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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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Back from Vacation

Hello!  I am back!  Now, I bet you are wondering how my vacation went… well, allow me to enlighten you.

#1.  The weather report told us it was going to be sunny for the whole week we’d be there.  (We were at Lake Chelan Washington for those of you who are wondering.)  Well, the first three days we were there, a little bit of sun and high temperatures but… there were thunderstorms.  Loud thunderstorms.  Around the times we were trying to get some shut eye lighting would flash across the sky followed by a boom of rolling thunder.  Yeah.  But it was defiantly fun to watch. 🙂 

#2.  A flat tire.  Never had experienced a flat tire before, now I can say I have.  Thankfully it didn’t jerk us off the road and we were on the edge of the town we were going to when we pulled over.  So while dad and my younger brother were changing the tire, we girls got to walk into town and window shop while we waited.  So it turned out alright. 

#3.  Went out on our boat a lot.  I love boating; we have a 1972 ski boat.  It’s an oldie, but a goodie. 😉  We went to a picnic area a few miles up the lake for lunch one day and on the way back the lake got so rough we had waves crashing over the side!  It really gives you a new understanding about the Sea of Galilee in the Bible.  Storms really do come up that fast on large bodies of water.

Also go to knee board!  The first time it was way too rough to kneel on the board and I ended up getting my elbow cut up a bit, but then we got up early enough to beat the wind.  I really enjoy knee boarding.  It had been a while since I had knee boarded in a LONG time, let’s just say I had trouble moving the next day.

#4.  I broke my sunglasses. 😦  My favorite pair of sunglasses I bought with a gift card from my graduation.  It was really sad.  But thankful I found another pair that I liked so I didn’t have to worry about getting a head ach from sun glare.  (I have really sensitive blue eyes.)

#5.  My little sister is now sixteen!  AAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wow.  That’s just weird.

#6. I got tan!  I know, it sounds really lame, but, for a very pale blond like me, who for years only “pinked”, I’m finally a real tan.  Yes I know, dumb thing to get excited about. 😛

#7.  I found a cool toe ring on the beach.  I kept it and wear it as a pinky ring.

#8.  I bought a really cool three headed dragon hatching from its egg figure. (That was a long title.)  The dragons green and I think looks really cute. 🙂

Well, guess that about all the really interesting stuff.  Oh!  I finally chased Stephen down and drug him back to Sherwood!  I think there just might be a SoS post this Wednesday! 🙂 

Thanks for reading.

God bless,


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