Nicknames, Name Changes, & Nightmare Pronunciations

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If you’ve ever read one of my novels, you know they’re filled with difficult-to-pronounce names. I try to extend mercy to my readers by assigning nicknames to the characters, a practice I’ve found nowhere in historical records. But nicknames are something with which modern-day readers are familiar.   My readers also have to keep up with character name changes, sometimes changed by God, other times …

Who is Hephzibah?

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There are several women in Scripture for whom my heart absolutely aches. Leah, because her husband Jacob openly loved his other wife, Rachel, more. Mary, the mother of Jesus, whose joy of birth and early motherhood gave way to letting go of the unpredictable and divine Son she watched die on the Cross.   And then there is Hephzibah. She was wife of Hezekiah, …

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Who Is Isaiah?

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When children list their superheroes, we get Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and maybe—now that we’re raising more sophisticated children—Captain America and/or Iron Man. Diligent, Bible-teaching parents might invest in the Super Heroes of the Bible Sticker and Activity book. I would be surprised if the prophet Isaiah was featured in this book. He’s generally not listed with Old Testament greats like:  …

Daughters

Who is Isaiah’s Daughter?

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Let’s face it…daughters are a special class of people. I’m one. I birthed two. And I’m a proud GramMesu to four grand ones! Sons and grandsons are wonderful, too, I know—I’m married to an amazing one—but they’re made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. Right? Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Okay…most of …

How to Pray When Life is Hard

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If you haven’t yet heard, let me tell you here—the release of my next book, Isaiah’s Daughter, must be delayed from October 2017 to January 2018. Why? Well, because life got hard—but God remained good. Wanna read a little about what I learned through the process? The Journey ‘Til Now When I signed the contract for Isaiah’s Daughter in May …

How Do We Know Isaiah’s Daughter?

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February is BFF month! My new team of BFFs is in place. CLICK HERE to see a list of the members and their personal websites. A few weeks ago, I asked y’all on my Facebook page to ask some questions about Isaiah’s Daughter, and you responded with some great ones! This month’s blog posts will answer those questions. Understanding God’s Word It …