Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 2017 Update

News is sifting back to me that Dahveed 2 is getting scarce.  I have the rights to it back, and I'm working on re-printing it as soon as I can.  Right now, I'm waiting on permission to use the same cover.  However, the newly published book may be the author's version, which has some extra material in it.  I'm still debating on what will be best to do.  Let me know your opinions!

Friday, November 10, 2017

November Update

Well, a lot has happened since my last post.  God keeps working in mysterious ways!  But it is encouraging that my brother has returned to this area, and is doing a lot to help with my Dad's care. 

As mentioned previously, Dad continues a slow decline, which means there are more things that he needs done for him now than last spring, but with two of us working together, the load is lighter. 

Even though I do not see the purpose for the long wait to write Dahveed 6, I know God has one, and that some day I'll see and appreciate it!  So, while I am occasionally impatient to get that last book written, I am also content to wait, since my father has higher priority in my life. 

Once again, thanks to all of you hanging onto your patience and sending encouragement and prayers my way!  I do appreciate it so much.

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.