Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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2-Step Plan

cowboy-boots-177193_1280Growing up in Dallas – and especially in college in the 80s – I have certainly learned the Texas 2-Step. Sort of a backward fox trot – if you’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars. Lol. However, I’m not going to give you dancing instructions here.

These are walking instructions. Yes, I’m serious.

Okay, I can’t resist! I couldn’t even think of writing this blog without including this song. Humor me!

What can I say? Mickey Rooney in “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” was one of my all-time faves as I was growing up. Don’t judge me! 🙂

But in all seriousness, this song isn’t far from truth. A baby learning to walk has to decide (yes, decide) to take the step, and he has to make the move to do it. Whether he falls, or succeeds, he has to repeat the process. Make the decision and then move. Again and again. If you’ve seen a new toddler, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Your walk with the Lord requires the same two steps:

  • Decide
  • Do

And just like a new toddler you have to repeat the same steps every day. First answer the Devotion Coverquestion: Will you walk with Him today? Then, act on your answer. It’s not always easy (depending on your schedule), but it is simple.

Your walk with the Lord requires making the decision to take the step, and then taking it. (Tweet This!)

Your Turn: Have you been praying about joining the 30 day challenge. We’re reading a section each day of September from the book THIRTY DAYS OF DEVOTION in an effort to form a habit of a quiet time. Hopefully, you will join us and share some of your thoughts here at Faith Driven Fiction, where I’ll be sharing my reflections. If you’re going to join us, leave me a note in the comments. (Oh, and don’t forget to check this post to see how to get a free PDF copy of this book!)



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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