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J is for Just as I Am


Back when I was growing up, we used to have Come As You Are parties. Did you ever go to those?

Some of them were planned ahead and people would wear costumes to fake themselves in goofy situations, but we also had the true spontaneous type where we drove by our friends houses and picked them up in whatever condition they happened to be in. Think of it as a
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. 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.

7 thoughts on “J is for Just as I Am

  1. That's beautiful. I would have never herd that song had I not read this article.


  2. Thanks for stopping by, Patty. And thanks for sponsoring the A2Z meme in the first place! It's really helped me focus.Congrats on finding an agent! Loved her remarks on your blog!Blessings <><


  3. I love the old hymns and am so glad we sing them at our church, set to modified music. Love it. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus is one that always hits me where I'm at because I tend to get SO distracted! Thanks for sharing the story behind the hymn–makes it better. =]


  4. I used to watch those in amazement as droves would make their way down front. What a mighty man of God!Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!


  5. AMEN!!! I think of the Billy Graham Crusades everytime I hear Just As I AM.


  6. You know I love Life Lessons! It truly is full of them and I learn something or remember something I need every week! And I love "Come Thou Fount." One of the popular singers has added a chorus to it, sort of a remake, so we get to sing it regularly in our services. I love it when that happens. We don't usually just sing hymns anymore. Although we're singing "I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)" this coming Sunday. Love the words to that song, too!Thanks for visiting, Maria! Blessings <><


  7. Nice post, Marji! Love the old hymns! One of my favorites is Come Thou Fount. I enjoy a musician, Fernando Ortega, who does a lot of worshipful older hymns (both vocal and some just music). I think you'd enjoy his Hymns & Meditations CD's. Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons. It's always a treat to read your comments! I totally agreed with your statements. I used to get so exasperated with the Israelites until I realized I'm very much like them. Like you, I'm grateful that the Lord recorded their story so I can learn from it! Have a blessed day!:)