Bathsheba: The Beloved Wife




When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband had died, she mourned her lord. But once
the mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her into his house. She became
his wife and bore him a son. But the Lord was displeased with what David had done.
“The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: You shall not die. But since you have utterly
spurned the Lord by this deed the child born to you must surely die.” Then, David
comforted his wife Bathsheba. He went and slept with her; and she conceived and bore
him a son, who was named Solomon. The Lord loved him… (2 Samuel 11:26-27, 12: 13
14, 24, NAB)
In Bathsheba, we again encounter a woman who had very little control over the
circumstances of her life. Women in biblical times had very little say about their lives.
What they could control was their response to their situations. Unlike Michal, Bathsheba
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did not become a bitter, angry woman. Instead, she chose to love and forgive. She also
turned to God and God rewarded her with a son who would be the next king.
Several years ago, my daughter did something that went totally against everything
I believed and thought I had taught her. I thought I was responding in love and doing all
the right things in response to the situation. Then a few years ago, I had a metanoia
moment, when I realized I had forgotten the most important thing. I had not forgiven her,
I had not forgiven myself and I had not asked or given God forgiveness. Although life
had moved on there was still blackness in my heart. I had to forgive and ask forgiveness.
Only then could I move on to true love and compassion.

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A is for Allelujah and Aaron/Airyn

I was just reminded of this blog hop today. Usually I’m better prepared but this year has been a roller coaster so far and the ride is not ending any time soon. So this month you will get a mixed bag of posts. I will try and do two mini posts for each letter, one inspirational as has been my April posts, but I am also in the process of gearing up for the release of the first book in my YA Christian Fantasy trilogy on April 26 so I will include a fact about my book in each of my daily posts.

So here we go April 1: A is for Allelujah

How exciting that April 1 is the day after Easter this year. Allelujah: He is Risen. Jesus has set us free.


A is for Aaron/Airyn

Aaron/Airyn is one of the main characters in my trilogy. Although he doesn’t appear till the end of the second book Palace of Three Crosses, this young man paid a pivotal role in the beginning of the writing process for the trilogy. Part of Aaron’s story was written first, and a small book Aaron’s Revenge was even self published first. As I finished writing this excerpt from Aaron’s life I realized there was so much more story to tell, like how that young man got to the point where that story started. These thoughts gave birth to the Palace of the Twelve Pillars trilogy. With that realization Aaron’s father, uncle and a whole slew of other characters took center stage to contribute to the saga. You will hear more about them in the coming month. Just remember that Aaron/Airyn started it all.

I guess I should quickly explain the two spellings. He started out as Aaron, but as I got into the third book found the need for him to have two names yet only one name, so to some of the characters he became known as Aaron, while to others he became known as Airyn.

To get anymore details than that you will have to read the books.

Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One Release Date April 26 2013

Palace of Three Crosses: Book Two Release Date September 2013

Sanctuary of Nine Dragons: Book Three Release Date TBD