Rahab—A Name Redeemed

Rahab of Jericho~ the best known of the primary characters in THE STONES OF GILGAL novels. How odd—since she is a foreigner, a Canaanite girl, joining a cast of six young Israelites. Although the lives of these six Israelites impacted the future of their nation in significant ways, their stories lie buried beneath the dust of time. Othniel, Acsah and […]

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Acsah—an inspiration for International Women’s Day

The Stones of Gilgal novels retell the powerful stories of the era of Joshua from the viewpoint of seven real (but minor) biblical characters including two very strong women, Rahab and Acsah. In honor of International Women’s Day, may I introduce Acsah  (Judges 1:12-15) Daughter of Joshua’s closest friend, the heroic Caleb. Future wife of Othniel, the greatest […]

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Be Inspired!

The Stones of Gilgal Novels follow the epic adventures of a group of ordinary young Israelites. As they battle evil together, they sink their roots deeper and deeper into the bedrock of Truth and Love, slowing being transformed from a stand of saplings to a forest of giants, Oaks of Righteousness for the display of God’s splendor. […]

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Warriors needed. Armed and ready

“Some people call us victims. Some call us survivors. I like the term warriors.” Matt Sandusky stated yesterday at the “Not A Target” symposium for the prevention of child sexual abuse in Sonora, California. Victim. Yes, sadly, for nine years. Survivor, yes, in spite of trying to escape his personal hell through risky behaviors and eventually an […]

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Stories Endure Forever

Have you ever pictured God the Father as a storyteller? Of course, we know that Jesus liked stories. The gospels are packed with parables. But God? Hmmm. Think about God’s Book. Sixty six books really. Primarily story, right?  God chose to  weave the threads of individual lives over and under the warp threads of events […]

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Passover, Remember and be Blessed

Passover 2016 begins on April 22. A remembering break is just as necessary for national and spiritual health as a break from work is for mental and physical health. Of the seven holidays included in the Israelite covenant law, three were not optional. They marked events in Israelite salvation history that God did not want his people to forget. […]

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Easter Revelation

Easter in Revelation? Why not? It was written by John, the beloved disciple, who was among the first to see the empty tomb. Many years after the resurrection, while John was an old man in chains for his faith, Jesus visited him as the glorified, risen Lord. The story is told in Revelation chapter one.  John was […]

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Color Me Green

  This month we celebrate St Patrick’s Day with the wearing of green. I like that. Not only do I have Irish blood running in my veins, but I have always loved the color green: Forest green evoking memories of summer camp and high country hiking. Christmas green evoking memories of family gathering and giving […]

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