Lainey of the Door Islands

My next book is scheduled for release late summer 2020. Door County is where I live and Lainey lives strong and free in the rugged life of the late 1800’s on the islands at the tip of the Door Peninsula. With spunk and grace she survives tragedy and learns to love the life of the lighthouse keeper. You’ll walk the shorelines of life with her, marveling at the beauty and celebrating the life.

Semi-Finalist in Book of the Decade

Blood Moon Redemption recently attained the status of Semi-Finalist in the Serious Writer Book of the Decade Contest. This encompassed books published 2010 through 2019. Such a honor. 

More Than a Review

At the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference I sat down with Donna Feyen of More Than A Review to talk about Blood Moon Redemption. Please join us.

Selah Awards

So delighted and honored to be a 2019 Selah Award Winner. Awards were presented at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference on May 22. Blood Moon Redemption won Third Place in Mystery and Suspense.  Not long after that wonderful evening I was awarded two Finalist placements in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards — Religious Fiction and Book Cover Design Fiction.

Super Wolf Blood Moon

Super Wolf Blood Moon tonight, Sunday, Jan. 20 into Monday Jan. 21 followed by a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus Tuesday morning. Apparently we have some glorious events to view in the night sky in the next few days. As long as the weather is clear we’ll have a great view of Sunday’s lunar eclipse. The moon is at its closest point in its orbit to the earth . . . known as perigee. Apogee is when it’s at its farthest point from the earth. When the moon is in full phase and perigee it’s called Super Moon – it appears a bit brighter than at other times. The first full moon in January is known as the Wolf Moon – apparently so called because the wolves could commonly be heard howling that time of year. A Blood Moon is so named because of the red tinge due to the refraction (bending) of light as the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. Just a thought – when you watch a lunar eclipse you see the shadow of the planet you live on. I just think that is so cool.

On Tuesday morning those two brilliant lights in the pre-dawn sky will pass near each other, known as a conjunction. The smaller light is the planet Jupiter and the larger is the planet Venus. As we orbit the sun and they as well, it will appear they are next to each other, even though they are 400 million miles apart.

Neither of these events is that unusual, but what a privilege to view God’s handiwork in creation. It’s been 3 years since a total lunar eclipse has been visible in the U.S. Genesis 1:14 states “And God said, et there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.” They are not to rule our lives . . . God is our Lord, but they often indicate and foretell what God is doing – think of the star that guided the Wisemen to meet the child Jesus. Astronomy is fascinating. Astrology is putting our trust in the wrong place.

In my novel, Blood Moon Redemption, I explore the prophecies and events that surrounded the Blood Moons that occurred on Jewish Feast Days intertwined with an ancient relic and a terrorist plot. Might be a fun read as we have this Super Wolf Blood Moon this weekend and a great Planet Conjunction just 36 hours later. Happy sky viewing and speculating what these events might signify.

Hall of Fame Awards

The Cheesehead Devotional Hall of Fame Edition was named a Finalist in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards. It also received Second Place Nonfiction in the Serious Writer Medal Awards.

Vince Lombardi is on every page and Brett Favre’s mother, Bonita, wrote the foreword. www.amazon.com/Cheesehead-Devotional-Hall-Fame/dp/1946016330

Christmas Ivy wins 2018 National Indie Excellence Award

Christmas Ivy has been awarded two honors. 2016 at the Florida Christian Writers Conference it won First Place in Short Story. Recently it was named a Winner in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards. Christmas Ivy takes you to a simpler time with heart-felt needs and an amazing visit that points to a provision that can only be divine.  www.amazon.com/Christmas-Ivy-Judy-DuCharme-ebook/dp/B01N0B4MY9

Blood Covenant, Israel, and the End-times, Week 1 Prep

BLOOD COVENANT, ISRAEL, AND THE END TIMES
Bible Study by Judy DuCharme

What is Blood Covenant?
Basically: Whatever you have belongs to me and whatever I have belongs to you.
Technically: A solemn agreement or contract or union between two parties who give themselves unreservedly to each other – strength and weakness, wealth and debt.
It is the strongest bond two people can have and it lasts to all following generations.

10 steps of Covenant throughout the world and history:

Write what and where you remember seeing these steps in the Bible:

1. Two people come together._______________________________________________________

2. Exchange of coats – “Here is me” (character, commitment) _____________________________________________________________________________

3. Exchange of weapons – sword, shield, bow – “I am your strength, I will defend you.”
____________________________________________________________

4. Exchange of portion of name _______________________________________________

5. Cutting – letting of blood (wrists) ____________________________________________

6. Wound is sealed so it can always be seen – rub something in so, even when healed, it’s visible.
__________________________________________________

7. Animal(s) cut in half – walk around while pledging commitment _______________________

8. Rehearse blessings and cursings – very stringent, serious ______________________________

9. Memorial established to remind of covenant – stones (engraved), sheep exchange, planting of trees _____________________________________________________________

10. Covenant Meal (celebration) – simple bread and wine ______________________________

The word ‘covenant’ appears more than 250 times in Old Testament.

Do you see the 10 steps mostly in the Old Testament or New Testament? ___________________

Have you seen covenant stories in the Bible? _____________________________________________

Where do you see covenant in your life? ______________________________________________