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Look What I Found—Mered’s Steadfast Heart

The Pharaoh’s Daughter – Bible Study—Week #2 Click on the following title to print today’s devotional: Look What I Found—Mered’s Peace Biblical novels give us a chance to meet folks we might not otherwise notice if a deeper story hadn’t been researched and written. Mered is one of those biblical characters. Lost in a long genealogy of the … Read More

Look What I Found—Anippe’s Fear

The Pharaoh's Daughter

The Pharaoh’s Daughter – Bible Study—Week #1   Click on the following title to print today’s devotional:  LOOK WHAT I FOUND–ANIPPE’S FEAR That late, great philosopher of the 1960’s—the Beatles’ John Lennon (*grin*)—said there were two great motivators: fear and love. In The Pharaoh’s Daughter we meet a young girl, Anippe, whose life is full of one … Read More

The Pharaoh’s Daughter Releases TODAY–March 17, 2015!

The Pharaoh's Daughter

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A Good Big Sister

Countdown Week 1

m4s0n501 Big sisters are a rare breed. I’m not one, but I have one. I birthed and raised one. I’m even grandparenting one. Big sisters are amazing. They protect. They love. They boss. They remember. Big sisters are God’s way of putting two moms in a single family. It’s a good thing Moses had a … Read More

Only Two Midwives in Egypt?

Countdown Week 2

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, … Read More

Who’s the Baby-Killin’ King?

Countdown Week 3

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 … Read More

2015 Blog Contest Rules

Here are my 2015 Blog Contest Rules: No purchase necessary to enter or win Contest is open to US and international participants. International winners may receive a substitute prize of equal or greater value. The contest begins when the blog post goes live and ends at midnight PST on the Wednesday preceding the following Friday … Read More

Slavery in Stages

Cou ntdown Week 4

No addict expects to become an addict. When I began drinking alcohol at age fifteen, I didn’t think, “I’m going to get drunk every day and hide bottles in my bedroom.” But by nineteen, I was hooked and could have easily ruined the rest of my life—if Jesus hadn’t rescued me. Addictions are sneaky. They … Read More

When Comfort Becomes Bondage

5-wk countdown

  I’d had a rumbly tummy and full-out intestinal revolt for five days. I’d narrowed down the suspects to three possible causes: my favorite oatmeal, coffee with creamer, or stress. Faced with the very real possibility of giving up my favorite breakfast food or—heaven forbid—coffee, I began rationalizing…       How could anyone be … Read More

Birth Order Burdens

Cooley kids

Birth order can be an interesting topic. I’m the baby of the family—nine years younger than my brother and fourteen years younger than my sister. I was officially an “oops,” but my parents called me their “bonus baby” to shield my little psyche. Babies of the family typically don’t need a lot of shielding, however. … Read More