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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

Through the Eyes of Imagination

Look at this picture, what do you see?                   

The imagination is an amazing thing, it allows you to see the things dreams are made of, to journey to other worlds, or create your own.  When I was little, swings were unicorns and when I closed my eyes, swung really high then opened them again I would suddenly be in Fairy Land.  My sister and I had grand adventures in that land and when we were done we would mount our “unicorns” and fly back home for dinner. 

Part of me still rides unicorns and visits the mystic land of fantasy, and I hope I shall always be welcome there.  Some people believe it’s childish for an adult to dream and “visit” a made up world and it is if you mistreat it, but if you do not, it is beautiful.  Once, when I was sitting at a park picnic table I saw a pair of dragonflies chasing each other across the clover speckled park lawn.  As I watched them, in my mind’s eye they became fairs hurrying way, perhaps on an errand to collect clover nectar for their supper.  To the untrained eye they looked like ordinary dragonflies, but not to me, I could see them and I amused myself with the idea that the fairies themselves didn’t know I could see them.  I had to smile at myself for my silly daydreaming, but at the same time I was thankful for the imagination I had and the ability to turn my ordinary world into something extraordinary.

From shapes in the clouds, to reading a good book or creating a new world, we use our imaginations to seek out the wonder of the world around us and the hidden beauty we find there.  The amazing thing; it was put there for our enjoyment by Someone who loves us beyond what even our imaginations can conceive, and we can give it back in our own small way.  What new wonders have you discovered?

P.S. There’s a dragon in the picture. 🙂

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  1. Daniel

     /  March 10, 2010

    I’m not alone in my weirdness.. Who knew? ^.^
    Fluffy dragon!! wow.. I can see a lot of things in that picture…

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  2. Hello,I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

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  3. It is so true, God gave us imaginative minds for a reason. In Him,

    Eden

    Thorns and Myrtles
    http://www.edenellis.wordpress.com

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  4. We drove by a weeping willow a while ago and as I watched it fly by I envisioned fairies spinning around its thin, drooping branches. Then I remember this post and wanted to share that! =)
    Sometimes I wish I could borrow your “eyes” for a while, Laura – God has given you such a gift in your imagination! But He has given me my own set of “eyes” so I need to learn to use them for His glory. =)

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