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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

NaNo Week One Update

NaNoWriMo week one is now over, and I’m sure you guys want an update… well, here you go!

I have over 10,000 words!  But then… I did get a bit behind this weekend.  Worked allot, (which is a very good thing,) so I didn’t have as much time to write as I would have liked.  But no biggy, two good days will see me back where I need to be. 🙂

So far I’m in chapter four.  Already I’ve gone a little different direction then what was written on my outline and that’s just fine, the story is going where it needs to go and the outline was really just some guidelines to keep me going.

My Hero (Kate) has been through a lot in the past 20-something pages.  First, she wakes up in a strange forest with no idea where she is.  Gets chased by a panther.  Rescued by a (*cough* handsome *cough*) stranger, and now is faced with being in a war.  Everything she believes in, her faith, and what she knows to be real has been challenged.  She’s questioned God, herself, and pretty much everything and anything she can think of.  Think about it, what would you do if you suddenly found yourself in a world that defies reality and what you believe about it?

This week the plan is to relax, get caught up, and continue to just have fun. One thing I’ve found is rewarding yourself after every so many words really does help.  Plus chocolate and Doctor Who are, in my own opinion, the best motivators out there. 😉  If you don’t have a good motivationg reward, find one!

Hope all you other WriMos are doing great!  Good luck with week two everyone!

 On another note, (this is something I just have to share).  

 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
       Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
             Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
                      Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
                             Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and his judgments are in all the earth.
                                        ~Psalm 105:1-5

God is so amazing!  The way He works in His timing is just awesome!  Part of the theme for CHOICES is waiting on God’s timing and trusting Him completely.  This past week I have seen God work in a seemingly ordinary way where His timing was perfect. 

This coming  winter (in this area) is looking to be a bad one.  Lots of ice and snow.  The car I drive is a Lincoln Town Car, no four-wheel or front wheel drive.  My dad wanted me to have a safe car for this winter, so he started looking one online and he found one!  A 1998 Ford Explorer for 2600.  It had a lot of miles on it, but it was in good shape and had all the safety features my dad wanted.  Plus, it was my color!  (Light green.)    Well, we bought it for 2400 and it wasn’t a week later that we sold my other car for 1500!  Enough money to pay my parents back for the money they put into it, buy new tires, licence it, and the other few costs that have come up.  Looking back I can see God working.  I need a safe car, He provided one.  We needed to sell my other car, He provided a buyer. 

God is so good!  Why do I worry?  

Thank you Father, I will glory in the name of the LORD.

God bless,

~Laura       

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