Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Dear Sis from Grand Cayman


***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!

iguanaDear Sis,

I had a nice time visiting Grand Cayman, but I have to tell you, I think I’m failing more than succeeding on this trip. I know you don’t get my faith. But I have a friend in Jesus, and I work to keep getting to know Him better. I want to follow Him wherever He wants me to go. That’s hard to understand, but it’s my heart.

So anyway, I’m counseling this couple who are about ready to come to blows in my office. I think I’m getting them calmer and doing a pretty good job when the woman starts chewing me out. How dare I try to counsel them when I’ve never been married? Seriously? A flat board across the forehead couldn’t have stunned me more. Here I thought I was on the verge of getting some answers from the Lord and all I get are more questions.

I couldn’t argue with the lady. How can I counsel in a situation about which I know nothing? Except that I know the One who does have all the answers. And when I work with people, I’m praying that the Lord’s Spirit does the speaking through me. I guess that’s why I felt I could do this job. Because I don’t have to have all the answers.

Still, the experience jarred my confidence. Maybe I do need to give up my ministry? Maybe I should try a children’s or student ministry. Though I’m not sure I should be let loose with students. We both know what a lousy record I had in that department.

Feeling shaken, but not shattered.


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I hope you’ve had the chance to check out Chapter 3 of THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR!

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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.

2 thoughts on “Dear Sis from Grand Cayman

  1. Really clever posts.!


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