Sunday, April 9, 2017

What's happening now.

First of all, to all those who have written and commented with such encouragement, thank you so much!  While I wait for God's time to write Dahveed 6, I've been doing what I can to become a better writer, including taking some on-line courses in writing techniques. 

My Dad continues a slow decline, and caring for him takes more of my time.  However, there is a chance that my brother may be able to spend some significant time in my area, helping with Dad's care.  Please pray that God's will and timing will come to pass. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Website Now Live

My new website is up and running.   Please check it out at and let me know what you think.  Please post comments here on this blog, since the new site does not yet have the capability to take comments.  Let me know of any issues you find on the site.  Thanks!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Website Woes

Just to let people know that my website crashed, and I have not yet be able to get it working again.  My apologies for the inconvenience.  The website crash was the latest in a series of computer issues beginning with a hard drive disintegration that blossomed into an operating system smash that led to a software rebuild, that spilled over into non-recognition of the password for the web-site, that exploded into a full web-site crash . . .  I'll get things going as soon as I can!  God bless!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Dahveed 6: Update 4

Well, I'm done with the translation of the chapters in 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles covered by Dahveed 6.  While I was doing that, I found that sometimes the Hebrew grammar can put a different slant on the translation, so I dug out my reference books for grammar and checked all the references in them.  Now that I've finished with that, I have to enter my notes into the computer so I can organize them, and then make the table of all the names and titles used in the stories.  When David is called "David" and when he is called "the king" can also put a different slant on what is happening . . . After that, I will be ready to begin the final sort of all the note cards.  So, progress may be slow, but it is happening!

I also want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all those who have encouraged me and are praying for me.  May God abundantly bless this thanksgiving season for you all.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dahveed 6: Update 3

Progress on Dahveed 6 may be slow, but it is there!!  I've completed the review, selection, and rough sort of the note cards for the book.  Now, I am reading the story from 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles again in the Hebrew, looking for clues in the text for help in plotting the story.  For instance, in 1 Chronicles 15:2 the word translated "chose" and describing the Levites is Bet Het Resh in the Hebrew.  But in 1 Chronicles 16:41, the word used to describe the "chosen" Levites sent to Gibeon is Bet Resh Resh.  The first means to carefully select the best.  The second means to select through elimination.  So, why are different words used to describe the Levites who were "chosen?"  What are the implication of the two words?  How are they used elsewhere in the story?  What might the author of 1 Chronicles be hinting at when he chose two different words?  More questions like the above can sometimes lead to interesting plot twists.

Please continue to keep me in your prayers, that this book will be written when and how God wants it to be.  God Bless.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dahveed 6: More news

Thanks so much to all of you who have kept me in your prayers.  My dad's health has stabilized enough that I am back on a schedule where progress on Dahveed 6 is possible.  I finished my review of all my note cards -- over 10,000 of them -- and am currently doing "catch-up" research.  Next step, pulling the note cards I will use for Dahveed 6.  Then I will begin to plot the book.  But, one step at a time!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dahveed 6

I had a little project that needed to be done before I began reviewing note cards for Dahveed 6.  I needed to get all my note cards typed into the computer.  I've worked on it sporadically for three or four years, but never really made it a priority.  December, January, and February, I made it a priority.  There are now over 10,000 note cards in various files on my computer where they are--finally!!--easily searchable!  The cards are also tagged, so the current project is to review all the tags, subdivide and combine as necessary, and then pull out the ones for Dahveed 6.  I found a lot of cards that applied to Dahveed 6 while I was typing them in . . . So progress toward the last book of the series is on-going.

However, my father's health is declining, and a good portion of my time is, at this point, taken up with helping him.  Please pray that God's will and God's timing prevail for both my Dad and Dahveed 6.