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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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Peace in the Crazy

If you could see my calendar for this month your head would spin. My head spins just thinking about it! It would be so easy to through the little black thing against the wall and just freak out. Scream, run around the house, then curl up in a dark corner and cry, wondering how in the world I am going to get through it all. And trust me, I’ve come within a hair of doing just that. Why is it in these times I forget, so very quickly, that I’m not alone? Here I am carrying this heavy burden, each step more difficult than the last, dragging myself through the craziness of life. But all the while, a peaceful Voice is calling me to be still and let The One who never tires wipe away my cares.

How soon I forget.

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. ~Psalm 9:10

In the midst of maddens, in the overwhelming sweep of the tide, He is there waiting to catch me. In the heaviness of life, the crushing weight of hurt, He is there holding me to His heart. In the chaos and confusion, in the overstuffed schedules, He is there waiting to release my yoke.

I sought the LORD, and he found me, and delivered me from all my fears. ~Psalms 34:4

It’s in these times we must not, at all costs, let our quiet time with The Lord fall through the cracks. It is there we will find peace in the crazy. The joy of His percents, the hope of deliverance, the peace of knowing we are never alone, and the reassurance He will not take us through more than we can bear.

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. ~Palms 31:24

Oh Lord, help me not forget: You are the peace in my crazy, the joy in my heartache, my ever present friend. My burden is heavy, but I know You are there helping my lift it.

The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. ~Psalm 18:46

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  1. Reblogged this on A World of Scribblings and commented:

    A little something from my blog archives. We all need a reminder sometimes to stop and listen to that still small voice in the midst of our crazy lives.

  2. So true to my life right now as well!

    • I was scrolling through old posts and saw this one. With baby coming it’s hard not to let stress just take over. I needed the reminder so I figured I’d share it again.

  3. warriormaid

     /  April 14, 2015

    Wow,Laura! What perfect timing! I needed to hear this today after all that has been going on with me the last week. 🙂
    Thanks so much!


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