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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He’s Going Back to Egypt

He’s Going Back to Egypt

Mrs. Moses Diary   So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”  Exodus 3:10 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, It has been years since I last wrote. Life got busy fast with the birth of our son and other children. Today, Moses was late getting back from shepherding our sheep today. I had started to worry when he finally got home. He immediately talked to my dad. That’s very unusual for him. I still didn’t know why he was so late but I dared not listen in on their conversation. I stayed busy while cooking his dinner. When he did come home, I sat with him while he ate. He told me about a bush on the mount that looked like it was on fire, yet it didn’t burn up. As he went to go check out this bush God...

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I Married a Prince

I Married a Prince

Mrs. Moses Diary   Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. Exodus 2:21 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, Moses is an ex-prince but, in my eyes, he’s my prince. He saved my sisters and me from the goat herders at the well. The men of the village like him. Obviously my dad likes him because they spend a lot of time talking to each other. Everyone knows how much I like him because I married him. It is nice to have my husband with us when we take the sheep out. You know, Moses doesn’t even act like a prince when we are out with the sheep. He seems to be a simple shepherd and loves the sheep as though they were his children. He makes me feel as I was the only woman in the world. Sometimes I wonder what his...

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