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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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Looking Towards the Future

Draft II of Heart of Hope is done, Kansas is over, and summer is just beginning.  What’s the plan now?  Continue blogging for one, and regularly with new interesting blog post (hopefully) every week.    I’m planning to keep up with Wednesday Stephen of Scarborough posts and different scheduled posts throughout the week.  I’d also like to do what I’m going to call a Monthly Novel Showcase where I’ll review a novel a month.  Either one I just read or a favorite.  (If you would like me to review a curtain book comment and let me know.)

Also, I’m planning on beginning the first of three series I hope to get through this summer.  We’ll see how that goes.

Writing wise… I’m working on two novels.  Well, really four because one story will be a trilogy.  One is about Agape Love, and the other is about trust.  One is in third person, the other in first.  Both are set in different fantasy worlds of my own creation and have a love story at its center. 

It’s so good to be outlining again.  I love both sets of characters and can’t wait to really begin working with them. 

Even though I have two stories I’ll be working on and Heart of Hope to pick up again for a draft III in the next few months, writing is going to be set on my back burner for a while.  It’s time to really begin seeking God’s direction for my adult life, (should have been doing that before….) A job and collage are just two of the big steps I’ll be taking in my near future and they demand my immediate attention.  I look forward to the day when writing is my job and schooling is all in the past. 🙂               

As for life, I seem to be at another crossroads.  One (huge) part of my life is ending and another is beginning, I just wish I knew what it was.  So many new choices are before me, I feel so overwhelmed.  I knew God will continue to provide for me and lead me in making right decisions, but the uncertainty still looms over me like a great cloud just waiting to rain down on all my hopes and dreams.  I have a feeling God has some new journey for me and that excites me.  In the words of an old quote, the winds of change are in the air, where they’ll blow me, God only knows.  

For we are saved by hope: but hope seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  But if we hope for what we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.  Romans 8:24-25 

God bless,

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  1. I’m in the same circumstances, Laura. I know how it feels. 🙂 I’m praying for you.

  2. I know going to college isn’t a huge desire of yours… but I pray that God will use it as an armory, full of weapons, and that He will equip you for the work He has called and will call you to! 🙂 May He guide your steps and give you faith when the journey is unclear.

  3. Garret Maytum

     /  June 22, 2010

    Sound a lot like what going am through. the big question is were do you start? It is really hard for me to stick all my trust in God for my life’s plans but it is so comforting when I do. stand strong in Christ and may He lead you to become a warrior of for the Kingdom.

    A warrior of the Living God


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