Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Dear Sis from Bonaire

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***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!

Author or WriterDear Sis,

I’m really blowing it, here. Remember that couple that fussed at me for trying to help them when I wasn’t married. Well, I’ve done it again. Not the same way. This time the fault was completely mine. I just failed.

I know you think of me as special because I’m your brother, but I’m not. I guess the past week, I’ve done so much counseling, I thought I could do it without working at it. Without praying about it. Without putting any energy into my words.

I met this couple. They’re really having a hard time. I can’t go into detail. But instead of sitting down with them and trying to help them explore the source of their issues, I just tossed out some trite expressions and tried to let it go. I didn’t get far, though. Someone heard my suggestions to them and fussed at me.

And she was right. I got totally defensive, but now, I’m so ashamed.

How can I whine about not knowing where God is leading me, when I’m not willing to put energy behind where He has me right now? For better or worse, I’m on this boat. And He’s the One who put me here, not you.

So forgive me for fussing at you. This is sure not the type of trip I would have chosen for myself, but I’m learning a lot through the experience. In spite of the crazy women and my failures, I don’t regret coming.

Your loving brother, no really. It is me!


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I hope you’ve had the chance to check out Chapter 6 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.

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