Author Archives: Ta`Mara Hanscom

About Ta`Mara Hanscom

I was born and raised in South Dakota, and I love her people and rich history. For many years I’ve also had a deep love for Italy and her colorful chronology. I was fortunate enough to visit Italy on my 25th wedding anniversary, and I added some of the details of my travels to my fictional series The Caselli Family Series. My favorite sport is baseball – Detroit Tigers – and I can’t wait until the next time I get to see them play in Comerica Park. I live for the next family barbeque. We have three grown children and one grandson. We’ve rescued two cats and one Pomeranian. I teach AWANA Sparks and speak at women’s events. My husband and I currently reside in Northwestern Iowa.

About Errors…And Other Things I’ve Learned From Baseball

With baseball season quickly descending upon us, I was reminded of this devotional I did for a wedding shower last year. It’s one of my favorites, so I hope you enjoy it too. I love baseball and believe that it’s … Continue reading

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Book 4 The Gift is coming soon!

I was asked recently why I wrote the Caselli Family Series. I sat at my computer for a long time trying to find the reason “why” I wrote the series, but I couldn’t come up with a single answer. I … Continue reading

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The Lion of Judah – And the Sword Shall Never Depart Part 3

Israel (the ten tribes minus Judah and Benjamin) is in complete turmoil, and getting pretty nervous without a king. They realize that David had delivered them from the Philistines, but they thought maybe Absalom could do a better job…but now … Continue reading

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The Lion of Judah – And the Sword Shall Never Depart Part 2

It’s the opportunity that Hushai’s being waiting for. He’s Hushai, puts himself in place in order to deceive Absalom. When Absalom asks him for advice, Hushai basically says, look, your father and his men are mighty men, and they’re enraged … Continue reading

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The Lion of Judah – And the Sword Will Never Depart Part 1

David has left town with his family. He’s left behind ten concubines acting as spies – and he’s also sent some allies into the city in order to keep tabs on Absalom’s rebellion. (Please see A Royal Dysfunction Parts 1, … Continue reading

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The Lion of Judah – A Royal Dysfunction Part 3

So, Absalom got everyone to look at him, and then he named his daughter Tamar – thereby keeping what Amnon had done at the forefront of everything. With Amnon’s sin kept alive and well, people may not even notice that … Continue reading

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The Lion of Judah – A Royal Dysfunction Part 2

*Please note: reading 2nd Samuel 13-14 will give depth to the narrative below. David had a son named Amnon, and our Scriptures make Amnon appear to be very troubled and disturbed. For instance, along with his favored cousin, Jonadab, Amnon … Continue reading

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