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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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    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."
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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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7 Years

A little something for Throwback Thursday…

Seven years ago this week I began my senior year of High School.  I started lesson one in the One Year Adventure Novel (OYAN) curriculum workbook and created an account on the student forum, joining the online world as StoryGirl.

Seven years ago on said forum this Washington state girl met this guy named KnightofElyon from Oklahoma.  We started out as fellow members of a small group within the forum community, messaging back and forth about our novels, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.  Then we started talking about our personal struggles and began exchanging Bible verses and encouragement.  Two years later we met in person.  Over the next couple of years our friendship grew and changed dramatically.  Next month we will be celebrating our two year wedding anniversary. 🙂

It’s crazy this all started with my mom asking me if I wanted to try a new writing curriculum.  Now here I am, seven years later, married to a fellow OYANer with a beautiful three month old daughter living in Oklahoma.  God definitely works in mysterious ways.  It was a wild ride the whole time and I wouldn’t change any of it.

I love you so much Daniel.  Remembering that time as SG and KOE makes me smile and shake my head in wonder at how God orchestrated the whole thing.


June 2010, the first OYAN Summer Workshop in Kansas where we met in person for the first time since joining OYAN in 2008.

2011 OYAN Summer Workshop.

June 2011 – OYAN Summer Workshop.

2012 OYAN Summer Workshop.

June – 2012 OYAN Summer Workshop. We started courting the fallowing August.

Winter 2012 - Courting. :)

December 2012 – Courting. 🙂

 February 2013 - Engagement

February 2013 – Engagement

October 2013

October 2013 – Married!

June 2015 - New addition

June 2015 – New addition!

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  1. Haha, that’s so cool to see the journey through those pictures!

  2. godsgirl95

     /  September 11, 2015

  3. This was really nice to read and see. Thank you, Laura!


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