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 …

Embracing Your GPS—Sarai & Hagar

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I was on my way to speak at a pastors’ wife’s conference and made the grave error of relying on my phone’s GPS for directions. Why was it an error? Because the conference center was so far into the mountain foothills that my phone lost reception. When I lost my cell signal, I lost my navigation. Oooooh, how I wished …