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  • June 23, 2012
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Taking a Risk

(At the Sea of Galilee.  Photo by Bulldog Husband, 2010.) I’ve wondered for years what kind of people would do what the Gibeonites did in Joshua, Chapters 9 and 10.  They took a chance and went to meet the very people they feared–face to face.  Knowing their destruction was inevitable unless they could make a […]

Writing with a Purpose

When I said I am writing historical Christian fiction in a recent conversation, the person said to me, “I’m an atheist.”  She was warning me that anything else I was about to say in answering her question of “So, what do you do with your free time?” would have no weight in her thinking. I’ve had […]

Is the Joke on Me?

        “And then there’s the one about a guy I met at exercise class who, when he was told my book is set in the Bronze Age Era, said,  ‘I thought if it was contemporary, you have to get it out quick because things change so fast.  But with the Bronze Age you have more […]

Archeologists’ “Ages”

Someone remarked, “You probably had to do a lot of research about the way people lived  back then.” I did do some, of course, but mostly I thought about just stripping away all the conveniences we have. One of the earliest “revelations” in my research was that Abraham actually lived in the “Stone Age”  before […]

  • June 21, 2012
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The Longest Day of the Year

Did you know today is the longest day of the year?  We don’t often take a lot of notice of that fact, but evidently ancient cultures did.  If you have no other calendar than the sun and moon, you take more notice of the sky. The regularity of the sun, the moon, the seasons–and a […]