Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

Bringing Fiction and Faith Together


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Daily Grind

crosswalkAnd He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23

In focusing on this verse, I started contemplating how I spend my days. I’m to take up the Lord’s “yoke” (Matthew 11:29-30) everyday. I’m to be “burdened” by those things to which He leads me. That’s what following is about. The disciples shed the Continue reading


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Hot Chocolate Season

hot chocolateNo doubt. It’s time for seasonal music, roaring fireplaces, and the smooth, heavenly flavor of hot cocoa. Okay, almost. But with the temperature dipping, I delighted in a few hours of anticipation of holiday spirit.

Yuletide Angel, debut novella by Sandra Ardoin, draws the reader into Continue reading


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Simple but not Easy

God'sNotDeadMy husband and I have been having a college-age Bible study at our house for the past couple of months. We typically watch a movie on the first Sunday, then discuss Biblical truths that are suggested by the movie for the next several weeks.

Last month, we searched for truth in “Iron Man 3,” examined it with a Biblical Worldview, and discussed Surviving Stupidity. Next month, we’ll investigate Continue reading


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Lies. Secrets. Tragedy. Injustice.

ASecretLife_ecoverWorld War II encompass all of these components. And they also fill the life of the hero in a new book by debut author, Lee Carver, A Secret Life

From Lee’s website:

Jewish and American blood course through a German aristocrat. A traitor to both armies, he must confess to his nation and his bride, or she will bear another man’s name.

This book follows the story of the latter Continue reading


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Daily Workout

LS7A1331[1]My girls are in volleyball. They do conditioning year around in order to stay in shape enough to play to their best. And I’ve seen what happens to them when they focus on the conditioning and when they don’t.

When one of my daughters was challenged to run for 30 minutes, three times every week, she committed to not missing a single day. Her coach was amazed (and so was I) at the Continue reading


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Character Moment: Starlet

Lisa Hamptom as Starlet in God's Not DeadYou’ve seen her. She’s friendly, fun, and engaging. She’s got a talent for fitting into any situation. A valuable skill if not completely genuine. Though she can be genuine. She truly cares about her friends. Not so much their needs, as to what they think of her. Her family takes Continue reading

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