those who fought the rubble,
Brought hope to those in tears.

Then out of the ashes a sign was found,
A symbol of our trust,
A cross of twisted metal stood,
A mists the blood and dust.

God did not forsake that day,
His hand was there unseen,
His grace was given out to all,
His love shown through the crosses beam.

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  1. Daniel

     /  September 11, 2009

    Hmm… very good!
    Wow… I remember that morning… I couldn’t believe it was happening…

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  2. I remember that. At first I thought it was primarily an economic crisis (World Trade Center), but then it gradually dawned on me how many people died. It is important that we do not forget not only the tragedy that happened, but also what we need to do still about it.

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  3. You r so talented

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