About: Hi, My Name Is MarJanita

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“Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful.  Kind words also produce their own image on men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer.”  Blaise Pascal

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I always enjoy visitors.  Hopefully the words that you read can be God’s way of brightening your day.  Feel free to leave a comment or remark.

First and foremost, I am deeply in love with my Savior.  I pray that I may be a woman after God’s own Heart!

I am currently a twenty-six year old average Pennsylvania Mennonite girl.  I love writing and would spend my entire existence sketching ideas and stories onto paper if it weren’t for the fact that I have to work.  Someday, I hope that writing will be my work (but to me it would still feel like enjoyment)!  I also love kids and music; so the greatest combination in the world is that I can be a choir director for a girls’ choir and teach elementary music in a local school.  I have self-published a children’s book called Mosquit: The Very Disobedient Mosquito, and just recently Love Lifted Me was published by Christian Light Publications.  I have bookshelves full of books because, of course, reading is my second favorite thing.

My bucket list is always heaping full, and I’m pretty sure that I can never fit all the adventures and travel I desire into one lifetime!

I am completely pathetic in the region of math and science….and am pretty sure that my brain only functions in the arts such as painting, music, writing, reading, and crafts.   My favorite activity would be to curl up on the train (with a fuzzy blanket, leather-bound journal, chai, a C.S. Lewis or Chesterton book, a Libera or Josh Groban c.d.) and watch the snow falling outside a window overlooking an evergreen forest (just as dusk is falling).  Ahhhh–Heavenly!

I like vanilla-bean candles, crackling fireplaces, cinnamony chai with lots of whipped topping, peanut butter sauce over vanilla frozen yogurt with chunks of cookie dough,  whipped hot chocolate, cozy scarves, knitted mittens, vintage dresses, colorful Volkswagens, falling snow just as it starts to get dark, crayons, children’s laughter, polka dots, the Eiffel Tower, crazy knee-high socks, monkey slippers, bubble baths, picnics by the lake, classical music, slow train rides, melancholy poems, and musicals.

My favorite books are The Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Set-Apart Femininity, At the Back of the North Wind, The Last Leaf, Leo Tolstoy’s works, Father Brown Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, Les Mis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Scarlet Letter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hundred-Acre Woods, Peter Rabbit, Dr. Seuss’ books, Pride and Prejudice……….and the list goes on and on and on!

I love mission work and meeting new people.  My heart breaks for hurting children.  If each Christian would do a little something for God in their own little corner of the world, there would amazing differences on a global effect.

Blessings for the Journey- MarJanita LaRosa

 

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21 thoughts on “About: Hi, My Name Is MarJanita

  1. znjavid says:

    Hi Marjanita, Thanks so much for following my blog. I enjoyed my visit here. Best wishes for the New Year, Zainab

  2. afsheenanjum says:

    Hello,
    Thanks alot Marjanita for following my Blog and liking it. I really appreciate your kind act. I am also glad to have you in my friends circle, i hope we will have a good connection inshaaAllah.
    May Allah bless you and your family .ameen.

  3. Hi Marjanita, thanks for visiting my blog and following. Glad you did as it has allowed me to find yours. I have enjoyed your writing and sentiments expressed. I’m now following.

  4. afsheenanjum says:

    I am so please to nominate you for the Inner Peace Award. Your Blog is spreading Peace in its own way.
    http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/inner-peace-award/
    May Allah bless you.Ameen

  5. Do you sell your children’s book anywhere?

  6. djgarcia94 says:

    Out of curiosity? What specific Mennonite sect are you? I know there’s quite a few.

    • Good question—there are quite a variety of Mennonites! I would actually be a part of Keystone Fellowship which is not as conservative as Old Order Mennonites or as liberal as a group like Lancaster Conference. We believe in personal salvation, missions, and a relationship with Christ foremost. We would drive vehicles, have electricity, and go to college; but we would still wear the head veiling, practice nonresistance, believe in modest apparel such as dresses or skirts for the women…those are some of the noticeable things that I can think of as far as differences go=) Not many people are familiar with the Mennonites, so I’m curious how you know about them=)

      • djgarcia94 says:

        I’ve always been very interested in religious history and especially the sheer number of varieties that exist within each religious faith. Actually in one of the history courses I am taking this semester we discussed the Reformation in great depth and there was one class on which focused Anabaptism. Menno Simmons was discussed and along with the many offshoots of his followers. It is interesting that the Amish are a group of Mennonite, and there are many groups within the Amish. I figured you were part of one of the Mennonite churches that permit electricity.

      • The Reformation is a very interesting time in history to study! I agree, it is intriguing how over time the Amish have become their own group with unique culture, practices, traditions, and beliefs- even though they fall under the category of Anabaptist. Those practices and traditions are what have caused them to be such a popular topic among books and television series today…although I must say that the Amish I work and relate with are much better than the way they are usually portrayed=) And yes, I guess it is pretty obvious that I would have electricity, lol. Thanks for reading my blog; it’s always neat to meet people through wordpress!

      • djgarcia94 says:

        I know the Beachy Amish allow cars, electricity, and more lenient dress codes. Which is ironically they are never on TV.

      • Yes, you’re right- it is very ironic how that works=) I have a lot of friends that are Beachy, and they are quite different from the Old Order Amish. I must say, I am quite impressed with your knowledge of different groups! Blessings to you as you enjoy this Easter weekend.

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