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Mjm1

Mjm1

Joined July 2019

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys

Can‘t wait to start this!

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Not finished yet but enjoying it. Thanks to my LDF friends.

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Best Friends | Martha Moody
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Current beach read. Half way it‘s pretty good. Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good! I‘m happy you like it! Love you ❤️ 7mo
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Getting caught up on the week. #biblebuddyread @BookBabe

BookBabe 🙌🏻 You can do it! 😃 Excited to hear your thoughts! 8mo
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Late getting my reading in. I am going to make more priority to do it in the morning. There has been a few things I wonder about. Such as unclean meat? Enoch the only person to never die to go to heaven ? Oh and the giants, I would‘ve liked more talk about them. #biblebuddyread @BookBabe

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had the same question about the meat and why was Ham‘s son punished for seeing Noah naked when it was Ham and what happened?? @BookBabe @EadieB 9mo
CogsOfEncouragement J Vernon McGee provides good commentary. You can get a little of it for free here: https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/mcgee_j_vernon/notes-outlines/genesis/genes... 9mo
EadieB @Mjm1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Bible teaches there are meats that are designated as “unclean” (or unfit) for human consumption. These meats include pork, shellfish and the meat of other specific animals, sea creatures and birds. These laws are not ceremonial, but rather, they reveal God‘s design of the animals and our digestive system. (edited) 9mo
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EadieB @Mjm1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Uncleanness separated a person from being able to worship at the temple. The emphasis was not on dirt but on God‘s definition of what is pure. (edited) 9mo
EadieB @Mjm1 According to the Bible, Enoch and Elijah are the only two people God took to heaven without them dying. It may be that God desired to save Enoch and Elijah from experiencing death due to their great faithfulness in serving and obeying Him. Some speculate that they were taken in preparation for a role in the end times, possibly as the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3-12. (edited) 9mo
EadieB @Mjm1 Giants play an important role in the biblical story, particularly in relation to their occupation of the Promised Land. As will be seen, Israel initially refused to enter the land because of giants, and only men of great faith (Joshua, Caleb, and David) were able to defeat them. The “sons of God” were spirit beings that mated with women and produced the Nephilim. (edited) 9mo
EadieB @mjm1 God sent the flood to wipe out violent humans, including the Nephilim, seen in the language of “all flesh.” God continued the human race through Noah, a new Adam, who was not tainted by Nephilim blood. In spite of the flood, giants eventually made a comeback and dwelt in the land of Canaan. (edited) 9mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nudity was a taboo in the ancient Israelite society, especially the nudity of one‘s parents. To see one‘s parents‘ nudity had the connotation of sexual intimacy and at times even incest or rape. All of these things may be implicit in the narrative, though the text is not clear about any of them. It may just point at Ham‘s lack of respect for his father‘s sexual life which he indiscreetly witnesses. 9mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it is Ham's son Canaan and not Ham who is cursed; and it is Noah and not God who curses Canaan. In fact, God blesses all three of Noah's sons in Genesis 9:1 and then creates a covenant with them, their descendants, and all the living things of the earth in Genesis 9:9. Nowhere either here or elsewhere in the Bible does God take that blessing away. God's blessing overrides Noah's curse, even in a literal reading. 9mo
BookBabe @Mjm1 Better late than never! 😊 For myself, I‘ve found that if I don‘t do my Bible reading first thing in the morning, the day gets crazy and I keep getting interrupted and it‘s close to impossible 😬 (edited) 9mo
BookBabe @EadieB Thanks for all your info & insights! 🙌🏻 9mo
EadieB @BookBabe You‘re welcome! 9mo
BookBabe @EadieB I knew Enoch & Elijah were the only ones spared of death, but I didn‘t know why, or that they might be the two witnesses in Revelation! 😮🤯 Thank you for sharing this! 9mo
EadieB @BookBabe You‘re welcome! 9mo
BookBabe @Mjm1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EadieB When I read about Noah‘s drunken faux pas in his tent, I was shocked and confused about why his son Ham‘s reaction was an even bigger faux pas than Noah‘s…and also about why Noah chose to curse his own presumably innocent grandson as a punishment for it. 😳 Seems a bit…harsh? 9mo
EadieB @BookBabe Some stories were handed down such as the curse on Canaan (who the Bible lists as the ancestor of the Canaanite people) was added to the story as a way to justify the wars against the Canaanites by the ancient Israelites described in the book of Joshua. 9mo
EadieB @BookBabe Ham‘s sin is that after seeing his father lying naked in the tent, he does not cover him as would have been appropriate. Instead, he tells his brothers thereby shaming him. Because Noah said that Ham should be a slave to his brothers, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the attempt to use the curse of Ham as an excuse for racism and slavery. (edited) 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you Eadie and Jennifer!! I have so many questions!! Now, I have some answers! I‘m so happy to be a part of this Bible study! @BookBabe @EadieB 🙏🏻❤️ 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe I did think it was harsh! 9mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! 9mo
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Day 3! Was surprised I got this accomplished before work. #biblebuddyread @BookBabe

BookBabe Woohoo! Good job! 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
MelAnn Yay! Great way to start the day! 9mo
SamanthaMarie Is that a fire in the background??? What a cozy start to the day 😍❤ 9mo
Mjm1 @SamanthaMarie yes! The only thing I like about winter is sitting by the fire. Makes it hard to leave 9mo
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Day 2 check✅ #biblebuddyread

MelAnn I love The Message version! 9mo
Mjm1 @MelAnn me too!!! Makes reading more enjoyable for me. 9mo
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Day 1 complete. Felt good to have this completed this morning. #biblebuddyread

BookBabe Right? I agree! Such a great way to start the day. ❤️ 9mo
Nute Thinking of you today, Melinda, and your wonderful family. Happy New Year! Always in prayer for your health and strength. Thank you for your light!🕯💕 9mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Started out slow but has turned into a good book

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Unknown Book 992462 | Unknown Unknown
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Snowed in with this crew. Board games and reading.

Bookwormjillk Love it! Have fun! 2y
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I Am Sacagawea | Brad Meltzer
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We love this book

Crazeedi All his books for children are fantastic 2y
UwannaPublishme Yay! 🥰 2y
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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My first ever book on CD excited to start it. Thank you @EadieB I‘m starting it shortly!!!!!

EadieB Great! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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Merry Christmas from my family to yours. This is as good as it gets. Crazy kids won‘t take a nice pic...... good thing they are cute lol #litsylove

Crazeedi Great photo 💗 2y
UwannaPublishme Love this photo! 🤗❤️🎄 2y
EadieB Nice photo! Hope you are doing better soon! (edited) 2y
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Unknown Book 9000073 | Unknown Unknown
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I‘m an overwhelmed with the love you guys have shown me. #litsylove family you have no idea how much you mean to me. I have had several dark days and getting a card or a tag has reminded me of the positive things in life. I finally feel like I am going to make it. The tunnel isn‘t so dark. Thank you friends. One day I will be the light in someone‘s life like you have been mine. I love you.

Deblovestoread Merry Christmas to you and your family! 2y
Cuilin ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are so strong and you will get through this!! We are all rooting for you!! Love you big ❤️❤️ 2y
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UwannaPublishme 😘😘😘 2y
Nute I know that I am commenting on something that has passed, but I am inspired by you - your strength, your determination, your tenacity, your inner beauty, Ms. Melinda. You are already a shining light! May God bless you and your family every day!💕 2y
Mjm1 @Nute thank you! I am finally coming out of the dark tunnel. I am starting to have good days again. This has been the biggest trial of my life. I‘m so thankful for this group. Your sweet words mean so much to me. 2y
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We got an amazing surprise in the mail. We can‘t wait for Christmas. This is half the crew. I‘ll update for the whole clan when I get them all home together. Thank you so much @UwannaPublishme

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
UwannaPublishme Awww! What a great photo! So happy our surprise box of goodies arrived in time for Christmas. Yay! Holiday hugs to you, Mindy and your awesome kids. Hope you‘re feeling much better. 🤗❤️🎄🎁 2y
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#litsylove has been the biggest blessing to me. My life started “going wrong” July 21 losing my job. August 21 losing my bf, Oct 21 falling.... spending almost 30 days in the hospital. I‘m in a wheelchair now for several months. Frustrating to say the least. The cards, books, and gifts you guys send are amazing. I am way over due on sending letters back. I think the funk is lifting and I will be writing soon. Love you all

Elizabeth2 I‘m so sorry to hear how hard this year has been. I am sending you love and light. Here‘s to better days ahead. 💕 2y
Bookwormjillk Don‘t worry about the replies I‘m just glad the notes are helping! We‘re all thinking of you 🐌💌 2y
UwannaPublishme Glad your funk is lifting! Just keep getting better and know that we‘re all sending 🙏🏻 and ❤️ 2y
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sharread I'm so sorry, you are in my prayers. Hope things get better soon. 💞 2y
Eggs Thinking of you Mindy dear and sending love ❤️ and hugs 🤗 and prayers 🙏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There are better days ahead!! Love you!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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This made my day!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How did I miss this post?! 💗💗😘😘 2y
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Untilted | Autechre
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Loved this surprise box!!! Thank you so much Renee @StayCurious This really made my day!!! I can‘t wait to start the reading The Wedding. Thank you.

StayCurious Whoops that wasn‘t me😞 I did send something to you awhile back but I‘m guessing it got lost coming all the way from Canada. I‘ll send something else! ❤️ 2y
Mjm1 Omgosh yes..... this was from Christine and Misty. I‘m so embarrassed 2y
sharread Happy Birthday 🥳🥳🥳 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! You are on my mind and I‘m my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻 2y
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Untilted | Autechre
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Got the best surprise today!!! Totally made my day. I‘m still working at the testing tent and when it calms down I can‘t wait to read this.

Bookgoil Sorry if I forgot my tag ❤️ hope all is well 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are doing a buddy read in October for this one!! 2y
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Morning read

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Just started it. Excited to see how it goes

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Alligator Alley | Rick Robinson
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This is an interesting and easy read. I have so many mixed feelings about Kellen

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Untitled | Anonymous
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All this #litsylove made my day!!!

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Educated | Tara Westover

My current read. It‘s not as great as I was expecting.