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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: Crazy Life

I know I haven’t made a post in a while… life has been packed, and here’s why. 

 1.  Birthdays!  My dad’s, sister’s, and oldest brother’s birthdays are ALL in August, not to mention numerous friends.  It makes August a busy birthday month, but it also means lots of parties and cake. 😉

 2.  Fair!  Yesterday was the first day of our fair, (The Evergreen State Fair).  I had the opportunity to work, before the fair, in the arts and crafts building setting up.  I earned a ticket an hour, and now, my family doesn’t have to pay admissions at all! 😀  Also, a really good friend and I are going to demonstrate two different days.  What are we demonstrating?  Jewelry design and making! 

 3.  Teaching prep.  The first week of school is creeping up, along with my first day of teaching American Sign Language for this school year.  I’m also teaching World History to my younger brother, and I’m really excited about that, because I LOVE history. 🙂

 4.  Outlining!  Outlining for TYRA’S STONE is moving along nicely.  I am now outlining scenes and chapters, then… I get to start writing!

 5.  Lessons. God has been teaching and revealing things within my heart that were hidden to me until I finally opened myself completely to Him.  In a way they’ve been hard things to swallow, but then, it’s been refreshing, knowing and handing it over.  God is so good, His ways, and His timing is perfect.

 As you can see, August is a pretty insane month for me and my family.  But, things will soon be moving into a more organized schedule.  So not to worry, SoS will be regular again. 😉 

 God bless,


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