Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Forced Detours

_968644_44648305Is there anything worse than searching for a place only to find a detour that makes it practically impossible to access? I dealt with that very situation last month as I drove around a group of teenagers on a photo scavenger hunt. FYI, the Horses of Las Colinas are Continue reading

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2015 – My Word for the Year

2015 wordI love the tradition of, through prayer and meditation on scripture, finding a word to focus on through the new year. Last year, my word was Anticipation

At the time of the choosing, the word dealt with my career, I was sure. God blessed my family with other anticipations as well: Continue reading


Lessons from a Christmas Tree: Shine

pictureI saw a post the other day on Facebook. I don’t remember by whom, but all I saw was, “Lessons from a Christmas tree.” I chose to read no further, for the title alone sparked all sorts of ideas for blog articles. So far, I’m at 5 posts and I think I’m done writing them. But who knows? They’ll be spread throughout this month. Please chime in with your own thoughts! Here are the links for the other articles: Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, and Lesson 5.

Lesson 6

Shine

This is not the same as Sparkle, though it does have Continue reading


Lessons From a Christmas Tree: Sparkle

pictureI saw a post the other day on Facebook. I don’t remember by whom, but all I saw was, “Lessons from a Christmas tree.” I chose to read no further, for the title alone sparked all sorts of ideas for blog articles. So far, I’m at 5 posts and I think I’m done writing them. But who knows? They’ll be spread throughout this month. Please chime in with your own thoughts! Here are the posts for the other articles: Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4.

Lesson 5

Sparkle

Have you ever noticed how a Christmas tree begs Continue reading


Lessons from a Christmas Tree: Shed

pictureI saw a post the other day on Facebook. I don’t remember by whom, but all I saw was, “Lessons from a Christmas tree.” I chose to read no further, for the title alone sparked all sorts of ideas for blog articles. So far, I’m at 5 posts and I think I’m done writing them. But who knows? They’ll be spread throughout this month. Please chime in with your own thoughts! And here are the links for Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 3.

Lesson 4

Sometimes Needles Drop

I lost my temper the other day. I did, though I hate to admit it. I don’t Continue reading


Lessons from a Christmas Tree: Stand

pictureI saw a post the other day on Facebook. I don’t remember by whom, but all I saw was, “Lessons from a Christmas tree.” I chose to read no further, for the title alone sparked all sorts of ideas for blog articles. So far, I’m at 5 posts and I think I’m done writing them. But who knows? They’ll be spread throughout this month. Please chime in with your own thoughts! Check out Lesson 1 and Lesson 2.

Lesson 3

Stand

The song in Handel’s Messiah (and a Phil Keaggy song) comes straight from Isaiah 60:1. “Arise, Shine, for thy Light has come!”

And in the words of Bob the Tomato Continue reading


Lessons from a Christmas Tree: Share

pictureI saw a post the other day on Facebook. I don’t remember by whom, but all I saw was, “Lessons from a Christmas tree.” I chose to read no further, for the title alone sparked all sorts of ideas for blog articles. So far, I’m at 5 posts and I think I’m done writing them. But who knows? They’ll be spread throughout this month. Please chime in with your own thoughts! Here’s the link to the first lesson.

Lesson 2

Share

 

Have you looked at your Christmas tree lately? As we decorated ours last week, my girls would Continue reading