Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Grinding Away the Priorites

calendarLast week, Luke 9:23 outlined how we are supposed to be followers of Christ. The disciples trimmed away their daily activities and spent time learning at Jesus’ feet. That doesn’t mean that Peter, James, and John stopped Continue reading


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NaNoWriMo Sacrifice

2013-Winner-Vertical-BannerI LOVE November. Last year, I wrote almost all of the 100,000 word contemporary romance that I just handed over to my agent. The year before that, a romantic suspense that is currently in play.

I love the challenge. Love meeting new people. Love logging in my words at the MBT NaNo Challenge as well as the main NaNo website. And I TOTALLY LOVE spending October planning out the novel to the last detail. One of my favorite things.

This year I’m viewing NaNoWriMo differently. The last few months in Continue reading


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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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