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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

The Changing of a Season

Once again we find ourselves at the changing of seasons.  The time has come to bid farewell to the warmth of Summer and welcome in the coolness of Fall.  Summer hung tight for a while here in the Cascades, but it has at long last given way to my favorite season, Autumn.  The approaching of Autumn has always felt like the coming of an old friend.  Every year I welcome the colder weather, the colors of the leaves, the wet smell that hangs in the air, and the feeling of new beginnings it always brings.  The spirit of adventure, the warm of love, the excitement of things to come, always seem to grow stronger as the weather turns cold.

Autumn Landscape

Autumn Landscape (Photo credit: blmiers2)

Though the summer of 2012 is over, the memories of those four months will be with me always.  So much changed, so much happened, I feel as if I became a different person within that small span of time.  I will never forget the weeks spent with close friends, the moments we shared, the laughter, the amazing experiences, they will always have a special place in my heart. We may be saying goodbye to summer, but we will never say goodbye to what we shared and have together.

What is it about the turning of summer into autumn that strikes such a cord?  Is it the thought of spending cold nights curled up in a blanket, sitting by a warm fire with a cup of hot coco?  Is it the sound of the leaves crunching underfoot and the chill of the wind on your face?  Is it the coming of the holidays, and times spend with family and friends?  Or is it all of that?  Something always stirs in me when I see those first shades of orange, yellow and red begin to appear on the trees and smell the coming of colder weather.  The coming of change.  It seems so much changes at the coming of Autumn, more than any other season.  We put things of the summer away and prepare for the season ahead.

The hammock has been put away.  It’s sparks a small feeling of melancholy to go outside and no longer see it stretched between those two trees.  It had become a friend, holding fond memories of lounging in it’s green roped webbing, reading a book, listening to the wind through the leaves, and almost falling asleep within its fond embrace.  But at the same time, it sparks thoughts of days yet to come, in another year, in a future season, of once again lounging under the trees and watching the leaves dance above me.

Autumn is a time when we reflect on the year behind and dream of the year ahead.  Perhaps that is why it feels so different than any other season.  It’s a collision; of the past, the present, and the future.  Memories, hopes, and dreams.  When God gets out His paint brush and coats the world in brilliance.

Happy Autumn everyone.

What things does it hold for you?

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  1. godsgirl95

     /  October 17, 2012

    “Though the summer of 2012 is over, the memories of those four months will be with me always. So much changed, so much happened, I feel as if I became a different person within that small span of time. I will never forget the weeks spent with close friends, the moments we shared, the laughter, the amazing experiences, they will always have a special place in my heart. We may be saying goodbye to summer, but we will never say goodbye to what we shared and have together.”
    That was so encouraging to me 🙂 Thank you, sis.

    And your description of Autumn and the reasons it is so loved are perfect.

    This autumn, for me, holds many projects and plannings, as well as an OYAN gathering, a trip to FL (where we get to meet up with OYANers as well), and of course, all the little joys of the holiday season.

    Thank you so much for this post, Laura *huggles* God bless you.

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  2. You’re welcome GG. 🙂 *huggles back*

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