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O – My!

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This week's A2Z posting is on the letter O as in XOXOXO (Do I really need to explain?) and OOOOoooooo (What my dog says when she's hungry and my dinky twinkies say at a fireworks show) But I didn't pick either for my Official O pOst.

I'm choosing another virtue – sort of like being NICE – my N offering.

This time it's one I know you'll be excited about –
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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.

13 thoughts on “O – My!

  1. Oh yes! Terrific O, Marji. Obedience is crucial for ALL of us.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Laury. I remember when I taught, I'd remind the kids on day 2 of how much fun they will have if they followed our rules. By day 2 they were usually pushing to see what they could get away with. I'd remind them first thing and spend the rest of the day proving I was serious. By far the worst day of any school year! But it would always set up for good days that followed!

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  3. What a good reminder, Marji. I expect the kids in my class to obey but how many times have I ground my heels into the dirt and argued with God? Ouch.Thanks for sharing. I haven't heard that song in years!

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  4. Lol! Niki! Deana, having grandkids sounds so far away to me, but then having four of my own was never an expectation to begin with. So pleased that yours give you such peace. Hope you can say that about me someday (A LONG LONG TIME FROM NOW!)

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  5. I've learned more from my dogs about obedience than I would have though possible! Maybe more than I learned from raising kids.Terrific post! Thank you!

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  6. Ah — one of my favorite hymns. And a great post. I just had the pleasure of a weekend with my granddaughters who are both trusting and obedient — what a delight.

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  7. I still have to work on it. I remember how my sweet hubby would deal with my kids when they were toddlers, gently urging them to come with him, but letting them fall, in a safe environment, when they pulled away. I can so picture the Father dealing with me like that!

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  8. Great topic and one I struggle with. I'm a rule follower until things aren't going the way "I" want them to.Dianawww.pencildancer.com

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  9. This is a great topic. I'm with you…glad our son does better on this "O" than the dogs do! Lots of good things to think about here. Thanks.

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  10. "We will be happier, by far, remaining within the will of the Lord, than fighting against it to try to get our own way." Amen! Love this "O" post!

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  11. I grew up on that song. I can hear it as I look at those lyrics.For me, hitting "send" every week when I email the column is an act of obedience. Staying in my chair to transcribe reports is, too, and I need to work on my attitude about THAT one. Rather, God's working on it. 🙂

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  12. I felt led to go back to school with a career change at the age of 50. It took 6 years of part time school while I worked at night-a lot of blood , sweat and tears! But worth it!

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  13. Great topic! For me it was becoming an interpreter. I have learning disabilities that make formal education like college difficult–and they are specifically vision-related, so majoring in a visual language was crazy. Then you add all the health problems I developed, and graduating from the intensive program was simply impossible.But God did a miracle and I am graduated. It took 6 years a whole lot of pain and tears, but God never promised it would be easy–He only promised His grace would be sufficient.I can't work very many hours, but looovvvee interpreting and get to minister with my skills at two different churches.

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