Help, I Can’t Hold My Arms Up

Help, I Can’t Hold My Arms Up

Mrs. Moses Diary “Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” Exodus 17:9b (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, We set up camp at Rephidim. Everything was going great until the Amalekites attacked us. It was scary. I was afraid that our two sons would get hurt or killed. Moses told Joshua to gather some men from the tribes to fight the next morning. I’m glad he chose Joshua to lead them into battle. He’s a good, strong leader. Lately I’ve noticed Moses talking a lot about his staff. It was his staff that God turned into a snake. Moses used that staff to make the Nile undrinkable. He parted the Red Sea with it. The other day when he struck the rock and water came out of it, the staff was still his....

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Water from a Rock

Water from a Rock

Mrs. Moses Diary “So they quarreled with Moses and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’” Exodus 17:2 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley        Dear Diary, It would be nice if these people were thankful for once. God does something big for them and the next day they complain about something else. This time they complained again about water and even asked “Is the Lord with us or not?” They were so out of control over it that Moses thought they’d throw stones at him. Moses prayed to God, telling Him how upset the people were over lack of water and that he feared for his life. God told him what He was going to do. Moses obeyed and did what God said. He gathered the leaders of each tribe. God led Moses and the...

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What is it?

What is it?

Mrs. Moses Diary “When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was.” Exodus 16:14-15 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Just over two months have passed since we crossed the Red Sea and God changed the bitter water, and the people are back to complaining—this time about no meat. Some wanted to go back to Egypt because they had food there to eat. God heard their complaining. He filled Moses in on the plan. That night He would send quail to eat. In the morning there would be flake-like frost on the ground. They were to gather nine pounds of the flakes for every person in the family each day. They...

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From Bitter to Sweet

From Bitter to Sweet

Mrs. Moses Diary “Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink.” Exodus 15:25 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, How quickly people forget what God did for them. It has been three days since we crossed the Red Sea and started our journey to the Promised Land. One would think after what happened with the Red Sea, they would know God will provide what we need. Three days and we saw no sign of water until today. We came to the lake called Marah, which means bitter. That water was so bitter no one could drink it. But God had a plan to prove that he will take care of us. He had Moses throw a piece of wood into the water and instantly we were able to drink...

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Frogs, Flies, and Locusts, Oh My!

Frogs, Flies, and Locusts, Oh My!

Mrs. Moses Diary “If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of…” Exodus 8:2a (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, One thing I have noticed about God is that He is full of grace. Before each plague he gave Pharaoh a chance to change his heart before the plague struck the Egyptians the next day. I am so happy He protected us from the plague. You can read about the ten different plagues in the Exodus: 1. Water turns to blood Exodus 7:14-24 2.  Frogs Exodus 8:1-13 3.  Gnats Exodus 8:16-19 4.  Flies Exodus 8:20-32 5.  Livestock Exodus 9:1-7 6.  Boils Exodus 9:8-12 7.  Hail Exodus 9:13-35 8.   Locusts Exodus 10:1-18 9.  Darkness Exodus 10:19-29 10. ...

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I Feel Sorry for Moses

I Feel Sorry for Moses

Mrs. Moses Diary You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonder in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Exodus 7:2-4a by Bonnie Beardsley Moses’ first meeting with Pharaoh didn’t go well. It made the Egyptian ruler angry and he took it out on the Hebrews … and that made the Hebrews mad at Moses. Moses prayed to God and found out His plan. It won’t be easy. God will be doing the hard work. Through all that is to come God will show Pharaoh that God is stronger than him and He is in control. The next time they went before Pharaoh and he refused my husband’s request, Moses had Aaron throw his staff down....

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