Chiara Marker

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Name: Chiara Marker
Date registered: December 11, 2014

Latest posts

  1. The Taming of a Pharisee (or, Good Little Girl Gets Saved) Part 1 — December 23, 2014
  2. Contest Entry: Chris Solaas — December 9, 2014
  3. Contest Entry: Donna Van Cleve — December 6, 2014
  4. Blog Tour: K. M. Weiland, Behold the Dawn — December 1, 2014
  5. Taming of a Pharisee, Part 5 (or, The Plan) — December 1, 2014

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Dec 23

The Taming of a Pharisee (or, Good Little Girl Gets Saved) Part 1

This is my story. It’s not the whole story or even the biggest portion. It is, however, the most important– It’s the sweetened- condensed version of how  I met Jesus and came to love Him like thunder. All my life, I’ve loved Jesus. These days, I call Him Yeshua. Why? I don’t know. Maybe Jesus became …

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Dec 09

Contest Entry: Chris Solaas

Quite a few gave permission to post their entries. I’ll try to get at least one per day up in the order received. Here’s a terrific entry by Chris Solaas. Pretty sure this particular feline lives at my house.  (You guys are hysterical~!) Listen carefully, servant. I’m a male, understand? This sissy prissy blather you’ve been spouting at me since …

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Dec 06

Contest Entry: Donna Van Cleve

A Hitch in His Tale The door flung open and a hairy arm spun a yellow tabby around by the tail and slung him across the backyard before the door slammed shut. The cat landed shakily on his feet and staggered back to the patio where an old Siamese cat lay curled up on a …

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Dec 01

Blog Tour: K. M. Weiland, Behold the Dawn

Somewhere in the recent digital past, I ran across this bright young lady on Twitter and begged for a stop-over on her blog tour. Why? I like her picture. Seriously, with hair like that, how can you not like her? Secondly, she’s writing about knights and fair maidens and jousting. If my characters weren’t constantly mouthing …

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Dec 01

Taming of a Pharisee, Part 5 (or, The Plan)

So how does one become a Pharisee? I don’t remember waking up one morning intent on hardening up over religious dogma, leaving my first love behind, developing a critical spirit… Funny how it happened anyway. Life on the Funny Farm Living with mental illness stinks. When everyone sits around pretending nothing’s wrong, a girl questions …

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Nov 22

Hide and Seek

Yes, I’ve been gone awhile. I’ve been away seeking God. Good things take time (insert big, cheesy smile here because seeking God turned out to be way more fun that expected.) Back in the day, I learned that just because the Good Lord tells you: A: (in this case, write novel length fiction) and B: …

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Nov 15

Taming of a Pharisee, part 7 (or… Jesus has His Own Plan)

Jesus does not play fair. I’m not bitter mind you—just stating facts. The Buttering Up Phase First, He shows up and hangs around, looking good, not saying much. Pretty soon, you get accustom to having Him there so you engage in a little conversation. It usually goes something like this: You’re hanging around an awful lot. …

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Oct 26

Taming of a Pharisee, Part 2 (or… A Seven Year Old Sinner Meets Jesus)

The Part Where the Girl Meets Jesus: Remember the hell from yesterday? At some point, I figured out I was going there. In first grade, my Sunday School teacher taught her room full of tiny terrors the sinners prayer and I understood mighty fast I qualified. I told lies to keep from getting in trouble. …

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Oct 19

Taming of a Pharisee, Part Last (or… The End)

This is my apology. I wish I’d done this sooner. No, I’m not being too hard on myself. You see, it’s one thing to make mistakes, bump into others and hurt them in the process. It happens. It’s called being human. It’s another  entirely to say you represent Jesus, especially  in leadership and point folks …

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Oct 12

The Between Times

Stories are great. You sweeten it a little, throw out anything irrelevant to the plotline and get right to the gooey center. Thus with my story. Several commented that Taming of a Pharisee reflected a victorious life, lived extravagantly with the fullness that is Jesus, bathed in His love, washed in His goodness. . . …

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