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Name: Petra van der Zande
Website: christinaboerma.com/christinaboerma
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Articles written: 50

 About Self
I'm married to William (Bill). Originally from Holland, the LORD called us in 1989 to Israel. We very much feel at home here and since 1991 became foster parents of (very) special needs children. Presently we have 2 girls aged 22 and 21. Our 14 year old boy died very unexpectedly in February 2009 and we're still trying to cope with the loss. A nurse by profession, I'm a full-time mother, whose is interested in too many things. After finishing the Long Ridge Writing Course "Breaking into print" and their "Novel Course" I couldn't but write. As God is using my Gift of writing, I keep honing my skills. Two Biblical/Historical novels are waiting for a publisher interrested enough to print them. I've written more than 100 non-fiction articles and stories and lately been writing about Isael for a US based radio station. Often I write under the pen-name Christina Boerma. My latest endevour is a new novel set in 1938 Amsterdam, Holland, which will end in Israel 1948.
Article Archives
Date Title Views Status
03/28/09 Purified and Forgiven 853 Free to Share
05/01/08 Shavuot – the joyful holiday 1363 Free to Share
04/29/08 To Forget Means to Die – to Remember, to Live 1157 Free to Share
01/27/08 New Year of the Trees 1323 Free to Share
01/27/08 Lessons From the Almond Tree 14519 Free to Share
01/27/08 How to Write and Sell a Christian Novel 1560 Free to Share
08/21/07 Running to the Mountain (a Midlife adventure) 992 Free to Share
08/21/07 Under the Tuscan Sun (a Home in Italy) 1072 Free to Share
08/20/07 The Feast of Tabernacles then and now 1075 Not For Sale
08/20/07 Rejoicing in the Law 933 Not For Sale
08/01/07 Jackals in Jerusalem 1294 Free to Share
08/01/07 Harmless, Sweet and Gentle, With a Bubbly Laugh 1182 Not For Sale
08/01/07 God Even Uses Wormwood 1072 Not For Sale
07/20/07 A bit on the Side 1290 Free to Share
07/07/07 Signs and Symbols in Israel 1137 Not For Sale
07/07/07 a Very Special Chanukah Celebration 1391 Not For Sale
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Challenge Articles
Date Title
05/21/09 A Heavenly Gift
08/14/08 Yonah's Story
08/05/08 The Story behind Amsterdam’s Skinny Bridge
07/30/08 Putting Your Mind to it - With God's Help
07/23/08 Standing Strong
06/03/08 Coming and Going While Watched by the LORD
05/19/08 A Beautiful Wonderful Blessing
04/08/08 A Grandpa to Behold – Love letter to my Grandfather
03/12/08 Twelve Year Miracles in Kfar Nahum
02/28/08 A Tale of Two Brothers
02/02/08 They Will Know we Are Christians by Our Love
01/27/08 The Hidden Beauty of a Plain and Unloved Wife
01/20/08 The Right Way to Create a Masterpiece
01/13/08 Advise From an Old Man to Whom God Was Gracious
01/05/08 A Fool Whose Wife Causes Joy
12/11/07 On This Rock I Will Build My Church
12/04/07 A.D. Home Group - Food, Fellowship, Encouragement and Prayer
11/25/07 Tabitha’s Gift of Doing Good
11/19/07 "A Comely and Honest Pulpit"
11/11/07 Melt Down the Saints and put Them in Circulation
11/01/07 Let Your Light Shine Before Men
10/30/07 Gloucester Ragamuffin Roundup
10/21/07 New Life in Beit Anyah
10/17/07 Having, Sharing, Participating and the Brotherly Bond
10/08/07 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
09/18/07 Stilled To a Whisper
09/09/07 a Blessed Surprise
09/05/07 A Shocking Boldness That Rendered Many Blessings
08/26/07 A Frightened Hero
08/08/07 One Nerve Left
08/01/07 From Night of Weeping to Joyful Morning
07/24/07 A Donkey for the Lord
07/16/07 An evening walk in Jerusalem
07/07/07 Surely Confident

Critique Circle Postings
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11/06/07 More on God's Timing Anthology
10/05/07 God's Timing
09/11/07 A Christian Guide to the Jewish Festival of Sukkot

Free Reprint Articles
Date Title
08/21/2007 Running to the Mountain (a Midlife adventure)
08/21/2007 Under the Tuscan Sun (a Home in Italy)
08/20/2007 The Power of Encouragement (Discovering your ministry of affirmation)
08/20/2007 Encourage me (Caring words for heavy hearts)
07/07/2007 Behind the Stories