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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.
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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.
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Rediscover (day 18): Amidst the Madness

Get up in the morning, make coffee, eat breakfast, and get ready for the day.  Put on makeup, drink coffee, make to-do list, listen to the radio for weather forecast and news, check calendar, grab keys, grab cell phone, jump in the car, get to work on time, oh! And somewhere in there, have a quiet time… but where?

Why is it when life is at its craziest, the first thing to go is our quiet time with the Lord?  The times when things get crazier is when we should take MORE time to spend in quiet devotion, but we don’t. 

This past weekend was my brother’s wedding, (it was beautiful and amazing btw).  We had out of state family staying with us and everyone knows the insanity that can create, plus all the other wedding stuff like decorating and what-not, (and rehearsal/rehearsal dinner).  During all this wonderful final preparation I was tempted to just get up and get going, leaving my Bible sitting on the shelf untouched.  But my conscious wouldn’t let me be. So I drug myself back upstairs and had a very small, bare minimum devotion.  Now, all I did was read a chapter in Psalms, pretty pathetic, I didn’t bother to take the time and do more, like actually talk to God.  What an idea!    

I’ve been reading in Daniel and one of the things I’ve noticed, is whenever things started getting crazy in Daniel’s life, the first thing we read about him doing is going before the Lord with fasting and praying.  He didn’t have a little devotional he could read one day out of, call that good and go on, no, he went before the Lord.  Heart and soul, down on his knees.  Why don’t we do that?

When things are crazy, and we’re tired, we just want to sleep in, go about our day, and maybe catch up with a quick devotion before bed, but we’re so tired and it’s the end of the day we don’t get anything out of it.  This week I am purposing in my heart to make more of an effort, to get up and first thing, spend time with the Lord.  Really spend time.  Not just read one chapter and maybe lift up a quick prayer.  How are we going to grow if we don’t take the time with God to let him change us? 

God should come first, then life.  Once we figure that out, the craziness just might not feel so crazy.

 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house… he kneeled upon his knees…and prayed, and gave thanks before his God. ~Daniel 6:10        

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  1. This is so true….!


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