One of the enjoyable aspects of writing fiction stories is researching and learning about different cultures.

For instance in most places in the world, pointing a finger directly at someone is considered the epitome of rudeness. In other places, people just smile thinking they like my hair style.

Whereas in some countries, a good hearty belch at the table after a meal brings delight to the hostess…in others, a look of horror.

Many politicians have cultural advisers and still end up opening their mouths to change feet.

Even the gifted among God’s people run into difficulties, as they navigate around grammar and spelling, not to mention dialect diversities.

A letter sent to some young students from the famous evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth, spelt the same word in a number of different ways. When the students tackled the great man on his mistakes, he simply said, “Did you understand it?”

Father’s wisdom does not always come in the form of a Ph.D. He uses the simple things to confound the so called wise.

In the quest for understanding, many institutes use big words to hide their ignorance. Medical science uses Latin when they don’t understand what they are looking at. Every time I visit my doctor, I thought he was speaking in tongues when I walked in. No… it was Latin!

Seminary is another of those places. Students make a hasty line into the bookshop after their first lecture, to buy a theological dictionary, just to understand what the Prof just said. “What’s an extra Jesus? Dude!”

In my sometimes pensive state, in between killing off beloved main characters and staring out the window at the antics of Father’s little creatures, a cloud of intense procrastination passes over the mountains and valleys of my understanding.

If we set out in a professional sense to deliberately deceive someone that we understand what we are talking about, by covering our ignorance with large words, then that is professional lying. And if we lead people to believe we are someone we aren’t, like an image…. movie star, politician, pastor or even blog writer, take your pick, that is lying.

What about when we leave out the truth?

What about when we hate something a friend does, says or is and we say we like it… I didn’t want to hurt their feelings!

Do you like my hat?……. (retching noises)…… It’s lovely!

So what’s the moral of your story, Jack?

Concentrate on writing my new book, Paradise Warrior and don’t procrastinate, staring out the window.

Paradise Warrior….coming soon.









Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has three loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); and writing adventure novels. He is the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, The Valley of Flowers; La Belle Suisse (co-authored with Dodie La Mirounette); Zero; and Naive. His new novel, Brindabella's Prophet, is currently being researched and written. Jack writes only to please Papa God and considers his writing a ministry, demanding nothing from the reader for his e-books. If you like Jack Dey’s books and would like to support his ministry, please consider praying for the team at Jack Dey and telling your friends about his titles. New books are constantly being written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.

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6 comments on “DON’T YOU DARE SAY THAT TO ME!!!!!
  1. Kathy says:

    No doubt that lies and deception are not of God,but sometimes the white lies are born out of a desire not to hurt the ones we love. Instead of telling your aunt you LOVE her hat, maybe you can find something about it that you like “The roses on it are a pretty color”. Something to ponder when you are struck with a bout of procrastination.


  2. cocolaelle says:

    This so true Your blessed love your writing. Can you give me some feedback ?


    • JackDey says:

      G’day Cocolaelle.
      I like your blog, you are obviously a deep thinker.
      One of the secrets of writing, is to be able to get inside your character and make your reader feel what the character is thinking. Then your reader becomes the character and identifies with them.
      Writing about something and telling a story from the heart are two different things.
      Its the difference between, ‘I like it and I love it!’
      Regards Jack


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