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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Saved by a Man

Saved by a Man

Mrs. Moses’s Diary  They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.” Exodus 2:19 (NIV) by Bonnie Beardsley Dear Diary, You won’t believe what happened today. My sisters and I were at the well watering our sheep when some bullies came. They scattered our sheep so they could use the well. As my sisters were gathering the sheep, a man appeared and chased the men away. He then drew more water and helped us water our sheep. He looked to be Egyptian, but why was he alone? When we returned home early, my dad wanted to know why. When I told him what happened, he had me bring the man home so my father could properly thank him. I ran back to the well, and the man was still there. He gladly came with me...

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No Reservations Needed

No Reservations Needed

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)   by Kathy O’Neill Whether splashing in ocean waves or hiking in tall mountains, everyone loves vacations. But you usually need reservations for your stay. One spring, hundreds of visitors arrived at a Texas hotel. They didn’t have reservations or suitcases, even though they had traveled a long way. Would the hotel have enough rooms? Would the waffle machine quit? No, the visitors were cliff swallows. In the spring swallows migrate from South America to raise families on the prairie. They build their own rooms and prefer insects to waffles. But they weren’t welcome. All day the birds swooped by...

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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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