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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

Finding Love

Love.

What comes to mind when you hear that word?

An emotion?

A feeling?

Your significant other?

Over the past eight months one theme as come out of every event, lesson, or blessing in my life.  The theme of love.  I thought I understood love before.  Understood what it was like to love someone, to love God, love your family, but really, I didn’t.  Even now, though it is more clear to me than ever before, I know I didn’t know the half of it.

What is love to you?  Real love.  True love.  Love that would sacrifice everything, even it’s own desires, just for you.  You.  Only you.

God lead me to write a love story.  A love story that follows His leading and not the leading of the heart.

He’s been showing me how to love my family.

He’s been teaching me how to love my future husband and be patient for his returned love.

He’s whispered comforting words of love into my heart during lonely nights when I have nearly cried myself to sleep.

He’s shown me His love through the love of a friend.

He’s shown me His love and what He can do with it in the hearts of young people who have a passion to serve Him as a body of believers.

I have been overwhelmed with joy and happiness for the past several weeks, and I suddenly realized, part of that joy was His love pouring over me.  Never before have a felt God’s love in this way.  Though my heart may be sore with a fear that tries to consume me, I can’t help smiling, and laughing with shear joy because I now God loves me.  Me!  And is looking out for me, has my best interest at heart, holds my life in His almighty hands, and, loves me.

What does love look like to me?

It looks like a cross.

A man.

The Son of God.

The timeless, almighty, all knowing, infinite, righteous, creator of the world, stepping into time, separating Himself from God the Father, taking on my sins, past, present and future, before I was even born, with my name in His heart.  Dying, suffering more than anyone ever has or ever will.  Breaking His own heart, because he, loves me.

Because He has a plan for my life.  An amazing plan.

Because He wanted to bring me into His family.

Because He wants me to spend eternity with Him.

Because He… loves… me.

I’ve grown up being told, knowing that God loved me, but never before, have I truly understood the depth of that love.  How it was so much more that just dying for me and paying the prince for my sin, but also providing, guiding, guarding, disciplining, comforting, bringing me hope.

Now I understand and possess a love that can span the depth of time.

A love that can breach any wall.

Soften any heart.

Heal any wound.

Work miracles.

Change the world.

It’s impossible.

It’s crazy.

It’s unbelievable.

It’s REAL.

A love that I have.

A love that is freely given to me, me, who could never love like that.

I’m overwhelmed.

Humbled.

Speechless.

This love has broken my selfish heart.

Filled my eyes with tears.

Lifted up my soul with joy.

And that’s just the beginning.

I’ve found love.

Have you?

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5 Comments

  1. Daniel

     /  July 12, 2012

    thank you for this post.

    Reply
  2. godsgirl95

     /  July 13, 2012

    Wow….. Just, wow.

    Reply
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