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 …

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A Name Ain’t Just a Name

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If you’ve read more than two chapters of the Old Testament, you’ve probably realized a name ain’t just a name. There’s a whole discipline, called Etymology, devoted to the study of names. Giving names is an honor God bestowed on man while his fellowship was yet unbroken by sin. What a privilege our God gave Adam, when every animal paraded before …

Explore the King Tut Exhibit With Me – Trip #3

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Got Me Thinking… On Jan. 2, 2013, I went with a friend and her daughters to the King Tut Exhibit in Seattle. King Tutankhamun–King Tut to most of us–was an Egyptian king made famous by his tomb of hidden treasures found in the early 1900’s. Often referred to as the “boy-king,” Tut reigned from (approx.) 1336-1327 BCE and is thought to have died …

Don’t Scare the Normals

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A Year For New Normal Everyone loves a new start, right? And the new year gives us a reason to set new goals, begin healthier living, and establish new habits. But how many New Year’s resolutions establish a new normal?  Well, I think normal may be a bit over-rated and perhaps a little misunderstood. But what do I know? I’m a writer…and a …