Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Wow.  I just had arthoscopic knee surgery for a torn medial miniscus.  If you ever have to have surgery, this is the one to have.  I was on crutches one day and walking the next, taking stairs the next and out with the dogs in four days -- not without limitations, of course, nor some pain, and I did a lot of work in my Sofa Office.  haha -- but I'm pretty much back to normal and it hasn't been quite two weeks yet.  (No marathons this month.)
My only marathons are book deadlines.  I can't wait to tell you about the book I just finished, but since it takes a whole year before it comes out, I might as well wait.  Now I'm clearing my desk to begin the next deadline.Some people might not think it's all that thrilling to spend endless hours day and night alone in a room writing, but to me it's the most exciting life.  I've taught college fiction, poetry and screen writing for a number of years, and now I've taken off to concentrate soley on the books God has given me to write.
I sometimes miss the students, but then I also miss my former patients from when I was doing counseling full-time, too. 
Oh life is full of changes, isn't it?
Which brings me to the subject of change.  The number eleven, as in 2011, means transition, and that means change.  We are going to be making changes in our lives, in our choices, in our mindsets, and even in direction throughout the coming year.
We can be in charge of those changes by being aware, first of all, of what needs change in our lives.  Once we set our minds to make changes that honor God and His Kingdom, He will send angels and His Holy Spirit to make sure we succeed.  Also, we're going to see changes that God initiates, and they will be for our good and for His good.  The past is over and gone; we are on to new things in God.
"My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish My good pleasure..."
(Isaiah 46:10b)
A hundred million blessings,


  1. Marie,
    you wrote a book some years ago Of whom the world was not worthy. How about writing the 2nd part of this book?

  2. I read the book and would read love to read the 2nd one if it ever comes out.

  3. Will your book God's Heart For You be available for purchase on your website soon? It has been highly recommended to me, but I can't find it in new condition at a reasonable price. Also, what about The Secret Place of Strength?

  4. A friend loaned me a copy of Angels in Our Life which I finished reading two days ago. I would very much like to write or e-mail to you about the impact your book has had on me, but I don't see "contact" information. Thank you for your open-hearted and articulate book. God's blessings

  5. Yes, I wrote, "Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy," and what an impact that book has made. Praise God. I don't have any plans to write a sequel, however. And the devotionals-- oh boy. I can't even get copies. We are looking into getting them reprinted because of the volume of requests-- Did you ever read, "The Emancipation of Robert Sadler?" Also entitled, "Help Me Remember, Help Me Forget." I'm thrilled that Baker is coming out with it again next year and I'm busy working on it now. That was my first full-length book. Before that, I only wrote poetry and made art. You can always reach me on FaceBook, or here on my blog or at wordforyou@mariechapian.com. I'm glad you like "Angels in Our Lives." Me too. (I like angels, that is!) Many blessings! Marie

  6. Hi Sweetheart
    I am sorry to hear you had some knee trouble, but so glad it went smoothly and you are up and going. I am getting ready for AZ, we will be leaving the 3rd of February.
    The Lord has turned around my life this past year and I am excited to see the changes He has in store this year!
    Praying for your continued strength in body, soul and spirit.

  7. Thanks, Becky! Wow, I know God has great things ahead for you!
    Lotsa love, lotsa prayers, Marie