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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

Truth is My Sword

Yesterday was crazy and I was gone nearly all day.  So I didn’t have time to make Friday’s posts, but instead of just not posting I am giving you Friday’s post today.  Enjoy and sorry it’s late.  _______________________________________________________________________________

We are soldiers.  We have armor.  We have a weapon.  We need to be fighting.

The thought occurred to me a few days ago, something about the Spiritual Armor, or mostly, our Spiritual sword.  We have a sword; Truth is its name, but do we know how to use it?  To become an expert swordsman practice and training (hard training) is involved. 

Now, I love swords.  If I had the money, my wall would be filled with beautiful mounted steal blades.  I also have spared with wooden practice swords and have plans to begin training in the use of the long sword.  Let me tell you, it’s hard.  Even with wood.  Your arms begin to ache, your knuckles turn purple form being wacked one too many times, your heart rate is up and you sweat.  If the physical training is tough, I wonder what the spiritual training is like, but we can’t let that stop us. 

How many of us are training to use our God given weapon; truth.  How many of us can even hold the heavy blade up and swing it?

God gave us this weapon for a reason.  The bible says, “Know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  People, Christians, it’s time to head for boot camp.  It’s time to train; it’s time to take up your sword.

This is what I endeavor to do and you can to.  God gave us the gift of writing.  Ever heard the well know quote “The pen is mightier than the sword”?  In many ways that is true, but we don’t just have a pen to fight with, we have a weapon, THE weapon.  Truth.  Rise up and wield it.

Truth is my Sword,

The Spirit my Fire,

Christ my Passion.

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  1. Nairam

     /  February 6, 2010

    Amen!

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  2. Daniel

     /  February 6, 2010

    Amen indeed!
    This post reminded me of three of my most favorite passages in the New Testament.. 🙂

    Reply

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