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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

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Prison Walls

 This is a poem I wrote back in ’08 about our mind set, (it’s rather rough, but the message is clear). It speaks about the spiritual prisons that we create for ourselves.  These prisons could be fear, doubt, bitterness, hate, guilt, pride, lies and many others.  We build these high walls around ourselves, becoming trapped in a cell of our own making.  The only one who can free us is Christ, yet it takes us forever to finally call out to Him for help.


Held captive by a state of mind,

Is a prison of a different kind. 

One we build ourselves into,

Those who escape the cells are few.


The prison walls are high and stout,

Built over time with fear and doubt.

We cry out from our self built cell,

Not knowing it is we who have made the spells.


The only way you may be saved,

Is to cling to the truth which Christ gave.

For it will break down the walls of any prison,

This truth that Christ died and has risen.

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  1. u r so very funny!
    great poem!

    • storygirl308

       /  March 5, 2010

      Hello Jingle, and thank you for stopping by my blog.

      What did you think was funny?

  2. Nicely said! 🙂

  3. Daniel

     /  March 5, 2010

    Great poem, Laura!

  4. Garret Maytum

     /  March 5, 2010

    So true!!! the poem kind of goes along with picture I did called “The Prison of Self Making”, in the picture Christ is symbolized as a Bible.

  5. Nairam

     /  March 5, 2010

    That’s good! Reminds me a lot of Robin…


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