Welcome!

Step Inside! Glad you dropped by to view my current and upcoming Novels. While you’re here check out my Blog, Tea With Me. Then read About Marlene and Contact me sending your questions and comments and don’t forget to browse Read to find out what I recommend by other writers. For online spiritual insights and biblical teaching from me and others click Strait Gate. GOD bless all my internet friends…and keep reading, America!...

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About Marlene

Marlene is a Kingdom writer/novelist with a unique style of storytelling. She blends engaging plots, stand out characters, and memorable events from a Kingdom perspective. Although known for her historical romances, she likes to write multiple genres including contemporary, mystery, and nonfiction. Storytelling was a God given design that developed into a passion and she emphatically states Jesus Christ is Author and Finisher of her faith and her fiction. Currently Marlene lives in Pennsylvania where she works and worships. Represented by Hartline Literary...

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Strait Gate

  STRAIT GATE KINGDOM OUTREACH, Reaching and Teaching Keeping on the Strait and Narrow The word strait as spelled in the King James version of scripture means narrow or tight. Today we use that spelling and reference as nautical terminology such as the Strait of Magellan. The more contemporary phrase, straight and narrow, is a familiar idiom not used so much today as it was some decades ago but still widely recognized and easily understood. The world secularized it but its origin is biblical, straight is from the Holy Scriptures. When used in a secular connotation it refers to being legal, keeping on a straight (as opposed to crooked) path in life or any given situation. Straight and narrow is synonymous with being above board with no shadiness or mal-intent. That meaning loosely coincides with the Bible’s definition in less profound degree. The Bible takes it to another level in Matthew 7: 13-14 as you read above. The biblical inference is so deep it declares most people are on the wrong path…the gate leading to the road of destruction, eternal damnation. I know it is not popular to bring this topic up but this is exactly what people need to hear…and hear and hear some more because it’s sadly the truth. Above is the King James version. Below you will find a different translations of Matthew 7:13-14 the message is the same with slight variations on the emphasis of certain words. “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. NLT(New Living Translation) “Go in through the narrow gate; for the gate that leads to destruction is wide and the road broad, and many travel it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it. CJB(Complete Jewish Bible) Not many of us are going to make the cut, my...

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Gunmen of Nicodemus

Four fast guns come to Nicodemus, Kansas. Nicodemus is a town mostly settled by black pioneers and is under siege by a ruthless land grabber named Lucas Hitchcock.. Lucas intends on taking over the town because the railroad is considering making a station in Nicodemus. The townspeople become pawns in a tug of war that will either set them free, destroy what they’ve worked so hard to accomplish or put them in their graves.

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  • Welcome!

    Step Inside! Glad you dropped by to view my current and upcoming Novels. While you’re here check out my Blog, Tea With Me. Then read About Marlene and Contact me sending your questions and comments and don’t forget to browse Read to find out what I recommend by...

  • About Marlene

    Marlene is a Kingdom writer/novelist with a unique style of storytelling. She blends engaging plots, stand out characters, and memorable events from a Kingdom perspective. Although known for her historical romances, she likes to write multiple genres including contemporary, mystery, and nonfiction. Storytelling was...

  • Strait Gate

      STRAIT GATE KINGDOM OUTREACH, Reaching and Teaching Keeping on the Strait and Narrow The word strait as spelled in the King James version of scripture means narrow or tight. Today we use that spelling and reference as nautical terminology such as the Strait...

  • Gunmen of Nicodemus

    <p>Four fast guns come to Nicodemus, Kansas. Nicodemus is a town mostly settled by black pioneers and is under siege by a ruthless land grabber named Lucas Hitchcock.. Lucas intends on taking over the town because the railroad is considering making a station in Nicodemus. The townspeople become pawns in a tug of war that will either set them free, destroy what they’ve worked so hard to accomplish or put them in their graves.</p>