May 282018
 

Words have meanings and the meaning can change from time and place according to our circumstance. Pastor Mark Forest encourages his congregation to study the Bible from the perspective of the audience to whom it was written.

Take the unicorn:

If you get an old 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary, which is the very first edition dictionary that Webster came out with about 200 years ago, and look up the word “unicorn” it says:

Unicorn – An animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros. Unicorn and bicornis varieties. Read the verses again with the raw, powerful image of the rhino in mind. The director of Fossil Rim in Glen Rose once told me that he saw a white rhino toss a female rhino. They can be over 5,000 pounds. This is not the image of the sweet beautiful horse painted in pink.

“God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”

Numbers 23:22 KJV

“God brings them out of Egypt; He has strength like a wild ox.”

Numbers 23:22 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/num.23.22.nkjv

“Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?”

Job 39:9 KJV

http://bible.com/1/job.39.9.kjv

““Will the wild ox be willing to serve you? Will he bed by your manger? Can you bind the wild ox in the furrow with ropes? Or will he plow the valleys behind you?”

Job 39:9-10 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/job.39.9-10.nkjv

May 042018
 
All Writers Pray

Believe me–all writers pray. “Oh, God! Help! 😳Where did that file go?” Or “Please, God. What happened? All lost?😫 Sometimes we pray. “Please make that editor buy my book! ” And sometimes we ask God to damm our computers.  We send prayers for people searching for books on Amazon. Today was a perfect example. I [read more…]

Jan 032018
 
Everyone Should Write Their Stories

I recommend everyone write their Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. If you are a teacher, I especially encourage you to read and write Chicken Soup stories.  If you are a student, or a mom of a student, a writer, a business person, a preacher or Sunday School teacher.   Especially if you are a grandmother.  [read more…]

Oct 042017
 
Tips to Write When Life Happens

Well, I just had a life-kick-in-the -pants. A month and a half ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everyone in my family who had cancer died of it or died of the cure. I immediately thought of all the things I wanted to do, finish, write, publish. Usually the kick brings me clarity. That [read more…]

Oct 022017
 

Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall gives the reader Real Romance, Great Plots, and  the Best Love. The Hatred between the North and the South builds into a wonderful novel, as Eliza and Blake find love and then loose love. Set on the open seas, the broken bitter southerners battle the forces of Light and dark, [read more…]

Jul 142016
 
Proud to Be Story of the Day

Scanning  my email this morning, I was about to delete those newsletters and daily items I don’t read while rushing to a full day. Then  the title “What’s So Funny” took me by surprise. I realized that was my title, our wedding story and it was highlighted as the story of the day to their [read more…]

Apr 042016
 
I love vintage Lisa Wingate

NEW DEAL ON LISA WINGATE EBOOK Free today with ebook Talk of the Town By Lisa Wingate Assistant producer Mandalay arrives in Texas to tape a reality show, only to discover that the finalist is missing. Meanwhile, Imagene Doll wonders if the show could give her life the shake-up it desperately needs. A Christian novel [read more…]