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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

Here There Be Giants

We all battle giants, whether we realize it or not.  We all have idols that steal our time and attention.  For some it’s as big as an addiction, for others it’s as small as a favorite YouTube channel.  They’re there, standing over us, whispering beguiling words, waiting with their traps and snares.  Too easily, we fall into them.

Laziness is the giant I battle.  It looms over me whispering lies and sweet sounds calling me to waste my time.  I hate it, but still, I respond to it’s hypnotizing call.  Why?  I’m a fallen sinful human being that can’t even tackle a daily to-do list without Jesus.

We all have our habits, things we want to break.  We all have our giants.

I’m sick of giving into mine.  Just went I think I’ve got it beat, I give in, and before I know it a whole day has gone by and nothing has been done.  I’ve reached that point again, I’m putting my foot down, I’m ignoring temptation and praying for direction and strength.  Getting back to my “page a day” goal, resetting habits and priories.

Enough is enough.

I’m picking up my sword and shield and doing battle.  This giant may have beaten me for a time, but my God is a giant slayer and He fights for me.  Time to deny this idol of slothfulness.  Time to send a stone between this giant’s eyes.

No more giving in.

 

What are your giants and idols?  What bad habits do you fight to break?

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this post. It’s just what I needed.
    My idols are internet and email. I spend way too much time answering emails and browsing the internet when I should be writing or doing college.

    But like you, I am going to fight! 😀 Thank you again for the reminder to be strong and not give in.

    God bless!

    ~Heidi

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