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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 (day 5): All of Me

The last two days have been a rollercoaster ride of emotions.  My stress level shot to an all time high the other night.   When I get stress, I fall apart.  My stress pulls the trigger on my worry gun, shooting me right in the self-conscious that bleeds dread, causing a puddle of self loathing to grow and spread under my peace of mind, choking the life out of it.  (See if you can make sense of that.)  The result of all this is a frazzled, blond, blue eyed pathetic mess.

In the mist of this I was silently complaining to God.  In my heart I told Him, “What’s up?  I’m doing this Rediscover thing.  It was going so well, what happened to bring me this low?”  Just like so many times before, when I woke up from my little pity party, the answer was all but written on a neon sign and hanging over my door. 

I hadn’t yet given my whole heart to Rediscover.  Sure, I’ve been reading my Bible and praying more then I have in recent months, but my heart was not in it.  I can pick out several times a day where I should have sat down, opened my Bible and spent some extra time with God, but I didn’t.  I roamed around the house absent mindedly ticking off the minutes on my fingers, waiting for the day to end.

Praise God that He is so full of grace!  If He wasn’t, I would have been a smoldering ball of ashes long before now.

It’s time to start putting my heart into it, for real.  Father, take my heart, change it.

Rediscovering where my heart needs to be. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. ~Psalm 51:17

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6 Comments

  1. I can empathize. What I really need to break is the habit of leaving my Bible reading/time with God until nighttime, as by then I’ll start reading… and then get tired… thus cutting my God time short.
    😛 Yes, that’s a habit I really need to break. The orchestra tunes their instruments before the concert, not after, is a quote I’ve always heard.

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    • storygirl308

       /  March 16, 2011

      That’s a really good quote that makes a really good point. I’m going to have to remember that one. Thanks Sarah. 🙂

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  2. My question of the week is, why is it always so hard to make time for some One that loves us so much? You are absolutely right about Gods grace I still can’t wrap my head around no matter what we do there is always His grace pouring out. Praying for you 🙂

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    • storygirl308

       /  March 17, 2011

      We just get so caught up in the busyness of life and Bible time is the first thing to be put on the shelf. Every relationship takes effort, we just don’t try to make the effort most of the time, though we should.
      Thank you Garret. 🙂

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  3. I agree! To both of your comments!
    A quote I will always remember from Adventures in Odyssey is when Connie is talking to Jimmy (Barcley) about how busy his life is – and she asks if he’s spent time with God or has gone to church. He says no, once this is finished, once this is out of the way… to which she replies, “They will NEVER be out of the way.”
    If you wait until life is less busy or you “feel” like spending time with God… not gonna work. Seeking God…

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