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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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    ~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."
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    “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!”
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    "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."
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    "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."
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    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.
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An Awesome Week

Had a great week visiting with some good friends this past week and a half.

They came up from Oklahoma to teach Young Living Essential Oils here in Washington.  We had a great time and learned lots!

I had fun showing them around my state.  Going to Seattle, hiking, and even going to the Washington State Midsummer Renaissance Faire. 🙂

Here are a few snap shots of the week.  (And nope, no video. But that’s okay. 🙂 )

Hiking at Wallace Falls State Park

Part of the lower falls.

My friends, Ladonna Beals and her son Daniel on our Seattle day.

Group shot atop the Space Needle. (Minus my sister.)

Me and my fam being our goofy selves during a picture.

Me, Daniel, and my sister Kate. We are so cool. Yup.

Ren. Faire! Daniel, me, and my brother Steven. We’re cool too. 😉

A collage my sister made. Notice Steven is dressed as Hiccup? 🙂 (I’m actually dressed as a new character. That was fun.)

This was SO MUCH FUN.

Until the next post!

God bless!

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  1. In the cool picture Katie looks cool, you and Daniel just look like you’re suppressing grins trying to look cool. 😉
    Also in the last picture I love how you’re all poised with your sunglasses and Daniel is looking down like ‘how does this work…?’ he he. 🙂
    Awesome to see pictures from Daniel’s visit. 😉

  2. godsgirl95

     /  August 18, 2012

    Wow… that ‘Cool’ pic is oozing out so much coolness and epicness at once… And just when I thought I couldn’t handle any more, BAM! EPIC REN FAIR PICTURES!!!! XD 😀
    Thanks for sharing! Looks like you all had a spectacular time 🙂


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