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What wonderful promises from God to the Israelites! 😍 #BibleBuddyRead

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Today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Exodus 22-25.

Looking forward to seeing your posts! 🙂

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I hope everyone had a good weekend! We‘re officially on Week 4 of the #BibleBuddyRead! 😃 Today‘s reading is Exodus 19-21.

Looking forward to your posts, and as always you‘re welcome to discuss below! 👇🏻

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Happy Sunday everyone! Today is catch-up day for the #BibleBuddyRead! 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m terribly behind! I‘m off tomorrow and hope to catch up. I‘m feeling a little under the weather and hoping it‘s not Covid 😩 2d
Mtroiano I hope you feel better soon! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 20h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mtroiano thank you!! ❤️ 19h
BookBabe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope not too! How are you feeling? now
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It‘s time for the #WeeklyWrapUp! Let‘s have a discussion here with our thoughts and takeaways from this past week‘s reading. 😃👇🏻

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jdiehr I feel bad not participating as much as I would like to, but my devotional has me reading different parts of the Bible! I started with several chapters in Genesis, then read Job, and now am back in Genesis 😄 3d
LiteraryinLawrence Are you feeling any better yet from the pneumonia? 3d
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Sleepswithbooks Gorgeous photo 3d
Daisey One of the things I found interesting on this read through was that I had basically forgotten Moses had a wife as she is just barely mentioned and returns to her father when Moses goes back to Egypt. (edited) 3d
BookBabe @LiteraryinLawrence thanks so much for asking. Pneumonia is NOT fun. I‘m feeling maybe a teensy bit better. Also got a positive Covid test back. 😐 Praying for healing. This has been 2 weeks solid already 3d
BookBabe @Sleepswithbooks Thank you! 😊 3d
BookBabe @Daisey I had forgotten her too…but if it weren‘t for her, Moses wouldn‘t be alive! God was going to kill him for not fulfilling the circumcision covenant. But his wife came to his rescue and circumcised their son, so God let Moses live! 😳 3d
BookBabe @jdiehr no worries! 😄 3d
niftytiffd @bookbabe 🙏 Hope you feel better soon! 2d
niftytiffd I think Exodus 12:36 is interesting — how God had made the Egyptian people favorably disposed toward the Israelites. The Egyptians gave the Israelites whatever they asked for (gold, silver, and clothing) when they were leaving Egypt, and were ultimately plundered. It‘s a good reminder that God can even use our enemies to bless us! 2d
BookBabe @niftytiffd Thank you, I hope so too! ❤️ That‘s a great point about God using our enemies to bless us! 😃👏🏻👏🏻 2d
quirkyreader I have a tendency to get distracted while reading Exodus. That was mentioned in a previous post. New “heroes” also appear Exodus. But mostly get ready for the blame game, and the wise consul that Moses‘s father in law gives him. 2d
Butterfinger Even as a child, I would wonder - why did God harden the Pharaoh's heart. I never got it, but this reading I think I am close to an answer that makes me comfortable. He did it to prove His glory. But it started a precedent. He had to keep proving Himself to the Hebrew people. Even to the point that they didn't recognize the Messiah when He was born. Plan of salvation??? 2d
BookBabe @quirkyreader distracted why? 3h
BookBabe @quirkyreader yes, that was definitely wise counsel that his father-in-law gave him. I was surprised at how readily Moses followed his advice! 3h
BookBabe @Butterfinger Wow, interesting point about setting a precedent of God having to prove Himself to the Israelites. And yes, like you said, to the point that they didn‘t recognize the Messiah when He was born! 😮 3h
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Love this illustration of Moses and Aaron petitioning Pharaoh! #Exodus #BibleBuddyRead

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I didn‘t grow up with the Bible, but somehow this Bible Stories book made it into my childhood bookcase, and somehow I still have it. I remember loving these illustrations as a child, and the ink had a strong smell that I thought was the smell of the blood in the Nile in one of the illustrations. #Exodus #BibleBuddyRead

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It‘s Saturday, and it‘s our last day of reading for the week—today‘s reading is Exodus 16-18 for the #BibleBuddyRead.

Looking forward to seeing your posts!

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Happy Friday! Today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Exodus 12-15.

Looking forward to seeing your posts! Feel free to share thoughts below as well 🙂

BookBabe I‘m still catching up from the past 2 crazy days 😬 Hoping to get caught up today! 4d
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I know I‘m behind. Been reading the Bible while I‘m in the ER. 🥺

But can you believe this?! God was going to KILL Moses!!! 😳 Yikes. I did some googling to find out more; this seems like a good explanation 👇🏻

https://www.gotquestions.org/kill-Moses.html

#BibleBuddyRead

Roary47 I hope everything is okay and fast healing comes. 5d
curiouserandcurioser @BookBabe praying you feel better💕 5d
Butterfinger Oh no. Hope everyone is doing well. 5d
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Texreader I am sorry I‘m going to drop out of the group. I want to do more research to find the right Bible to read and I‘m just way to busy to do that right now and then catch up with reading. I‘ve started and stopped over the years because of versions I struggled with. I really liked the last one I‘d been reading so I was motivated to read it, but I can‘t remember the publisher. I love that you are doing this but this year is just not going to work for me 5d
BookBabe @Texreader I understand. If I may make a recommendation, I like the NIV, published by Zondervan (Thomas Nelson also publishes NIV); and someone whose opinion I trust suggested the CSB, published by Holman, which is what I‘m mostly reading this round. These versions are both very readable. 4d
BookBabe Try comparing here on BibleHub: https://biblehub.com/psalms/23-1.htm You can click the blue arrow to go to the next verse. This lets you compare the same verse in several versions at once to see which is preferable. @Texreader (edited) 4d
Texreader @BookBabe Thanks!! Will do. I appreciate the recommendations. I‘m pretty sure the version I liked was one of those two 4d
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Today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Exodus 8-11.

After spending the entire day yesterday dealing with doctors and pharmacies, I‘m now a bit behind myself.

They did a chest x-ray and found spots on my lungs that shouldn‘t be there ☹️ I likely have pneumonia. Prayers are appreciated ❤️

Meanwhile, if you all would like to continue the discussion, you‘re welcome to do so below in addition to your own posts. 👇🏻

kspenmoll Oh I hope you heal quickly; pneumonia can be tricky. Be kind to yourself.🙏🙏🙏 5d
slategreyskies Hope you feel better soon!! Hugs! 💕 5d
SRWCF Ohhh, I've had walking pneumonia and it's no joke. Take extra good care of yourself! 💝 5d
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CogsOfEncouragement Take care, get well soon 💟 5d
Mtroiano Praying! I hope you feel better soon ❤️ (edited) 4d
BookBabe @Mtroiano Thank you so much for your prayers! ❤️ 4d
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Today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Exodus 4-7!

Looking forward to your posts. Please feel free to share your thoughts here too👇🏻

MelAnn In todays reading I kept thinking Moses had dementia or was drunk when he wrote it - or maybe the translators were. It seems like everything was repetitive and then Moses kept saying he couldn‘t do it, he was a lousy speaker. How many times have we said we can‘t do it - totally missing the point that it‘s not about us - but what God can do? 6d
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I absolutely love that Moses‘ actual birth mother was brought in to nurse baby Moses! ❤️ What a beautiful example of God‘s goodness and love.

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian #BuddyRead

🎨: Edwina Buckley

CogsOfEncouragement I love that detail too. 5d
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Exodus! 🙌🏻 #BibleBuddyRead #Christian

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All Things Beautiful Ziparound Devotional: 365 Daily Devotions | BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC, BroadStreet Publishing
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This showed up on my porch today. ❤️
A gorgeous devotional sent as a gift from my mother-in-law.
😍 I love the cover, and the zipper is so neat! I‘ve never had a book that zips up before.
I had to laugh because the description on Amazon says the cover provides “exquisite tactile appeal”…sounds so like hyperbolic marketing, but it‘s TRUE! It does add exquisite tactile appeal! 😄

slategreyskies Awwww, what a thoughtful gift! 💕 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 7d
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Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️ 7d
kspenmoll It‘s lovely! 6d
AvidReader25 That is beautiful! 6d
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Well, we are officially out of Genesis and into Exodus! 🙌🏻Today‘s reading is Exodus 1-3. #BibleBuddyRead

Roary47 I‘m behind so reading it today. So excited we already finished a book! 😍 6d
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Snow day! 😍 Woke up to this ❄️

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It‘s Week 3 of the #BibleBuddyRead. Today‘s reading is Genesis 47-50. Looking forward to seeing your posts! Feel free to share your thoughts and takeaways below 👇🏻

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Happy Sunday everyone!
Today is catch-up day for the #BibleBuddyRead 🙂

BTW, I‘ve been *trying* to tag everyone on each post, but Litsy is glitching big time, whether on the app, mobile browser, or desktop browser. So please don‘t wait to be tagged to interact…just tap the hashtag #BibleBuddyRead and see all the posts there, or scroll through my profile.

cwarnier Thank you for all of your hard work with this. I really enjoy the discussion we have had.
I know it must be hard feeling under the weather.
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BookBabe @cwarnier Yes you‘re right, it is. But a comment like this makes it all worthwhile. ☺️ Thank you, your comment made my day. ❤️ I‘m enjoying the discussion too. 1w
Roary47 I‘m catching up today and still need to look up Jacobs family names in chapter 46. Ironically, just read the story of Joseph in my oldest‘s Veggie Tales story book so it was recap. Hehe. 1w
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Two weeks ago I thought to myself, “Well, at least it‘s not a cold winter, at least we don‘t have to worry about the pipes bursting or anything like that.”

I spoke too soon. This is COLD. 🥶

KellyK It‘s been a bizarre winter here. We‘ll go 5-10 days with temps in the 50‘s and 60‘s and then we have 2-3 days of really cold temps. It hit 23 today but the windchill is still in single digits. 🥶 1w
Kimzey 🥶 1w
blondie I‘m happy we‘re finally out of the negatives in my state😅 it‘s been very up and down this winter. 1w
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LiseWorks Lol and here in Canada our celcius degree reading is drumroll please -28 Feels like - 39. With a storm prediction of 25 centimeters of snow coming tomorrow. 1w
BookBabe @LiseWorks Yikes! That is REALLY cold! How do your pipes not freeze? 😳🥶 1w
BookBabe @KellyK it‘s been like that here too! Where are you? I‘m in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1w
BookBabe @blondie Yes, lots of up and down here too. 2 weeks ago I could sit outside on the porch! 1w
KellyK @BookBabe - I‘m kind of in the middle of the contiguous 48, in central Kansas. 1w
LiseWorks @BookBabe we have basements in our houses lol, when it gets really cold for days we let the water run a bit to keep the pipes from freezing 1w
MelAnn Brrr 1w
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You guys. 🤦🏻‍♀️ This past week has been ROUGH. Sorry I didn‘t yet post the #WeeklyWrapUp.

However, it has occurred to me that it makes more sense to post it on the weekend, after we‘ve done all the readings for the week, so that‘s what I‘ll do going forward.

Let‘s discuss below! 👇🏻

What are your thoughts & takeaways from this week‘s reading?

Remember to check the hashtag #BibleBuddyRead so you can see and interact with all the posts!

EadieB I learned that even though we are sinners God loves us and remains faithful to his promises for us. (edited) 1w
BookBabe @EadieB Yes! 🙌🏻 1w
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BookBabe Is it just me or was Joseph toying with his brothers? 😂 1w
BookBabe I can‘t say I blame him…they were HORRIBLY wicked to him. I‘m impressed that he was able to forgive them and bless them after all that. I like Joseph 🙂 He was upstanding and of good character. I like that he didn‘t let that floozy suck him in to her web of sin. I can understand why Joseph is such a popular name! 1w
Butterfinger I think Joseph could have been a little brat. These are just my thoughts - he was the one who tattled on Reuben and he knew he was the father's favorite so when they came to him for food, his bratty self came through. Just me imagining - not based on Scripture. 1w
MelAnn Joseph is my people 😂 1w
quirkyreader Even though Joseph was the favourite, it was Leah and her children who ended up being the favoured ones. 1w
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Wow, I‘m so under the weather I didn‘t even know what day it is…thought today‘s Sunday. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Genesis 42-46.

Looking forward to seeing your posts! ❤️

cwarnier Why does Genesis switch between Jacob and Israel? God changed his name, but it goes back and forth? 1w
Butterfinger I noticed it too @cwarnier I need to look back and see if there is a pattern. Like when it is talking about family - Jacob and talking about the family's destiny - Israel. 1w
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Butterfinger I don't think I will be able to join tonight. I'm suffering from a cluster headache and this is my third day with it. I am just not feeling well. 1w
EadieB The rest of Genesis is about Joseph, a person I am familiar with. I‘m looking forward to Exodus. I love 💕 Moses‘ story. Always felt sorry for him because he was punished and never was able to enter The Promised Land. (edited) 1w
Crazeedi I'll be up to dat with my reading and ready for the coming week! We are going to have snowstorm and then frigid weather later so I plan to just stay in. I am taking notes on what I'm reading. And making comments to myself about how things just show the continuity of Gods plan. The things Abraham Isaac and Jacob do that will be part of the Law given to Moses in the other books of the Torah. They were already pulling themselves together as Gods chos 1w
Crazeedi Gods chosen people 1w
BookBabe @EadieB I believe you meant that Moses was never able to enter the Promised Land—he was able to enter Egypt. Yes that‘s rough. I always felt bad for him too. To have done all that work all those years and not get to enter the Promised Land…scary to think about. God doesn‘t mess around when it comes to taking His glory. 1w
EadieB @BookBabe Yes I was talking about Moses. Shows that we need to listen to God and what he asks us to do and follow his directions. (edited) 1w
BookBabe @cwarnier @Butterfinger Yes I noticed that too, the flipping between Jacob and Israel 1w
BookBabe @Butterfinger sorry you‘re not feeling well either 😕 1w
BookBabe Just to clarify so no one gets confused: Moses was raised in Egypt, and God prohibited him from entering the Promised Land, the land of Canaan, which in the future would become Israel, because Moses stole God‘s glory by disobeying God‘s instructions and striking the stone.

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EadieB @BookBabe Thanks for clarifying that. I fixed my post. 1w
BookBabe @EadieB ☺️❤️ 1w
BookBabe @Crazeedi Yes! Love that! 🙌🏻❤️ 1w
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Hi everyone, today is Week 2 Day 5 of the #BibleBuddyRead.
Today‘s reading is Genesis 37-41.

Looking forward to your posts and your thoughts on today‘s reading! Feel free to chat about it below. 👇🏻

EadieB I'm up-to-date with the readings. @BookBabe You would probably get more responses if you tagged people. 2w
MelAnn I attended the second of three funeral this week - all out of town. Im keeping up just haven‘t posted much since been driving etc 2w
MelAnn I really appreciate you posting these even though you feel like crap! I know to come look for these posts. I‘m losing days like socks in a dryer due to three funerals out of town this week and hubby‘s new work schedule so this helps so much!!! You are in my daily prayers for recovery. Covid is nothing to sneeze at .. well… there is lots of sneezing 😂 Give yourself some grace and we will, too! Don‘t worry about tagging me. Post is enough. 1w
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Daisey Hoping that you feel better soon. Also no worries from me about tagging or not. I just check the hashtag every few days to see everyone‘s posts. 1w
cwarnier I always find it interesting what little details I pick up on basic stories if the OT. Especially those that I teach to littles. 1w
BookBabe @EadieB I've been *trying* to tag everyone on each post, but Litsy is glitching big time, whether on the app, mobile browser, or desktop browser. So please don't wait to be tagged to interact...just tap the hashtag #BibleBuddyRead and see all the posts there, or scroll through my profile. 🙂 I‘m trying, but the tech is fighting me! 1w
BookBabe @MelAnn I‘m so sorry for these losses you‘ve experienced. 😥 May the Lord comfort you and give you His peace during this trying time. 🙏🏻 1w
EadieB @BookBabe OK no problem! 1w
BookBabe @MelAnn @Daisey thank you so much for understanding, and for your prayers and well wishes. I still feel like a complete wreck, but I‘m trying lol ❤️ 1w
BookBabe @cwarnier This is my second time reading the Bible, and I‘m picking up on so many things I missed the first time! Largely because the first time most of the names were unfamiliar to me. But now I‘m like “ohhhh, it‘s THEM! So that‘s why that happened!” It‘s exciting. Makes me look forward to deeper understanding in future readings! 1w
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Hi all, today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Genesis 34-36.

Tried posting this several times today but it refused to post, sorry to be late.

We‘re still very under the weather here, please forgive my not being as active as I‘d like to be. ❤️

SamanthaMarie We've been sick off and on (mostly on) for a month now. Don't apologize!! You get the rest your body needs. Is your daughter still okay?? 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Feel better soon! I‘m behind because of work! I hope to catch up tomorrow ❤️ 2w
Mynameisacolour Sorry I haven't been participating as much as I'd like to. My whole family had the flu and I'm trying to get caught up 2w
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EadieB I'm up to date with the readings. Hope you feel better soon. I didn't realize you had been posting. 2w
BookBabe @Mynameisacolour I‘m sorry you all have been sick too! It‘s no fun. Hopefully you‘re all doing better ❤️ 6d
BookBabe @SamanthaMarie Thank you ❤️☺️ Little daughter is doing well. Mama, not so much. Yes, we‘ve been on & off sick since thanksgiving too, but this last one has been a doozy. 😷🤒 6d
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Wanted to share this fascinating and helpful diagram with you guys! ❤️ #biblebuddyread

#Jesus #lineage #Christian #buddyread

MelAnn I find it fascinating that Leah is the one in the lineage to Christ - not Rachel. God saw her, acknowledged her & blessed her. 2w
BookBabe @MelAnn Good point, yes He did. That, and Rachel‘s coveting and stealing idols incident probably took a significant amount of blessing off her life and offspring. 2w
quirkyreader It also shows that even though Leah didn‘t feel favour in her husband‘s eyes, she found it in God‘s eyes. 1w
Butterfinger I love this conversation @quirkyreader @MelAnn I just wanted to add that Rachel wasn't forgotten because when King Herod tried to kill baby Jesus, it says Rachel wept for her children. 1w
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Today‘s reading for the #BibleBuddyRead is Genesis 30-33. More drama! Wow. 😳

Hubs and I are sick, baby is fine praise God.

Love to hear your thoughts on today‘s reading! ❤️

Avanders 🙏🏽 hope you feel better soon! 🙏🏽 2w
Mtroiano Praying you all get well soon and baby stays healthy! 2w
CogsOfEncouragement Get well soon 💟 2w
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BookBabe Thank you for your prayers for our health ❤️ @Avanders @Mtroiano @CogsOfEncouragement 2w
tpixie Get well soon! Here‘s my COVID-19 RECS: 2w
tpixie You want good circulation everywhere & good filling of your lungs

Get Oxygen Sat monitor- Measure 4 times a day if it starts dropping below 91- 90 then you need to be seen, ASAP. Especially if it‘s staying down low. Measure after having on finger for 60 seconds

Thermometer-you may not develop a fever. But good to have in hand

Take vitamin D 2000 units a day
vitamin C 1000 units a day
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tpixie Take aspirin 325 mg daily for at least 3 weeks if you test positive (make sure there are no interactions with other medications/medical conditions)
( other recs are low dose aspirin 81 mg)

Zinc may be helpful , but there are concerns re: overdose (25- 50 mg daily for 5 days

Quercetin 250 - 500 mg twice a day for 5 days- helps absorb zinc

Pepcid 20 mg 1-2 Times a day – connected to better outcomes
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tpixie Vitamin B complex

Eat potassium rich foods
Bananas potatoes tomatoes, oranges avocados

Omega-3 fatty acids 1000 mg a day

Melatonin 3 mg at bedtime for 3 nights, then 6 mg q HS- for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
( it may also help prevent Covid for anyone living with you)

No ibuprofen

** Sleep on the stomach- expands lower lungs, so less likely to get pneumonia
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tpixie Breathing Exercises:
4 times a day do 2 reps:
take five deep breath‘s holding breath for five seconds after each breath;and then after 5 breaths, cough to expand lungs

Here‘s a video regarding breathing exercises

https://youtu.be/bBkGDIeQwXo
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tpixie ** Keep hydrated- if you start getting diarrhea you may need Gatorade- if you‘re vomiting swallow at least one swallow of liquid every 15 minutes. This may be enough to keep you hydrated but not enough to trigger vomiting.

** Open windows in the room that you‘re in so you‘re not re-breathing the virus - to decrease your viral load- lower concentration, likely less symptoms
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tpixie **The rest of the house should have windows open also to decrease viral load/ concentration

*** Don‘t lie down a lot - sit up all day to get good breaths to fill your lungs with air, not fluid
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tpixie Try to go out of your house and walk around just a little even if just in your driveway a couple times a day for good circulation and to get your lungs expanded- otherwise frequently walk around your room ( wear a mask, shield, and gloves ( 2 sets - one for going out, one for returning) when walking through house to get fresh air and a tad of exercise) 2w
tpixie Here‘s a video in case you lose your taste and smell

https://youtu.be/Ri5YwM6EmWM
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tpixie ** some might not be necessary, since both of you are sick & you can be together. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope y‘all feel better soon!! ❤️ 2w
BookBabe @tpixie Thank you for taking the time to share this advice. Do you work in the medical field? 1w
tpixie @BookBabe you‘re welcome ☺️ (yes) not certain about the zinc & quercetin, but it still pops up sometimes as a recommendation 😃 (edited) 1w
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Today‘s reading is Genesis 26-29. Let me warn you, it is INTENSE! Some major drama is going down! 😳😮👀

Please forgive me for being less active here today…feeling under the weather so my big plans for the day are sleeping and sleeping some more. 😬

But don‘t let that hinder the conversation…let‘s chat below 👇🏻 in addition to your own posts! ❤️

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian #BuddyRead

Butterfinger Hope you feel better soon. 2w
Mtroiano Laban says to Jacob “It is not done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.” Did Jacob‘s reputation precede him or was Laban‘s rebuke coincidental? 2w
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EadieB Sorry to hear you are feeling not so good! Feel better soon! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you feel better! 2w
curiouserandcurioser @BookBabe hope youre feeling better💜 2w
wordslinger42 I hope you're feeling better! 💙 2w
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Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a great weekend! ☺️ We‘re on Day 1 of Week 2 of the #BibleBuddyRead! 🙌🏻

It was so great seeing a bunch of your smiling faces on our first Zoom call! 🤗 Those who attended, thank you for coming, and those who couldn‘t make it, we missed you! Hopefully next time. ❤️

Well, a whole lot happens in today‘s reading…👀
So let‘s discuss below👇🏻in addition to your own posts!

#Christian #buddyread

BookBabe Genesis 22
Abraham tested
This is the first time I‘ve read this since having a child of my own, and this time it literally made me cry. 😭
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BookBabe Odd custom🤔…
Gen 24
Verse 2: why “put your hand under my thigh” to swear an oath? 😬
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BookBabe Verse 6-8 Abraham was so adamant about the servant not bringing Isaac back to the land where his relatives were…I imagine that‘s because he wants his son to remain in what the Lord promised would be the Promised Land (the land of Canaan) 2w
BookBabe Genesis 24:12-14
I am so impressed with Abraham‘s servant‘s prayer! What wisdom was demonstrated here. 🙌🏻
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BookBabe And here we meet Rebekah, after whom my darling daughter Rebecca is named! 🥰
Gen 24:16 - “The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her.”
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BookBabe Gen 24:22-31 here a gold nose ring and bracelets are condoned. I found that interesting. 2w
BookBabe Gen 24:45 “before I finished praying in my heart” — so it‘s OK to pray silently then? Because some respected pastors have said that prayer should be out loud. Not sure what the correct answer is on that. 2w
BookBabe Gen 25: 21 shows the power of prayer, and how sometimes God doesn‘t give something easily, even though it is His will for it to happen in His timing.
“Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.”
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BookBabe Gen 25:28 is interesting:
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau (who was a good hunter)…but Rebekah loved Jacob.
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BookBabe Okay, those are some of the things that stood out to me…your turn! 😄 2w
curiouserandcurioser @BookBabe I think it is wonderful to pray out loud and that those are powerful prayers, but at the same time, i think that praying in our hearts is equally compelling, since God hears all prayers because, well 2w
Butterfinger I'm trying to look for-what is to come- in the promise of Jesus, the Messiah. And I think the sacrifice of Isaac was leading to God's sacrifice of His son. And Esau's birthright was not of money or land, but the promise of the One to come. Jacob wanted Jesus in his line - it makes me wonder why though. Was Jacob closer to God or was it because he knew his name would be known. Finding Rebekah is one of my favorite stories, even though it was an arranged marriage. 2w
Crazeedi @Butterfinger tammy that is a great observation! 2w
Crazeedi @BookBabe Jennifer thanks for hosting the Zoom. I'd like to mark down the Littens who were on! If y'all could post here!! 2w
Crazeedi @curiouserandcurioser agree it does the heart good to speak prayers at time! 2w
Mtroiano @Butterfinger ❤️ I love seeing the foreshadowing of Christ 2w
EadieB Embarrassed to say that I spent the whole time Saturday on Zoom trying to get into the meeting not realizing that all I had to do was click on the link. Thanks to @Crazeedi for letting me know afterwards! I'll be sure to connect better next time!

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Crazeedi @EadieB ❤❤❤ 2w
BookBabe @curiouserandcurioser ha, so true! 😄❤️ 2w
BookBabe @EadieB Aww, I‘m sorry about that, what a bummer. Glad you know for next time! ❤️ 2w
EadieB @BookBabe I'm new to zoom so got a bit confused but that's how you learn so I'm ready for next time. 2w
cwarnier I always find it interesting to see customs that happen today and in Biblical times and how they change. One example is the "proposal". We think of a man getting down in one knee and giving the woman a ring. But with Rebekah she received a gold nose ring and bracelets. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe I was wondering about this custom also… 2w
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#WeekendReading:
📚 The Holy Bible 📚 The Bible in 52 Weeks 📚 The Bible Handbook 📚 Gay Girl, Good God 📚 Fervent: A Woman‘s Battle Plan for Serious, Strategic, and Specific Prayer 📚The Lifegiving Home 📚

You‘re up, @CafeBookstelo ! 😄

Andrew65 That‘s a good range. 2w
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#BibleBuddyRead friends: Would you be OK with resuming our reading on Monday, so that Sunday is always the 7th day and thus our “day off”?

I think that would feel better for me (as a lady of routines & rhythms), especially if we‘re having a Thursday weekly wrapup discussion. What do you think?

If so, we should use this weekend to explore additional resources & Scriptures and pick back up with Day 8 on Monday.

Hope to see you today in our Zoom!

wordslinger42 I actually like that idea a lot, if everyone else is OK with it! 2w
Mjm1 Sure 2w
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niftytiffd Works for me! 2w
EadieB Sounds good to me! 2w
Roary47 Sounds good to me. 😊 2w
Allylu Fine with me. 2w
Mynameisacolour I'm good with that. 2w
CogsOfEncouragement Makes no difference to me. 👍🏻 2w
Avanders 👆🏽👍🏽 2w
MelAnn That makes sense! I‘m good with that. 2w
SamanthaMarie I've actually been hoping for this change haha. I am SO routine oriented and my weeks start on Mondays 😅 it's just the way my brain works. So this is perfect. Thank you!!! 2w
Daisey That works for me. 2w
Butterfinger Works for me. 2w
quirkyreader I‘m ok with it as well. 2w
Jengil_1 Yep, no difference for me either. Not on here much - sorry to be late.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good, bummed I missed the zoom 😣 2w
Crazeedi Yes that works for me! A great suggestion!! 2w
BookBabe So glad you‘re on board with that idea! ☺️Thanks, friends! ❤️ 2w
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When my bestie says I have to read a book, you know I‘m gonna read that book! Lol 😂

I‘m only just through the intro and already I am fully captivated and intrigued, and so glad my girl made me read this! 😃🙌🏻 Thanks sis! @CafeBookstelo

#Christian #LGBT #queerbooks #audiobook

CafeBookstelo TOLD U 3w
BookBabe @CafeBookstelo Yup yup! 😄🙌🏻 3w
Emily92Bibliophile @BookBabe in October the author spoke at my church! After listening to her testimony I immediately bought this book! Haven‘t had a chance to read yet but hopefully will soon! 3w
BookBabe @Emily92Bibliophile Wow, how cool is that! 😃 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 The writing is AMAZING. Hopefully you can read it soon 🙂 3w
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Curled up by the window, enjoying this winter wonderland that God let me wake up to today ❄️😍 Delicious hot cup of holiday blend coffee, soothing worship music playing. ❤️ Journaling time! 🗒🖋

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian #BuddyRead #Snow

CafeBookstelo Amen love ❤️ beautiful 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 3w
SamanthaMarie What a start to the day 😍❤ 3w
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Great job with our first week, #BibleBuddyRead friends! 🤗 It‘s now Day 7: Catch up on any readings you've missed. 🙌🏻

I‘m already caught up on readings, but I want to catch up on some journaling and note taking today. 🗒. Aside from that I think I‘ll read a couple Psalms. 🙂

#Christian #BuddyRead

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m almost caught up! Will be tonight after work! Have a great day!! ❤️❤️ 3w
Allylu I‘m caught up with the reading, just listening to my podcast today. It includes Job and Proverbs now. 3w
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SamanthaMarie I'm caught up with reading. I've been sitting with yesterday's reading a lot. It was sure a doozy. I will say, this is encouraging me to read even more in the Bible. I was reading some Psalms last night myself and I plan to start one of the gospels today. Already transforming my heart. ♡ 3w
CafeBookstelo Amen amen this challenge is making me see the word in a whole new way. I‘ve been through a Bible school program and have my certificate in theological studies and practical ministry and I am still learning every day in this challenge. I have read ahead to catch up knowing my days get busy and wow wow wow 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SamanthaMarie I feel the same… a lot to take in!! 3w
Crazeedi I'm caught up with our readings. I'm also doing a daily reading with Truth for Life book. I am also reading Dennis Pragers Rational Bible, Genesis. He translates directly from the Hebrew. Gen 2:18 It is not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helper who is his equal." A bit different than what we may have been taught 3w
Crazeedi @CafeBookstelo @SamanthaMarie @Allylu yes, I learn and realize more every time I read scripture 3w
MelAnn I am caught up - I added a new element to my quiet time today .. so I prayed through a couple of Psalms of adoration … Rachel Balducci‘s new book really lit that fire under me on getting this added to my time! 3w
Daisey I‘m caught up with the reading as well. I also listened to a few episodes of A Year in the Bible with Daily Grace podcast. 3w
quirkyreader Sorry about not chiming in during the week. It gets crazy at work. I‘m up to 1 Chronicles, so I‘ve got the readings completed. 3w
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EadieB That‘s interesting! 3w
Mjm1 I just scroll on by. 2w
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Here it is, fellow #BibleBuddyRead friends—the #WeeklyWrapUp!
So grab a coffee or tea and pour out your thoughts for the weekly reading! 😊 (You're welcome to copy and paste some of your favorite posts and comments from the past week below if you don't feel like typing afresh 😄)

What are some of your biggest takeaways/impressions/questions/thoughts on this past week‘s reading? 😃

Let‘s chat below! 👇🏻

jdiehr I just love the stories of the Old Testament! My devotional (Jesus Day By Day) made the point that Noah had to pick up his hammer and do the job God called him to do. I love that. May we all "pick up our hammers." 3w
BookBabe @jdiehr Yes! Amen to that! May we all pick up our hammers! 🙌🏻 3w
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BookBabe So that was quite a journey we all just took through Genesis! 😮 The overarching theme that I‘m noticing is the inherent sinfulness of mankind. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel really grumpy with Adam and Eve because of this? 🤨 Life was so wonderful and beautiful and perfect in the garden of Eden 🌺🌱🌸🌿🌳and then they MESSED.IT.UP. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
BookBabe And since then it has just been sin after sin after sin after sin, to the point where God had to wipe out the entire population of the earth except for Noah and his family. 🤯 But then after that there‘s all this yuckiness going on with Lot and his daughters, and with Sarah and her family, and it‘s just really disappointing to me. 😔
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BookBabe I can only imagine how God feels, having created us and then watching all of this unfold. That was niggling at me the entire time I was reading the Bible the first time, just so much sinning against God. And by His chosen people no less! And He forgives and forgives and is so patient but mankind just continues to disappoint Him. 😥UGH. I hope someone else has a more positive and uplifting perspective on this!😭😩 3w
EadieB @BookBabe Even though Adam and Eve sinned, God still loved them and devised a plan to redeem them starting with the Abrahamic Covenant foretelling the coming of Jesus Christ to be our Savior! God is good! 3w
BookBabe @EadieB Amen God is so good! 🥰🙏🏻 3w
CafeBookstelo God is so good…His patience and love throughout history (especially as we are reading from start to finish) even this short time of ups and downs is so intense and again His love and patience oh my gosh…indescribable 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe I agree! I‘ve always heard people say that reading the Bible is like reading a novel and now I know why!! 3w
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Day 6: Genesis 19-21

Here we are, at our final reading for week 1 of the #BibleBuddyRead! Great job everyone! 😃🙌🏻

And if you‘re behind, fret not, tomorrow is Catch-Up Day. ☺️

Let‘s share our thoughts below! 👇🏻 (In addition to your own posts). What did you think/learn/discover in today‘s reading?

P.S. I‘ll post our Weekly Wrap-Up discussion thread later today so we can share thoughts and impressions from the week‘s reading! 😁

#BuddyRead

niftytiffd Is it too late to join?? 3w
BookBabe @niftytiffd Nope, not too late! 😊 Here‘s the signup link: https://bit.ly/BBR2022 3w
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niftytiffd @BookBabe Great, thank you! I just signed up!!! 3w
BookBabe @niftytiffd Yay! 😃🙌🏻 We‘re so happy to have you join us! 😊 Shouldn‘t be too hard to get caught up. The Bible App by YouVersion can help…it has narration and lots of different versions to choose from!
https://www.bible.com/app
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Crazeedi I will be posting later!! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve learned a lot thanks to you all!! Does it seem like the Lord has a sense of humor or is it just me?! Some of the things He said made me chuckle… 3w
Allylu I will look for your post! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on another subject! Jennifer are you still doing your beautiful art? I still have all of my bookmarks and I adore them! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Allylu we discussed a lot on @Mjm1 post also! 3w
BookBabe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much for your kind words and enthusiasm for my art! 💕💞 I‘m so glad you‘re still enjoying your bookmarks. 💖 I‘m not sure there‘s a simple answer lol… As a new mom I find there is very little “me” time… Always so much to do, and keeping up with a toddler is no joke lol.😂 I have a box here of fresh new art supplies given to me by a dear friend, and I have yet to even open it. I hope to find time eventually 🙂 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Take time for YOU and doing the things YOU love too! I LOVED everything you did! But, I learned from experience to take time for yourself! Do you have anything left that you need to get rid of? I would buy them ❤️ 3w
Ddzmini Just started reading the Bible as this has been a goal of mine glad that others have the same goal 🤗📖 3w
Crazeedi @Allylu @BookBabe @EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks some thoughts- you do know that Islam says their roots are from Hagar and Ishmael. Also Lots daughters who sleep with him-begin the lines of the Moabites and Ammonites, future enemies of Israel. And I never remembered the 3 men(angels)who came included the Lorf 3w
Crazeedi Included the Lord. And Abimelech was a Philistine! So that covenant didnt last? Since David fought Goliath the Philistine? 3w
Crazeedi I never liked how Sarah treated Hagar, since shes the one who sent her to Abraham . 3w
Crazeedi Have you all ever watched the series on tv several years ago, called The Bible( I think that's what it was called) 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi Yes I knew that about Hagar and Abraham's offspring (Ishmael) is the root of the Arab tribes. Biblically, all Jews and Arabs are descended from Abraham, giving a total of up to 400 million people, out of a total of about 7 billion people on earth. (edited) 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi Yes I have watched the tv series The Bible. It was very good. 3w
EadieB @Crazeedi Sarah was so upset by the idea of Ishmael inheriting their wealth, that she demanded that Abraham send Hagar and her son away. She declared that Ishmael would not share in Isaac's inheritance. 3w
BookBabe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree with your comment! I‘ve learned a lot too thanks to everyone here. And yes I agree, it seems like the Lord has a sense of humor 😄 I‘ve observed that in my own life as well 3w
BookBabe @Ddzmini Excellent! 😃🙌🏻 So glad you‘re making the time. Yes it‘s helpful to have company and shared goals 😊 3w
BookBabe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re right, some “me” time is important. 🙂 Thank you so much for appreciating my work. ❤️ I do have bookmarks, prints, and cards left but they‘re all packed away in storage. 😕 When I eventually get them out, I‘ll let you know! 🤗 (edited) 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi Yes, I heard that Islam says their roots are from Hagar and Ishmael. I wanted to post about that the other day, but somehow I couldn‘t find much about it on Google. Maybe I‘m just not a good Googler? 🤔 Lol. Glad you mentioned that 3w
Mtroiano @EadieB the 12 tribes are the descendants of Jacob, not Ishmael 3w
Mtroiano @Crazeedi @BookBabe I found a Wikipedia article about Ishmael that explains Islamic, Jewish, and Christian beliefs https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishmael 3w
Mtroiano @EadieB I think you‘re thinking of Rachel and Leah 3w
EadieB @Mtroiano Jacob is the grandson of Abraham. 3w
Mtroiano @EadieB yes, through Isaac, not Ishmael 3w
Mtroiano @EadieB but Ishmael isn‘t one of the 12 tribes 3w
EadieB @Mtroiano Abraham became known as “The Father of Many Nations” through a promise given to him by God. He has been venerated by three different religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (edited) 3w
Mtroiano @EadieB Ishmael had 12 princes of his own but they weren‘t a part of the 12 tribes of Israel 3w
EadieB @Mtroiano You are right not 1 of 12 tribes of Israel but head of the Arab tribes. They are all descended from Abraham. (edited) 3w
Mtroiano @EadieB I‘m not arguing that Abraham isn‘t the father of many nations and a major part of the three Abrahamic religions. I‘m simply saying Ishmael is not one of the 12 tribes of Israel 3w
EadieB @Mtroiano yes you are right 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi I‘m not thrilled with either Sarah or Hagar. Hagar mistreated Sarah first, she was basically like ha ha I got pregnant by your husband but you couldn‘t. 😮 So I understand why Sarah was inclined to be nasty to her. But the whole thing is Sarah‘s fault. Sarah should‘ve just waited on the Lord patiently and everything would‘ve been fine. But I understand it was a long wait and denying the flesh and the spirit is easier said than done 😐 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe ok thank you ❤️❤️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mtroiano thank you for the link!! 3w
Mtroiano @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you‘re welcome! 3w
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Here‘s another of the aforementioned #BibleBuddyReadResources I‘ve recently discovered…This is a short daily podcast that you can listen to while making your morning coffee or tea. They‘re a tad behind us right now, but that‘s okay…it‘s full of enriching insights that I found to be a blessing! #BibleBuddyRead #Christian #podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-year-in-the-bible-with-daily-grace/id159...

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OK fellow #BibleBuddyRead Littens, I promised some resources. I‘ve been finding some very cool resources for additional study and insight.

Here‘s one that I really like done by The Bible Project on YouTube. The art is amazing! 😍
https://youtu.be/KOUV7mWDI34

#BibleBuddyReadResources #BibleBuddyRead
P.S. — if you have awesome resources you want to share, post them with the above hashtags so we can all find them! 😊

CogsOfEncouragement Blue Letter Bible to look up the meaning of words in the original language - https://www.blueletterbible.org 3w
CogsOfEncouragement The Bible Project never disappoints. Such an awesome resource! 3w
BookBabe @CogsOfEncouragement Agreed, the Bible Project really is wonderful. Thank you for sharing these additional resources here! 😃🙌🏻 (edited) 3w
Mtroiano If you like The Bible Project, check out the podcast Exploring My Strange Bible. It‘s by one of the creators of The Bible Project! 3w
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Dear Litsy family, please welcome a new Litten, a dear IRL friend of mine, Jasmine! 😃💖 She is a ton of fun, an absolute delight, and I‘m so happy to have her here. Please make her feel welcome!🤗 #LitsyWelcomeWagon

MoonWitch94 Welcome to Litsy!!!! 3w
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Kappadeemom Welcome to Litsy! 3w
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy! @CafeBookstelo 🙂📚 3w
Butterfinger Welcome! Please head to @LitsyEvents to see all the activities Litsy has to offer. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy Jasmine!! @CafeBookstelo 🎉🎊 3w
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy @CafeBookstelo !🎉 3w
CafeBookstelo Thank you all I am so excited to have been included in this amazing opportunity by my @BookBabe sister ❤️🙏❤️looking forward to discussion woot woot 3w
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Announcements:

📢🔵Saturdays I‘ll open the discussion here on Litsy for a #WeeklyWrapUp so everyone can chime in as desired & discuss the past week‘s reading.☺️

📢🟣ZOOM:

We‘ll have our first zoom THIS coming Saturday!😃

Thereafter it‘ll be the first Saturday of the month (unless it‘s a holiday weekend).

TIME: It‘s a near three-way-tie among votes for morning, afternoon, evening. So let‘s try 6pm Eastern Time and see how that works out.👍🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! I‘ll be at work, but I‘ll try to join the zoom! 3w
SamanthaMarie Sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for facilitating all of this Jennifer!! This has already been a highlight of 2022. :) 3w
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jdiehr I won't be able to join the Zooms, but I'm down for the weekly discussions! I'm not using the same reading guide as you guys, but I'm pretty much reading the same scripture you are. 3w
EadieB Sounds good! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Will you be sending us the information for the zoom? @Mjm1 @BookBabe (edited) 3w
BookBabe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve just emailed it to everyone who signed up on the signup form 😊 (edited) 3w
BookBabe @SamanthaMarie thank you so much for this comment, that made my day! 🥰 3w
Allylu I have a problem. The book is taking a different direction after Exodus than my podcast. I am caught up with the reading listed in the book, but my podcast is covering Genesis, Job and Proverbs then Exodus, Leviticus and Psalms. I‘m going to stick with my podcast, but I will check in with you along the way. Thanks for inspiring me to take this on this year. I really need it. 💕 1d
BookBabe @Allylu I‘m so glad it‘s blessing you! ❤️ now
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We‘re on Day 5: Genesis 16-18! Only one day left in this first week‘s reading! 😃🙌🏻

I‘m going to post some resources and a couple announcements today, so keep an eye out for those!

Love you all! You‘re adding a richness to this reading with your observations and thoughts which I really appreciate. 🤗

Opening up the “floor” below 👇🏻 for discussion in addition to your own posts. 😊

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian #BuddyRead

MelAnn I just posted this - but in the first verse today, I already have questions 😂 Was Abraham always so compliant with his wife‘s requests? 3w
BookBabe @MelAnn 😂😂😂 Right? 🙈 (edited) 3w
MelAnn Can you imagine what it was like the day Abraham came back to his household to obey God? 3w
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MelAnn I have never caught before that Yahweh was walking with two companions here on this planet… and came to visit Abraham and then go on to Sodom. It seemed he was going to check out what he had heard to see if it was true ??? Thought He is omnipotent? Why is that trip even necessary? So many questions today 3w
EadieB @MelAnn Sarah had been barren for a long time and sought a way to fulfill God's promise that Abram would be father of many nations, especially since they had grown old, so she offered Hagar, her maidservant, to Abram to be his second wife. They sinned as they did not fully trust in God. It was through Issac, Sarah and Abraham's son, that the promise was to be fulfilled. 3w
MelAnn That last part of today‘s reading!!! Reminds me of a parent with a child. Abraham kept coming back and lowering the number of the righteous in Sodom. I can just see God‘s face in reaction .. first time -“ aww, look how sweet and compassionate my boy Abraham is!” And then being amused to mildly amused to that last time “ok, son, that‘s enough.” 3w
MelAnn @EadieB oh I know that. It just amused me at the way the verse said that Abraham did what she asked. 3w
EadieB @MelAnn God reveals to Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah are to be destroyed for their grave sins. God will judge and destroy those who chose not to repent. God's judgment also comes suddenly to the people. God's justice, in other words, should not be arbitrary, but should be based on evidence (edited) 3w
Avanders I appreciate you posting all these — it‘s great reading everyone‘s thoughts and comments! ♥️ 3w
SamanthaMarie @MelAnn Hahaha yes! I totally agree with you about all of this. Like girl, woah, hold onto your man. ? And then very much so about Abraham's interaction with God over Sodom. I love that Abraham "walked so closely" with God (like we were talking about!) that he felt safe to have that exchange with God. I too have never noticed until today about the companions that came with God. Very interesting!! 3w
BookBabe If anyone hasn‘t yet seen @MelAnn ‘s post today on Genesis 17:23-25, you are missing out! 🤣🤣🤣 Hit the nail on the head! 🔨MelAnn your post made me laugh out loud 😅🙌🏻 3w
BookBabe Ditto @SamanthaMarie ‘s entire response to @MelAnn 🙌🏻😄 Yes yes and yes! Same here. 3w
BookBabe @MelAnn I was going to say almost everything you did, but you said it so much better, more succinctly, and more humorously than I would‘ve! 😄🙌🏻 3w
MelAnn @SamanthaMarie I‘m making a list of people in Bible who walk with / encounter God as I go. I‘m not looking for things I already know in this process. I‘m musing over the details .. over God… humanity and how they intersect & interact. What might they have been thinking? Is God amused? The emotions. The reactions. The culture. I had a lifetime of the text. I want to soak this all in & look at the bigger picture in all of it! 3w
MelAnn @BookBabe lol thank you! 3w
Butterfinger @EadieB @MelAnn @SamanthaMarie @avanders I was thinking when Abraham was trying to intercede for the righteous, how it foretold Jesus as our intercessor. 3w
MelAnn @Butterfinger love that! 3w
BookBabe Also regarding Abraham‘s childlike pressing of the Lord with his questions…Just as an aside, the narrator‘s voice on the Bible app CSV version, when replying as the voice of the Lord, sounded very gentle and patient in this part. When I read it in a couple years ago without narration, in my mind the Lord did not sound so patient lol. 😛 3w
BookBabe @MelAnn Your comment starting with “I‘m making a list”… Love that you‘re thinking about those aspects! There is so much here to unpack! 😃🙌🏻 3w
BookBabe @Avanders I agree! 😃 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MelAnn yes! I totally agree!! 3w
BookBabe Another thing that stood out to me is that here in Genesis 17, we witness the first Biblical name change. This happened quite a number of times…Abram ➡️ Abraham, Sarai ➡️ Sarah, Jacob ➡️ Israel, Saul ➡️ Paul, Simon ➡️ Peter, are a few examples that come to mind. 3w
BookBabe So clearly, names are important in what they represent. Pretty sure @Roary47 can attest to this with her incredible name study she‘s currently tackling 😄. Which I‘m sure is why the Lord Himself multiple times gave instructions to name a child a specific name…Jesus, John (the Baptist), Isaac, Ishmael, Hosea‘s children are a few that come to mind. 3w
BookBabe Speaking of which… @Roary47 When you get to Hosea‘s children‘s names…ouch 😓😬 3w
Roary47 @BookBabe just say an extra prayer for time for me when I get there. 🥰 3w
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I have questions…lol. @MelAnn was able to answer one of these for me thankfully! 😄 #BibleBuddyRead

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MelAnn I have notes in my study edition Bible that answers some of these questions. I had same question about why did he get scared - was he afraid of the dark? 😂 3w
EadieB @BookBabe Verse 6 means that God thought that Abram was a righteous man and that is part of the covenant that God made to Abram. (edited) 3w
EadieB @BookBabe Verse 8 No God was not angry at Abram. Abram was just wondering about his offspring as Sarah was barren and very old. Verse 9 God told Abram what to bring as the items have a significant purpose in the sacrificial system and Abram showed he was obedient. (edited) 3w
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EadieB @BookBabe The terror and the darkness is God coming down and accepting the sacrifice. Abram fell asleep as man could not not look upon a holy God. 3w
EadieB @BookBabe Verse 13 God is revealing that something is going to happen to the Jewish people and they will be in captivity in Egypt for 400 years. 3w
BookBabe @EadieB Thank you so much for this information! 😃 3w
EadieB @BookBabe You‘re welcome! 3w
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Today‘s reading is really fascinating!

#BookAndBrunch #BibleBuddyRead
#Christian #BuddyRead

maich Perfect place😍 3w
BookBabe @maich Thank you! 😊 3w
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#BibleBuddyRead Day 4: today‘s reading is Genesis 13-15! I‘m loving the discussions we‘ve had so far. You‘ve offered really great insights!

Opening up the conversation. Feel free to share your thoughts below! ⬇️

#Christian #buddyread

SamanthaMarie I talk about this in my post, but what stood out to me today is that God tells Abram that his decendants will suffer as slaves for 400 years but then after there will be wealth. How often does suffering go hand in hand with beauty or goodness? I wonder why, I have my ideas, but it is a common thing in the Bible and I feel in life. 3w
EadieB @SamanthaMarie I think when you have to go through suffering in order to get to the wealth then you appreciate the wealth more and what you have accomplished in order to get there. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EadieB I think so too… 3w
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BookBabe @SamanthaMarie Thats a really good observation! 🙌🏻 3w
SamanthaMarie @EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe Absolutely!! I know when I finally hit a calm in life or a good point I soak it up SO much more now than when I was younger. Maybe ignorance isn't bliss. ;) 3w
Crazeedi @SamanthaMarie read Philippians 4:11-12. Paul says in all things we are to be content. 3w
Crazeedi The reading today underscores how much God favors Abram. And how wise Abram is, from letting Lot choose what land he wanted, to picking just 318 men to defeat all those mighty armies! And when he refuses to take anything from the king of Sodom, so as not to get beholden to evil 3w
SamanthaMarie @Crazeedi Also very true! A good practice to become disciplined in. ♡ 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi Re: Philippians 4:11-12 Right. And that‘s not so easy. It comes back to the Lord wanting us to not murmur/grumble/complain. It‘s an ongoing challenge! 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi Your takeaways from today‘s reading are so good! And that last part. 🙌🏻 Such wisdom there. I‘ve been trying to practice that in my own life. 3w
Butterfinger @Crazeedi that was what impacted me. When Abram would not accept anything from Melchizedek. You are of sin, you promote sin, and I won't profit from it. 3w
BookBabe @Butterfinger Yes exactly! 🙌🏻 3w
Crazeedi @Butterfinger read that again, I first wrote that down in my notebook, but it was the king of Sodom who he refused to take from. Melchizedek was the priest who was the man of God, Abram gave him 10% ( I think) . If you think about it that will become the tithe to God that his people follow 3w
Texreader Loving these comments. Hoping to get up to speed soon 3w
Butterfinger @Crazeedi oh man. I hate when I mess up. 3w
Butterfinger @Crazeedi but I appreciate you correcting me. I don't want to stay clueless. 😘 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi You‘re right, thank you for catching that. I knew it was the king of Sodom that he refused gifts from, but I can‘t remember all these people‘s names lol. 😂 3w
BookBabe @Butterfinger don‘t feel bad, it‘s hard to keep all these details straight. I have a hard time with that myself. The more we read, the more understanding we will have! 🤗 (edited) 3w
Crazeedi @Butterfinger I hope I didn't offend you! I made the same assumption and had to reread!! 3w
Butterfinger @Crazeedi Absolutely not. I appreciate you telling me. 3w
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This book is packed with beautiful portraits like this. CS Lewis, Johann Sebastian Bach, Elisabeth Elliot, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, so many influential people in history. The page following contains their prayer quote, also beautifully presented.

#Christian #art #prayer

Crazeedi What a beautiful book! 3w
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Little Rebecca likes this book I got as a Christmas gift from my mother in law! 😄

The illustrations are gorgeous, I have to show you! 😍

#Christian #Art #Prayer #BabiesOfLitsy #ToddlersOfLitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She‘s gorgeous 💞 3w
EadieB Beautiful Baby! 3w
BookBabe Thank you ladies! 🥰💕 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EadieB 3w
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CafeBookstelo Pumpkin and my sister love making these amazing posts I love it yes yes yes 3w
BookBabe @CafeBookstelo 🥰 ILYSM 💕 3w
CafeBookstelo ILYSM❤️🧸❤️ 3w
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When hubby brings home sushi for lunch😋🍣

Takeaways:
🥩No eating meat with blood still in it!

🌈Now we know why there are rainbows😄

🍷Noah, a righteous man, messed up and got drunk, yet his son‘s sin was greater

🤔James4:17“to him who knows to do right and does it not, to him it is sin.”

😬Sounds like Pharaoh would‘ve had relations with Abraham‘s wife Sarah when he took her as his own wife…BUT in Gen20:6 we‘ll learn that God prevented it!😮

CogsOfEncouragement I did not remember that Lot‘s father had died. I will read about Lot‘s relationship with his Uncle Abraham in a fresh way this year. 3w
BookBabe @CogsOfEncouragement Yes great point, same here! 🙌🏻 3w
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SRWCF You had me at sushi! 🍣 🍣 🍣 3w
BookBabe @SRWCF I wholeheartedly concur! 😋😋😋 3w
Crazeedi Read Genesis 9 to 12. Interesting facts about how the descendants of Noah populated various areas. And that Hams son Canaan was cursed by Noah. Then how the people wanted to build the building to the skies! And God knew they were trying to do what satan tempted eve with "ye be like God!" So He scattered them! 3w
Crazeedi And how God called Abram to leave his home, the trust Abram must have had. Here is one place where the foretelling of Christ is mentioned "all the nations will be blessed" from Abrams descendants. 3w
Crazeedi Btw do you know Genesis 3:15 declares Gods promise to send Jesus to finally conquer Satan for good? 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi Thank you so much for sharing that about Genesis 3:15! I had actually been wondering what it meant when I read it, but I had a hectic day and didn‘t get to look it up. I‘m so glad you brought it up! 😃 3w
BookBabe Re: Genesis 9-12: Yes that was all so interesting! Also that God “confused their language” so that they would speak different tongues and therefore lose their ability to communicate. 😮 And YES the trust that Abram needed to have in God to do what he did! (edited) 3w
Crazeedi Can you email me? crazeedi73@gmail.com I have a question! 3w
Mtroiano Have you heard of Jen Wilkin‘s Genesis studies, God of Creation and God of Covenant? They are amazing resources for digging deeper! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe I wondered why He did this… 3w
BookBabe @Crazeedi I emailed you 😊 3w
BookBabe @Mtroiano oh interesting! I had not heard of them, thank you for telling me (and all of us)! 😃🙌🏻 3w
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It‘s day 3 of the #BibleBuddyRead! Today‘s reading is Genesis 9-12. It was exciting seeing everyone‘s great posts yesterday! Keep ‘em coming! 😃🙌🏻 This is so much fun reading with you all! ❤️ 🤗

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian #BuddyRead

Butterfinger Just finished reading. 3w
Allylu Listened to my podcast. It was on Genesis 5-6. Very insightful. 3w
BookBabe @Butterfinger 😃🙌🏻 3w
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BookBabe @Allylu Nice! 😃 3w
BookBabe I just discovered a podcast too—I‘ll do a separate post about it so everyone sees it in case anybody is interested… They‘re a little bit behind us, which is fine…I‘m going to listen to it today while doing housework 🙂 3w
MelAnn Oooh that sounds cool 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m all caught up until today! I want to read my real Bible instead of this Bible app when I get home! 3w
BookBabe @MelAnn 😄🙌🏻 3w
BookBabe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay! Yes I agree, there‘s just something special and powerful about holding a physical Bible in your hand and turning the pages! ❤️ I‘m reading mostly the CSB this time around, and I‘m still trying to decide on which physical copy to get. 3w
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These chapters of Genesis are really interesting! People were living till almost 1000 years old, someone (Enoch) never died (but rather God “took him away”), God regretted making mankind (thanks a lot Adam & Eve 😒), and God numbered the lifespan of humans to 120 years.

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian #BookAndBreakfast

SRWCF So cool! 3w
Butterfinger I needed today's lesson. I loosely started a new business - nothing major- knitting baby afghans and toys. It relaxes me. I got my stupid feelings hurt yesterday and I was just ready to shut it down. I realized that it is just a Facebook page that is going to be open to strangers, and I have to have a thicker skin and trust God. It has only been up for two days. Just imagine the derision Noah faced. 3w
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MelAnn I don‘t think I‘ve ever read the part about Noah and the giants and divine beings taking human daughters … that was a fun aha 3w
wordslinger42 @Butterfinger I had the same thought about Noah and the ridicule he must have experienced! I so admire his faith and that he persevered in following God, even when every single person must have thought he was ridiculous and foolish. Just goes to show that if God's told you to do something, it doesn't matter if it makes sense to others! What is the name of your FB page? I'd love to support you! 😊 3w
curiouserandcurioser @BookBabe i think it is such a testimony of Noahs faith to trust God so completely that he stayed in the ark for over a year, being obedient and taking care of and loving everyone, animals included.:) 3w
curiouserandcurioser @Butterfinger it is a beautiful thing that God has gifted you that way💜 Im reading Pastor Louie Giglios book, Dont Give the enemy a seat at your table, and it is really helping me realize how easy it is for how other people treat us and we then dont feel as if we are enough. But we are, and you just keep shining the light of your gifts💜 would love to be supportive of your crafting endeavor:) 3w
Butterfinger @Curiouser_and_curiouser @wordslinger42 it is Dragon Knits. It is a rough page and I just put it up Friday. Thank you for your kindness. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can you imagine living almost 1000 years?! I look at some of the things going on in the world and wonder many things… 3w
SamanthaMarie @MelAnn Right? I have noticed it before but it really stood out to me too. Life before the flood was wild I guess ;) 3w
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