Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Mara’s Journal – Chapter 7


Read today's chapter from A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity PressMara is halfway through her dozen apologies and she is struggling to finish strong. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart. 

Great, we’re back to crumbly stuff between the pages. I’m thinking this isn’t seeds. Especially considering where Mara came from before writing this section. Gross.
From Mara herself:

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Ha, that title makes me sound like I’ve really got it all together. If unpiling a pile of poop on people’s boots is together, then you are so right.

Remember when I said I was going to make sure my next job was one I really wanted? Well, strike that. This job should be Jared’s someday even more than being a waiter. Just saying.

I can’t believe I’ve lost another job. If I can’t keep one with people who actually seem to like me, then what hope do I have? Frankly, hope seems a little absent right now anyway. All I can see are the bigtime messes that I’ve been making. I thought by now, I’d have a little more promise showing. No such luck. The only thing showing is a new tear in the back side of my blue jeans. I’m all for the distressed look, even if it is a bit dated, but this one unhides things best hidden.

You know though … writing my thoughts down in this journal really has helped. I think I’m still a little mad at Jared, but I got over the pain of losing him pretty quickly. And while I don’t wish him dead or anything, I sure do wish him a little bit of a rough time and maybe a good memory about what he did to me.

Yes, I’ve still got a lot of spiritual growing still to do. So many of these men have forgiven me. Truly forgiven with sincerity, yet I still can’t seem to forgive Jared. I need to work on that.



PS from Marji Laine: A Dozen Apologies provides a special treat—as fun as a horse race, really—for the readers! You all get to help decide the ending of this book!

The way it works is: A new chapter will post each weekday at Write Integrity Press. Read the 13 chapters (from 12 different authors) and then choose the hero you like the best. The guy who gets the most votes gets the girl! Whoop!  And as a bonus, the book itself, which will offer the only chance to see the final chapter, will be free over Valentine weekend! Win-Win!

Your Turn: Have you ever had a spiritual fault or shortcoming slap you in the face?

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.

2 thoughts on “Mara’s Journal – Chapter 7

  1. I don’t know if this fits, but one time God spoke to my heart that some of the people who irritated me most, well maybe, it was because I was the same way. Ouch…