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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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Friday’s Five: Out of the Blue

 1.  So, we got a family shock out of the blue this week.  My cousin was in a serious car accident.  She hit her head and for a while there was a lot of swelling and bleeding.  Also her vertebra was fractured in several places.  The past few days have been an anxious wait.  Waiting for news and updates on how she’s doing and all.  Good news is, she’s doing better, still in the ICU, but the swelling has gone down and the bleeding stopped. 
God was really looking out for her that day, there was a paramedic just two cars down when the accident happened and he saved her life. 
I want to say thank you to all who have been praying.  Thanks so much guys!  My whole family really appreciates it. 🙂       

2. Been outlining Tyra this week.  She’s most definitely an interesting character to get to know, but I love her anyway. 😀

3. The weather can’t decide what it wants to do here… rain, shine, clouds, sun, rain… on and on.

4. I’m super excited about the upcoming Four of July!  My family was a big bash with all our friends every year.  We all make homemade ice cream and have tractor rides around the neighborhood.  Only thing, this year the tractor’s broken. 😦  Oh well, we’ll think of something else.

5. I have a new favorite quote.  Don’t know who said it, but it’s a good one.
“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”  Yes.

Have a great weekend!

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26


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  1. Daniel

     /  July 3, 2010

    Praying for your cousin!

    Hope you have a great 4th!!


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