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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

What’s Up

Here we are, the last Wednesday of February!  Yikes. 

Not much has happened this mouth, which I guess I could say is a good thing.  The sun has shown its face quite a lot in the past weeks and I have to say, it’s been very nice.  I’m still working on that dreaded chapter eight, but the good news is I finally have the big scene in it worked out thanks to Daniel!  Thank you Daniel! 😀      If I can get it typed up along with the rest of the small in between scenes by Friday chapter eight will be done! 

As for other news, I’m fighting a cold. 😦  It started out as a swollen throat and queasy stomach and has now turned into a very irritated throat, still uneasy stomach and a bad head ach.  Bleck!  (And I thought the bug that’s been going around would forget about me, apparently not.) 

I also have some fun news.  In my Sunday School class we did a study on Stephen (the first Christian martyr).  At the end of the study we each wrote our own application on what we learned about Stephen.  Well, as my teacher was talking I had an idea for mine.  It was suppose to be written in a personal way, and the only way I could come up with was through a story.  So I took another man that was chosen along with Stephen and five other men to be a church elder and wrote a short story about Stephen from his point of view.  I enjoyed writing it and was able to get my vision of who I thought Stephen was accurately onto paper.  I read it in class last Sunday and the response I got was above and beyond what I had hoped for!  It went splendidly!  I was told that it really showed them Stephen in a personal way.  I couldn’t have been more pleased. 

Well, I hope you all have had a wonderful month! 

God bless!
~Laura

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3 Comments

  1. Daniel

     /  February 24, 2010

    Glad to have been of help! You finish whole novel quick, now, yes? 😛

    I’m sorry about the cold. I hope you get over it soon.

    Sounds like an awesome short story. 🙂

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