Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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I is for Me, I mean I, BOTH of Us!

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Today's letter is I; Introductions
At the Texas Christian Homeschool Prom with Sweet Hubby

Identity is a difficult monster to define. I've had many of them: student, wife, daughter, sister, teacher and now writer. When I left my teaching career, there was a little trouble with this topic. No longer with a full-time "career" it took some getting used to before embracing the role of stay-at-home-mom. Some of my SAHM friends sure had me fooled. I thought this job would be a breeze after teaching twenty-six 5th-graders. HA!
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

17 thoughts on “I is for Me, I mean I, BOTH of Us!

  1. Thanks for stopping by, Amy. Your blog article has stayed with me this week! Thanks for being a vessel of encouragement!

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  2. Thanks for visiting, Shelley. My boy had some great teachers in his earliest years, but sweet hubby and I both felt God urging us to home school. We planned to start when he went into 3rd because I had taught that grade and older in public school and felt comfortable with it. But God had other plans, blessing us with precious twin girls that year – my dinky twinkies – so we put it off one more year. The first part of the year was great. Then we moved. Not so great. I think God that though. He knew that at the first sign of trouble I would have been tempted to run the boy right back to the awesome teachers he had enjoyed. But at his new school, the teachers weren't that great. Temptation to bolt removed.I've never looked back and never been sorry that we decided to homeschool nor that we've stayed with it. Especially nowadays with all of the great opportunities available. My kids lack for nothing!

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  3. I enjoyed getting to know you a bit through this great post. My son just "graduated" from homeschool this year… I homeschooled him all the way through and we both loved it! Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. Thanks for the feedback, Amy. I put it up while I was doing several posts for Bible Bowl and intended to take it down this week anyway. I had hoped that starting it automatically would draw attention to it, but I didn't intend it to be annoying. I appreciate the feedback!

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  5. I thought I already commented on this but must not have. Fun post! I was blessed to be homeschooled K-12. Love all the pictures and the glimpse of your life. :-)(p.s. can I admit that it's a little annoying to have the Bible Bowl video start automatically playing as soon as I open your page? I have slow internet so I tend to let several blogs load while I am reading a different one and it always is distracting and takes me a while to figure out what is talking. Hope you don't mind the feedback. 🙂 )

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  6. Patty,Have absolutely loved it and the people we have met through it! My mom was concerned about socialization. HA! My kids are socialized out the wazoo!Thanks for visiting!

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  7. LoL–sorry, I had to laugh at your SAHM comment. Isn't homschooling great? We love it, too. =]

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  8. Niki, Ha!!! What a hoot! We do love homeschooling, have done it for 10 years now. I'm SO glad to have the avenues of the sports association! I've grown attached to volleyball, and I'll still go out every now and then to support HSAA on Football Friday nights!Blessings on you – especially with the mermaid thing. I'm still giggling on that one!

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  9. Ha ha… yes, the homeschooling thing is a whole different animal, isn't it?As for something most people don't know about me? Hmmm. After I watched the movie "Splash" I prayed that God would let me be a mermaid when I got to heaven… I guess we'll see! : )

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  10. Lol! Nancy! It is a unique mix, that's sure.

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  11. It must be fun to be you. From Lil Bo Peep to Nascar ? Wow! I-mpressive! Thanks for letting us join you via your intro. God Bless.Nancy K. Sullivanwww.ASofterVoice.blogspot.com

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  12. Rhonda,You know, as women we always wear so many doggone hats that it's hard to pin down a specific identity. Perhaps we should accept the name of Sybil as an alter ego!

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  13. Very interesting post! Yes, that identity question is a tricky one, and we don't always find it in the right places. Speaking for myself, that is. :)Waving and smiling,Rhonda

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  14. Thanks Rita and Barbara! I loved drifting through all the other A2Z blogs last night. SO MANY different ideas on this topic!

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  15. You sound like such a fun person!

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  16. So fun learning more about you! I love to sing praise and worship music in the car, too. Only I'm not a singer. Blessings!

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