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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."
    ~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."
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    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.
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    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.
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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."
    ~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.
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Count Your Blessings

It’s December and time to break out the Holiday movies.  My favorite Holiday movie is White Christmas.  It’s been a year since I watched it and I’ve probably seen it at least once (actually probably more) for every year I’ve been alive, I basically have it memorized.  Even still, every time I see it, it’s always new and fresh.  Always makes me smile and laugh in the same places, always brings back memories of Christmases past.

One of the song that stays fresh is the one Bob and Betty sing together, “Count Your Blessings.”   That is a song that stays with me all year long and it’s one I’m thinking about now.  I’m the kind of person that tries to find something to be thankful for even when it’s the last thing I really want to do… or… even if I don’t %100 believe it.  Life sucks sometimes, but when it really comes down to it, those of us who are covered in the blood of Jesus Christ have nothing to complain about, no matter how much we want to.  Yes, just like you I am guilty of complaining.  I was complaining today even, but when we truly think about the gift we have been given, how can we complain?

One story that has stayed with me about blessings is one involving Corrie ten Boom.  When her and her sister were in the concentration camp they held a secret Bible study where all the women slept.  The place was infested with fleas and Corrie hated them, but her sister said that they needed to be thankful for everything, even the fleas.  It turned out that the fleas were keeping the guards out of that area, allowing them to have the Bible study without being caught. In any situation we can find something to be thankful for, even if the only thing we can thing of is the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ.

Finding something to be thankful for is defiantly a lesson God had been teaching me this last year.  From big things like what happened last month to small things like being thankful for hot water and the ability to washing dishes while I don’t have a dish washer.

How many blessings can you count even through the times when you don’t believe there could be any?

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  1. Heidi

     /  December 8, 2014

    Thank you so much for this post, Laura. I really needed it right now. ❤ It was very encouraging and motivating. ^_^


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