Marji Laine

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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 13

Read today's chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity Press.

This is Mara’s final journal entry, but not the end of her story. See how you can help her find her true love! If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. How she created her current state of affairs and why she’s chosen the path she’s on.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 12

Read today's chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity Press.

Stun-ning is the best description I can give for today’s post on Write Integrity Press. You’ll just have to check it out to see why.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 11

Read today's chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity Press.

In the mood for a turkey sandwich? You should check out today’s post on Write Integrity Press.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


Mara’s Journal – Chapter 10

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Today’s chapter at Write Integrity Press takes Mara on a twist. Don’t miss the journey.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart. 

Mara had a couple of folded up envelopes stuck in her journal at this page. I hope they were something she forgot to deliver during her short career with a messenger service.
From Mara, herself:

Mara has a very short stint as a courier!Courier

At some point after coming to know the Lord, I learned to put on my make up differently. I’ve started writing across my forehead, “I’m happy to lose my job on your behalf.”

I say that with only half a laugh. On the serious side, I care so much more about people than I ever did before. Most people anyway. The jury is still out about Jared.

On the other hand, how many jobs am I going to lose because of someone else’s mistake?

Then again, I have to be working in order to lose a job, and I am technically not. Go figure. Needless to say, it’s a good time for another road trip.

From the beginning of this journey, I’ve really felt bad for the pain I put all of these men through. But analyzing how difficult it’s been for me to release my anger at Jared makes me wonder at the grace and mercy of these guys. Most of them anyway. I’m awed by how they have been able to treat me with any kindness at all.

I guess that’s what the Lord can do when He’s at work. And He really is at work. I’ve always been a difficult student, though.

Repentantly,

Mara

PS from Marji Laine: A Dozen Apologies provides a special treat—though not as pretty as a makeover, but close—for the readers! You all get to help decide the ending of this book! Too much fun!

The way it works is: A new chapter will post each weekday at Write Integrity Press. Read the 13 chapters (from 12 different authors) and then choose the hero you like the best. The guy who gets the most votes gets the girl! Whoop!  And as a bonus, the book itself, which will offer the only chance to see the final chapter, will be free over Valentine weekend! Win-Win!

Your Turn: What’s it going to take for Mara to finally release her anger? 


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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 9

Read today's chapter from A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity Press

Mara’s journey is winding down. Though she’s not completed either her task or her heart change yet. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. How she created her current state of affairs and why she’s chosen the path she’s on.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


Mara’s Journal – Chapter 6

Read today chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity PressAfter the first five chapters of Mara’s story, she’s destroyed a cake, given gifts to children, almost lost a dog, and decimated the dessert table of a fancy banquet. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. And just wait to see what she’ll do next!

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 5

Read today's chapter at Write Integrity PressMara has never shown a lot of gracefulness, and nothing about that changes in today’s episode over at Write Integrity Press. Humiliations are just part of the journey.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 3

Mara pictureI love being part of a group of authors. That way I can gush about chapters and the way the story is going without only waving my own flag. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. How she created her current state of affairs and why she’s chosen the path she’s on.

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading