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Why Kr.An.Ke?

Nobody uses a real name these days for their blogs and with all the cutsie, somehow symbolic names and titles out there I felt like I couldn’t compete. So I just used my name, first, middle, last, two letters from each in order. The first two letters of my first name (Kr), the third and fourth letters of my middle name (An), the fifth and sixth letters of my last name (Ke). Happily, they created Kranke…or “cranky” an adjective meaning ill-tempered or irritable which is, not-so-happily, the way I feel most days. You probably already guessed that I’m a mother or else you would have assumed that I grew up with a cranky mother which I will assure you is not the case. Therefore, it is I, the oft-times ill-tempered mother of two who writes this blog. About what I do not yet know.

*Updated 1/17/2009- I do know what I am writing about now. Everything! Becoming a Godly woman and what that means: headcovering? modest/feminine attire? reading an authorized King James Bible? Homeschooling? Separatism? Biblical Agrarianism? There is so much that it can easily overwhelm but I must press on.

*Updated 10/24/2009- To be even more specific, I am writing about how God is working in my life. I still continue writing about those debate-worthy topics from before, but I am much more decided on my opinions now. Headcovering? No. Modest/Feminine Attire? Yes, Dresses or skirts only. Reading the KJV? Only. Homeschooling? Yes. Separatism? Biblically mandated, lifestyle-not necessarily the complete removal from all secular society. Biblical Agrarianism? Love to- not likely; maybe just a container garden for now. I love to write and will oftentimes sit down at the computer just to “think” about whatever is on my mind.

*Updated 6/20/2014- I’m barely writing anything at all anymore, but I did want to specify that my feeling on many of those issues have changed. I’m sure that I will post debate-worthy topics at some point, probably most likely about homeschool or modesty. Headcovering? No. Modest/Feminine Attire? Yes, be modest in dresses or pants. But I really like dresses because they are pretty. Reading the KJV? I like reading a bunch of versions, I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God in its original form. Homeschooling? Would love to, but I’m just not there; what I’m doing is hurting my kids, so I’m enrolling them in public school (or public charter) until the time when my character has changed enough or until some catastrophic event makes it necessary. Separatism? Be in the world but not of the world. Biblical Agrarianism? Not happening, even if I thought it would be cool. But I have a garden now.

So there you have it.

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6-9 ESV


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