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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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A Card for Momma

Every Mother’s Day we try to find that perfect Hallmark card that fits her, tells her exactly what we want to say, (or if you were like me and my siblings, a card that was for sure going to make her cry).  It was easy when we were younger, finding that perfect card.  Usually it was the first card we picked up and when she opened it we’d go running for the Kleenex box, (or bring it before, just in case).  But it gets harder, the older we get, finding that perfect card.   As we grow in wisdom and experience we gain a new perspective and suddenly, no card says enough or even comes close to what we really want to say.

I am so blessed to call my mom one of my best friends.  She’s the first woman I go to for “girl talk”.  She’s the woman I know will always be there for me, to support me, or tell me what’s what when I need to hear it.  She taught me how to be strong, how to be a Godly woman and how to love my husband.  She encouraged me to keep at my dreams when I wanted to give up, and she never gave up on me.  Even in the times I fought, kicked and screamed my way threw the things I didn’t think I could do, (or just didn’t want to do), she was patient with me.

My mom is my inspiration.

She’s my dear friend.

Never take your mom or what she does for granted.  She does so much for you, more than you’ll ever know.  If you get to see her, give her a big hug and tell her you love her, and, tell her Thank You.  I think more mom’s need to hear that and more grown children need to truly mean it.


Happy Mother’s Day Momma.

You’re amazing.

You’re beautiful.

Thank you for everything.

Thank you for giving up a career to be a stay at home mom.

Thank you for persevering through Home Schooling five children.

Thank you for always being there to comfort or counsel.

I wish I could be with you this Mother’s Day.  I miss you Momma, and I love you.


Happy Mother’s Day.


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  1. Kimberly Burke

     /  May 10, 2014

    Hopefully Momma has her Kleenex box handy when she reads this. I’m off to find mine. 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day Gail!

  2. Thank you, my sweet girl. Yes, you made me cry! I love you and miss you too Laurie.


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