I wanted to write Biblical fiction since I was a teenager. But I also wanted to marry a godly husband, have kids that would live for God, be a missionary, and/or have a successful career. Consistently God kept closing all other doors. I surrendered writing Biblical fiction to God because it was right and because I couldn’t make money at it. At least, not while I was driven by such resolve for accuracy. It had to wait until perhaps when I retire, given all I hoped to accomplish.
While in Israel God was giving me…a lifeline…. I had come home to my roots.
I worked as an administrative assistant but had numerous tough breaks. With years of experience, my career also ground to a halt in this area. I don’t mind the family responsibilities that prevent me from living where getting work is easier. But my whole career was destroying my confidence in the workplace. Forget all else I wanted, I needed to avoid debt!
I knew God loved me. I was committed to trusting he knows what’s best. But in Israel God gave me the one thing I still longed for, now like a lifeline. His kindness felt more real. I could envision the ancient world so wonderfully! And I had come home to my roots.
Shut doors are God’s best way to teach us faith about his kindness
I made this website because I wondered whether I could become an affiliate marketer. Now I know this will never produce an income for me, but as it evolved into a hobby, God’s kindness became more obvious to me. My years of misery in the workplace fueled this passion. Now, as I do have a pleasant, permanent job again, this website gives me joy by communicating what I’ve been learning. In hindsight, being in Israel was the lynchpin for my healing until I fully recovered. Now I’d like to spread healing to others, even to you.
Changes for my website
My 2 students have been stuck on the Contact Us webpage to try to make it work. 1 of them will be consulting with the instructor of the college. We hope to get this fixed soon.
- Putting out a Fleece, Casting Lots, and Choosing that Hill to Die on February 24, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 3 of 3 February 17, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 2 of 3 February 10, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 1 of 3 February 3, 2020
- Christ’s Temptation as our Inspiration January 26, 2020
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My Focus in Blogging
My story of forgiveness and healing is quite unrelated to envisioning the Bible world. But since our world is sin and pain infested, I suspect many will want to hear more about my personal experience. I wrote a couple of blogs about this, but mostly I focused on envisioning the Bible world. I learned lots after being in Israel, and now I can share that with you.
Plans for Improved Website:
Now that my documentary links are all moved under the Tour Israel menu heading, I’ll see if I can get my website working better for the visually impaired. This requires a lot of work and my student may be too busy with other technical fixes. I’ll see what I can get done by the end of May, 2023.
Thanks for your interest.