Seeing Land Three Months Later

Seeing Land Three Months Later

Mrs. Noah’s Diary The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible. Genesis 8:5 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Japheth came running in shouting, “Land ho.” I didn’t like them playing pirates when they were growing up. But this time it was true—he had spotted the tops of some mountains near us. The girls and I planned a party. We made fig cakes and roasted veggies in the small oven while the guys worked on everything else. We danced after we ate to celebrate the first sight of land, even though it was just mountain tops. Then we played a game trying to guess what mountains we are looking at. No one knows who won yet. About Bonnie Beardsley Bonnie Beardsley is...

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Rocky in the Ark

Rocky in the Ark

Mrs. Noah’s Diary But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Genesis 8:1 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Today it seems as everyone is a little short on patience. It has been a long time since the rain stopped. Yet, the water is still there. The trouble started with the girls fighting over what meals to make today. I told them that since we eat three meals a day they can each fix one meal. We planned which one was fixing each meal. They are now working as a team. I will gladly do the dishes. Next, the stairs became a scene of a major fight among the boys. Japeth carried a large load of straw down the stairs and couldn’t see in front of...

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Finally, the Rain Stopped

Finally, the Rain Stopped

Mrs. Noah’s Diary The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. Genesis 7:24 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, The rain had stopped the day after my last post, but it is taking a very long time for the water to go down. It is almost five months since the rain started, and there’s no land in sight. Noah measured the water again and it has gone down some. All this humidity has my hair frizzy. The girls and I are wearing scarves to cover our hair. I have a couple of funny stories. We learned to be quiet when you walk past the parrots. Ham’s wife said something about being in a floating zoo. Next thing we heard were the parrots saying repeatedly, “floating zoo squawk.” The other story is that a cat got out of its cage and the dogs...

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Forty Days of Rain–will it Never End?

Forty Days of Rain–will it Never End?

Mrs. Noah’s Diary “And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.” Genesis 7:12 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Glad we brought mint and ginger with us. Once the boat started floating several of us got sick to our stomachs and the mint and ginger helped. The constant rocking of the ark took some time to get used to. It was a good thing that during the seven days we were waiting for the rain, most of the animals fell asleep. I don’t want to think what it would be like if they threw up. Yuck. We were all excited to see what rain was like. Now it can stop any day. I can’t see land, When the rain stops there is so much water that will take time for it to go down. You might ask, how much is there? The other day Ham decided he wanted some...

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Happy Birthday, Noah

Happy Birthday, Noah

Mrs. Noah’s Diary “Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.” Genesis 7:6 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Yesterday was Noah’s six hundredth birthday. God gave him a gift. We all got to go in the ark with the animals today. It was strange to see the door close all by itself. Now we have seven days before the rain starts. It is a little noisy in here with all the animals. I wonder if the seven days are for us getting used to the noise or for the animal to quiet down?  I guess we will find out. But right now, it is like a big song being sung to God. I guess we will find out in a week what rain is like.   Bonnie Beardsley is a wife and mother of two boys. Her boys are grown and live on their own, but their dogs...

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The Animals Come to the Ark

The Animals Come to the Ark

Mrs. Noah’s Diary “Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.” Genesis 6:20 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Children, you will never believe what began happening this morning—animals have been coming to us all day! Noah reminded me we will have two of every kind of animal to go on the ark with us. The boys are going to have a ton of poop scooping to do. I cannot tell you how many kinds of animals have showed up. Some of them are strange looking. One of the strangest I’ve seen is this really tall animal with a long neck, yellow hair with brown spots, and door knobs on top of its head. I don’t understand how it gets a drink when its head is...

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