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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

Rediscover (days 2-4): Attitude

No time spent in quiet Bible devotion and prayer = a not so great attitude.

Ain’t that the truth.

I’ve been told by my family that when I’m not having my daily Bible study it shows.  Ouch.  Nothing like the hard truth from the people you love, but then, it takes that to wake me up.  Since I hadn’t had a proper Bible quiet time in around two months, my attitude was on the brink of a nuclear meltdown. 

Now, I have, (and am admitting to having), a bad temper, and when I don’t keep it in check, chaos is sure to follow.  It’s very hard to bite my tongue when I’ve been neglecting my relationship with Christ.  I can’t control my temper, but with His help, I can.

Since I started Rediscover, I’ve noticed, (and so has my mom,) the shift in my attitude.  The forecast was lighting and thunder, but now the skies are clearing and it looks like we’re in for some sunshine.  

Attitude is such a huge part of life.  It directs how we view things, the kind of work we do, the way we treat people.  When we let our relationship with Christ slip, what we don’t realize is that we are letting our attitude slip from sunny, to rainy.

Rediscovering a good and holy attitude.  

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Psalm 51: 10

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  1. I remember my youth pastor saying that he’d found the root of bad attitudes, phases of feeling bad in life, were pretty much always caused by a lack of time spend with God.
    I never regret a moment of quiet time I give to God… and it always makes me feel such better… so why is such a “duh” so hard to find? God wants us to seek Him… and that takes effort…

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