Please Believe Me

Please Believe Me

  “Lying lips are extremely disgusting to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight.”  Proverbs 12:22 (AMP) by Penny L. Hunt The time-out chair has a hard seat. It’s turned so I can’t see out the window, and it’s so high my feet don’t touch the ground. Today I had to sit there for a long time. Mom asked if I’d taken Ellie for her morning walk. I said, “yes,” but I hadn’t. I’d watched cartoons instead. Ellie couldn’t wait and pooped on the rug by the front door. Dad stepped in it—in his bare feet. I didn’t want Ellie to get in trouble. I told Dad it was my fault. I said I’d waited too long to take her out. Mom heard me. I was caught in the lie I’d told. Dad said lying was one of...

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I’m Thankful for Obedience

I’m Thankful for Obedience

Mrs. Noah’s Diary “And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.” Genesis 7:5 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, It has been a long journey over this past year. The constant rain for forty days stopped but left us in a floating zoo. The smells of all the animals took a long time to get used to, but I think no one really got used to it. I’m thankful it is all over. The major thing I learned is to trust God through the storms and that He will supply our needs. The boys and their wives learned to have patience with each other and work as a team. I am thankful that not just Noah was obedient to follow what God wanted him to do. But the entire family listened to God’s calling on our lives and obeyed him, no matter how strange it sounded at...

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The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Mrs. Noah’s Diary Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.  Genesis 9:16 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Almost two months have passed since Noah’s birthday. God finally let us out of the ark. After we emptied the boat, the first thing Noah did was gather stones to build an altar. Then he offered sacrifices and thanked God for bringing us through the storm. Noah’s sacrifices and praises pleased God, and He made a promise that He’d never again destroy the whole earth with a flood. He placed a rainbow in the sky to seal the promise. The colors were beautiful. Now for my bath. About Bonnie Beardsley Bonnie Beardsley is a wife...

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On the Ark for a Whole Year

On the Ark for a Whole Year

Mrs. Noah’s Diary By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, Genesis 8:13a (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, We have been on this boat for a year. Noah’s birthday is today, and we are still waiting for God to open the door. I asked why we must wait and Noah said, “Could you imagine the mess we would have if all the animals got stuck in the mud. It may look like it is dry to us, but the only one that knows if it is dry is God.” Noah explained it well like he always does. After being in here for a year, everything and everyone one smells like the animals. No matter how many times the boys cleaned up after the animals each day, there was always more. What an endless job. I can’t wait to take a nice hot bath. About...

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Bye, Birdies

Bye, Birdies

Mrs. Noah’s Diary He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him. Genesis 8:12 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Over a month has passed since I last wrote so I’ll catch you up on what has happened. Noah opened the hatch in the roof and released a raven to find dry land. The bird just kept flying in circles. Next, he released a dove to see if there was dry ground, but the dove came back. Noah brought it back in the ark. A week later he sent the dove out again. It stayed out longer than before and brought back an olive leaf in its mouth. After another week Noah let the dove go again, but this time it didn’t come back. It’s the sign we waited for … the bird found dry land. About Bonnie Beardsley Bonnie...

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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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