Noah Building the Ark

Noah Building the Ark

Mrs. Noah’s Diary

“So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.” Genesis 6:14 (NIV)

by Bonnie Beardsley

Dear Diary,

Here I am, back again. Last time I was here, I told you that God asked my husband, Noah, to build an ark. Today, I will give you an update.

Today Noah went to City Hall to get a building permit, and then he bought all the Cypress wood at the local lumber company, which might not be enough. Our sons—Shem, Ham, and Japheth—are helping by cutting down Cypress trees and making more lumber. It is nice to have them and their wives around.

The girls and I are working on the sheets and clothes we will need in the ark. We are also making plans on the food we need to take and when to get it so it won’t go bad. We are going to need some large storage pots to store it all in. All this planning, who knew it would be so much work?


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Bonnie Beardsley is a wife and mother of two boys. Her boys are grown and live on their own, but their dogs are still with her. Before the boys were born she wrote puppet skits for her church’s kids’ church. She is in the middle of writing her first book. Visit her at

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