Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Night Before


Twas the night afore Christmas,
twixt ridgeback and holler.
Not a critter was a twitchin'
nary a hog dast to waller.
Each keerful darnt stocking were nailt to the chimbley.
A'hopin' that Santa'd be extra-bit friendly.


I know I said I would vlog this post, but I decided, since I'm supposed to be
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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 “Night Before

  1. Man, I would've LOVED hearing you read that Hillbilly Night Before Christmas!! LoL. FUN!!! I had no idea there were so many variations like that!! =]Valerie, that's great!! =]


  2. Oh, what fun!Twas the night before ChristmasWhen all through the farm,Not a creature was stirringThat meant any harm.The stockings were hung from the rafters with careIn hopes the dog and catsCouldn't find them up there.Um…That's it for tonight, lol.


  3. Oooh, what a great idea! I like your version. Pretty clever! I'll give it some thought, but I can't promise talent, lol. Poetry was never my strong point. 😉 Merry Christmas, Marji!


  4. Pelican Publishing has a lot more listed under James Rice's name!Oh, and Diana I'd just noted in my Saturday "Coming Next" article that today would have another VLog. But I'm reneging. Priorities!


  5. That's a surprise! I didn't know about those versions. Vlog this post? I thought that was for next year. 🙂 I didn't vlog it


  6. Thanks for sharing this delightful post. "write up some verses like C. Clement Moore highlighting your own story." What a grand idea! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  7. Oh, I had no idea that such different fun versions existed! Thanks for sharing!