Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Slow Motion

auto-736794_1280Have you ever watched a real-life situation play out in slow motion. Put in a helpless state, you’re a spectator only the issue isn’t fiction, it’s reality. (And not the TV kind.)

I saw an accident the other day. Thankfully, it wasn’t a serious one, but I saw it set up as sat in traffic. I saw the initiator and the victim drawing close to one another. I couldn’t even stop staring long enough to honk my horn, though it wouldn’t have likely done much good. In snail mode, one card proceeded into the intersection from a blind point of view and got crunched from another blind car (short) that had a gap in front of it.

Helpless frustration.

I experience that same sensation when my day starts on top of me. You know how it is. The alarm doesn’t go off (or worse, it does and I turn it off in my subconscious state). Jerked from my sleepiness, I jump into the biggest priority with a nod that I’ll get to the incidentals – breakfast, shower, etc. – when I get to a break.

Oh, and my quiet time, too. Yeah.

No really. I will after …

And then …

But I forgot …

Soon, I’m completely distracted. Even when I do get a break, since I’m online, there’s always another email. Another marketing meme I need to make. Another blog post I need to write, or book to review, or revision on my manuscript, or or or … You get the picture.

I’ve seen my quiet time float away. The Lord has put it on my mind again and again, but there’s always something. There always will be something.

I have to stop – make that decision to walk. My relationship with my Father is too important to let my pressing matters intervene.

Devotion CoverDo you suffer from busy-itis like I do? Don’t let it defeat you! You don’t have to give up on your quiet time just because the minutes in which you schedule it have passed. Do it anyway. Do it now.

Your Lord awaits your presence and wants to be part of your TODAY. (Tweet This!)

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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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