There is a new occult, demonic phenomenon sweeping the nation that is especially popular with naïve and unsuspecting youth. If you have not heard about it, ask your children, as they probably have. It is called the Charlie, Charlie Challenge. It is an act of divination similar to the Ouija Board in that a subject attempts to contact a spirit or demon named Charlie. After achieving contact with the entity, the subject then asks questions of the demon and waits for answers. This “game” is sweeping the globe with individuals videotaping and posting their alleged interaction with the demon named Charlie.
The Bible strictly prohibits divination and necromancy. In fact, the Bible calls it an abomination. While most of these activities will not result in contact with demonic entities, if it does happen, as in the case of my family, the results can be disastrous.
Divination is a very dangerous activity. Not only does it put one at risk of demonic oppression, it places us at odds with a Holy God.
Divination is not a game.
In AHR Book I, in the chapter titled, “Leftover”, Embry describes being forced to sleep outside of closed door room due to her grandfather moving in with the family. Initially, Embry slept on the pictured couch which was covered with a blanket and her Road Runner cartoon pillow.
After a while, Embry’s parents bought her a cot on which to sleep. This was before her bed was moved into the dining room. The photo shows Embry at bedtime. At bedtime, Embry’s mother often sat a bit with them and often shared things with Embry while they both watched over Fern. This was a special time for Embry and her mother and she took the opportunity to take a photo this particular evening.
Upstairs long hallway is the location of frequent demonic activity.
What do J.K. Rowling, Ann Rice, Agatha Christie, Lewis Carroll, George Orwell and Ayn Rand have in common? They all use pen names!
Many authors who publish books under pen names have very good reasons for doing so. The following is a list of the most popular reasons authors choose to use pen names:
- Privacy and to preserve anonymity
- Their real name does not flow or is not “catchy”.
- Separate themselves from prejudice in cases of having an “ethnic” name.
- They plan on writing under different genres.
- To sound more “male”. Male authors tend to sell more books.
- They do not like their real name.
- Because we can!
All of these are very good reasons and many of them are the reasons that I choose to use a pen name. My father still owns the property I am writing about and there is a definite need for privacy for the security of the property as well as for my family. I am a female and feel that I will sell more books if my name sounds male. I plan on writing under different genres, so pen names will definitely come in handy. Take for instance, Nora Roberts. She also writes under the pen name J.D. Robb in a different genre. Many popular authors that you have probably read, write under pen names of which you may not be familiar.
If you are so inclined, research the pen name of some popular authors. You might be surprised!
Embry and her best friend, Jenny.
Embry and Fern.
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