Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Jehovah Shammah

hand touching the Bible Our great God has numerous names, especially in the Old Testament. Almost for every event in the lives of His people, He revealed an aspect of His character with a new name. But this one is a little different

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Blessed with Joy

I noticed that Write Integrity Press set their focus for the year as Joy. What a GREAT idea. And imagine my surprise and delight when my Dear Boy wrote about this very thing on his blog!

Joy can be such a misconstrued concept. With so much input, I had to chime in! Continue reading


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Thinking about Heroes

I didn’t plan it this way, but this topic ended up being perfect for me this semester. I direct the children’s music program at our church and this April they are performing The First Action Heroes. Yes, I’ll share pictures! Continue reading


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Can We Magnify the Lord?

So many songs use this word in praise of the Lord, but does this word have anything to do with praise? Webster’s defines it to increase in size; to enlarge it in fact or in appearance. Continue reading


The Name

Our choir is singing a song I fell in love with decades ago. The music and arrangement are beautiful, but the words. …

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Holy Terror

I know. This is scary season. I’m reminded of the Bill Cosby bit about how he wasn’t supposed to listen to the Horror stories on the radio. “Scare me to death. Scare me to death!” Next week I’ve got some articles about fear and its negative effects, but for today, I want to share about the fear that Christians are supposed to keep at all times.

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God of the Impossible

At choir tonight, we sang a new song by this title. It defined the situations in which I find myself.

The first part spoke of how the worst storm that would ever rage against me is nothing but a raindrop to the Lord. How the most difficult mountain I climb is a prairie. Continue reading