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...

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God Gave Noah a Big Job

God Gave Noah a Big Job

Mrs. Noah’s Diary “But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.” Genesis 6:8 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, The other day Noah went for a long walk, I think too long. He came home saying God told him to build a large boat because it is going to rain. The weather man said last night it won’t rain for a thousand years. I think maybe Noah just needs a vacation. Anyway, Noah said that this will be a very big boat. It will have three decks, with rooms for the animals, food, and for us to sleep in. Noah seems very excited that God asked him to do such an important task. I’m excited, too. I’ve never seen rain. Wonder what it will look like?   Bonnie Beardsley is a wife and mother of two boys. Her boys are grown and live on their own, but...

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Introducing Mrs. Noah’s Diary

Introducing Mrs. Noah’s Diary

Mrs. Noah’s Diary  Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Genesis 6:9b (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Noah gave this to me for my five-hundredth birthday. I never thought of using it, but with what he told me is going to happen, I thought it would be good to write about it. Noah and I got married a long time ago. I think I was thirty-five years old. He was so handsome and brave to follow God like his great-grandfather, Enoch. Noah’s name means rest. We have watched this world walk away from God and his ways. Not good. When we had our first-born son, Shem, everyone kept asking his name, but we had a hard time deciding on one. Noah, being a tease, named him Shem, which means name. Our...

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The Perfect Gift

By Annette Stonger Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 Have you ever received a gift for Christmas you’ll always remember?  You might be smiling right now just thinking about it!  When I was a little girl, my parents gave my brother and sister and I a choice between receiving many little presents or one big gift.  I was the only one who chose the one item.  On Christmas morning, my sister and brother opened a lot of gifts while only one small card lay under the tree for me.  Yet, that single gift contained the biggest, most exciting gift I can remember—horseback riding lessons!  I jumped up and hugged my mom and dad.  I will never forget...

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