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 …

The I AM Factor

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I believe God answers prayer. I suspect many of you would agree. However, we often look for the “BIG” answers and neglect His more subtle activity that surrounds us each day. A few years ago, a local radio station challenged its listeners to call in with “God sightings” throughout the day. I usually listen to the radio only while driving, …

Release Day TOMORROW!

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March 17th isn’t just St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the day The Pharaoh’s Daughter releases! I’ve paced and sweated and cried over this baby, and tomorrow it’s borne to the whole world. If I had more than three minutes of free time, I might be excited—or nervous. My assistant, Klicia, has helped immensely with blog posts, newsletters, and mailings. And y’all …

Only Two Midwives in Egypt?

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Have you ever lived in a small town? We raised our kids in Nappanee, IN—population 5,000. Completely surrounded by Amish farms, Nappanee is unlikely to grow larger, and I’m glad. It was the perfect place to raise a family. There were, however, a few drawbacks. One afternoon, only days after moving into our new home, we were cutting down a …

“I was Blind” by Klicia Thompson

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This past Sunday in church, our message came from John 9 where Jesus heals the man born blind. I find the most intriguing part of this story is the aftermath that follows the healing. Rather than rejoice at the miracle that has just occurred, the incredible gift given to this man, almost everyone questions what has just happened. In fact, …

Who’s the Baby-Killin’ King?

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I don’t know about you, but when I encounter a genealogy in the Bible, I’ve been known to skip the whole thing and resume reading at the narrative. Can I get an, “Amen, Sistah”? And what’s with biblical ages? Seriously. Who can keep track of folks whose lifespan is 600 years—or more? Even people like Abraham or Job that hovered …