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Forum: Prayer&Praise
 Topic: Answer to prayer
Answer to prayer [message #776551] Fri, 05 April 2013 15:01
Rosemary-MI  is currently offline Rosemary-MI
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I have a large post in Titus Two because that's where this whole saga was mostly discussed.

Basically my mom told my brother to butt out and said she wants them out of her house.

PRAISE GOD!!
Rosemary


I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
 Topic: Maine forest fire...
Maine forest fire... [message #778095] Tue, 30 April 2013 14:05
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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An acquaintance lives just a few miles from here and is concerned:

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/1356278


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Praying for these requests! So many needs, but God has them in His Hands! nt
Praying for these requests! So many needs, but God has them in His Hands! nt [message #779839] Thu, 30 May 2013 05:28
Bonnie  is currently offline Bonnie
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Location: MidSouth
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Bonnie
 Topic: Prayer for a friend please
Prayer for a friend please [message #795383] Mon, 10 February 2014 08:20
Teri in AZ  is currently offline Teri in AZ
Messages: 4072
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
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We have a youngish friend, Andy, who has stage 4 testicular cancer. He was a very close friend with my dss when they were in school. They've drifted because Andy went in the Army and Andrew went into the Marines. I found out over the weekend that Andy is having severe financial difficulties because the VA has messed up his pay and he's not received any checks for six months. They are at the end of their financial rope, and next week he goes into the hospital for chemo and a stem cell transplant.

On his behalf, I called our local Congressman, and they seem willing to help him. We are going to provide food, at this point a gift card to the local grocery, and I think several other people are going to do the same. Please pray that the Congressman will be able to help get his benefits issue resolved.

Andy is/professed to be a believer, but I am fairly certain he has walked far, far away. Please pray for us as we reach out to him, and for God to work in his life. Also, please pray that the chemo/stem cell transplant are successful. He has a wife and three children, the oldest is in 3rd grade, my Matt works in his classroom - which he just discovered last week.


Teri in AZ

God is still on the Throne.
 Topic: UPDATING MILITARY PRAYER LIST
UPDATING MILITARY PRAYER LIST [message #799312] Mon, 05 May 2014 02:24
Jen E.  is currently offline Jen E.
Messages: 4522
Registered: April 2005
Location: Northeast
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Would you please give updates IN THE MILITARY PRAYER LIST THREAD for soldiers/sailors/airmen/Marines who need prayer, so that I can update the list?
 Topic: baby braxton update
baby braxton update [message #803106] Thu, 31 July 2014 02:49
KarenB  is currently offline KarenB
Messages: 697
Registered: November 2005
Location: St. Joseph MI
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Grandma emailed me the other day with updates that baby is doing good.

He has a public facebook page if you are interested.
https://www.facebook.com/praying4braxton

He is so teeny.


I serve a Risen Savior.

 Topic: For all those traveling on this stormy long weekend
For all those traveling on this stormy long weekend [message #806973] Wed, 26 November 2014 10:52
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
Messages: 5495
Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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And for all the workers plowing, handling air travel, doing traffic safety, etc.

Dd Kati and her dh will be out plowing tonight for quite a few hours, I think.


Lisa T.
 Topic: My friend B...
My friend B... [message #811722] Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Whose gf and kids are in a shelter is thinking about going to a church...a guy from church made contact with him and invited him...he lives in another state. Please pray for god to draw him to himself....


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Beau Biden, son of the VP has died
Beau Biden, son of the VP has died [message #811739] Sat, 30 May 2015 22:16
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Tennessee
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He has been battling brain cancer for a while.

Praying for the family. I can't imagine their grief.


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

 Topic: Prayer for provision
Prayer for provision [message #813276] Thu, 13 August 2015 07:40
Dimples  is currently offline Dimples
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I broke a tooth a couple of weeks ago and went to my dentist.

After examine, etc., I ended up having a root canal on one tooth, core build up on another, and will need to go back for the broken tooth and have a core build up on it. Apparently, I will either need 3 crowns (1 top, 2 bottom) or a bridge on top and bottom.

We have dental insurance, but fater having a root canal on one yesterday, I have spent 1/2 of my maximum the insurance will pay for the year.

We really don't have the money for this type of dental work. I have to go back on 8/27 to make sure the root canal and other thing he did is doing okay before he begins that process of making the hardware.

I am needing wisdom to know exactly what to do - keep going with this, repair the other tooth and wait on hardware, or what. We also could use a MAJOR "blessing of funds" right about now. Smile

Also, prayer for peace. Dental work is my least favorite thing in life! Crying or Very Sad
 Topic: Please pray for my neighbor...
Please pray for my neighbor... [message #815120] Thu, 17 December 2015 18:20
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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....his daughter goes to asana at church...she recently came to know the lord...the new pastor is going to present the gospel to the parents tonight....pray!


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Safe travel...
Safe travel... [message #818729] Thu, 03 November 2016 08:14
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
Messages: 5495
Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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Dh and I leave tomorrow for our trip to Barcelona. We are looking forward to seeing all the great art, and eating wonderful food!

I am not looking forward to dealing with a long flight, finding our way through Heathrow, and the whole travel thing...so please say a little prayer that our flights are on time and everything about our travel goes smoothly on Friday and Saturday (and when we return next week)!

Thank you!


Lisa T.
Forum: HomeSchool
 Topic: Don't Miss Our Homeschooling Special Needs Section!
icon7.gif  Don't Miss Our Homeschooling Special Needs Section! [message #318772] Tue, 04 September 2007 11:30
Tamara Eaton
Messages: 4956
Registered: April 2005
Location: South
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Don't miss the Homeschooling Special Needs section! Smile If you are homeschooling a child with special needs, we hope you'll be blessed to share encouragement and resources with other homeschooling parents in similar situations.

http://chfweb.net/index.php?t=thread&frm_id=30&S=f9e db86d4428c0b6cc305978e44fd061


Blessings,
Tamara

"There is always enough time to do the will of God. Don't Waste Your Life!"
 Topic: Kindle deals on some Christian literature guides
Kindle deals on some Christian literature guides [message #800183] Tue, 27 May 2014 04:32
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
Messages: 3046
Registered: April 2006
Senior Member
See my post in homeschooling highschoolers. Also on Challies.com.

Robin H.
 Topic: Problems logging in? Chrome users having difficulties...here's the solution for now...
Problems logging in? Chrome users having difficulties...here's the solution for now... [message #804467] Mon, 08 September 2014 06:47
Tamara Eaton
Messages: 4956
Registered: April 2005
Location: South
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If you are having problems logging into CHFWeb's Message Board, it may be because you're using Chrome as your browser!

Chrome is known to have issues accessing some message board websites and quite a few people on CHFWeb have had to switch browsers from Chrome in order to log in. (We also had the same issue!)

We've spent a lot of time researching this problem this weekend, but so far there are no known solutions besides simply changing browsers.

I switched back from Chrome to Opera (which I have used and loved for years now!) which you can find here:

http://www.opera.com/computer/windows

Others prefer Mozilla Firefox, which also works:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/


Blessings,
Tamara

"There is always enough time to do the will of God. Don't Waste Your Life!"
 Topic: Spelling
Spelling [message #807006] Fri, 28 November 2014 07:54
Pam J.
Messages: 117
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
Senior Member
My niece is homeschooling her 2nd grade ds. She uses Math-u-See for her math curriculum. She recently got a call from a rep with MUS telling her about their new curriculum for spelling, Spelling You See. I don't know anything about it but thought maybe some of you may be interested in checking it out. She was pretty excited about it since her son struggles with spelling.
 Topic: Cursive Handwriting - DIY single-word worksheet link inside
Cursive Handwriting - DIY single-word worksheet link inside [message #810603] Mon, 13 April 2015 07:59
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
Randomly came across this, and thought it might be useful:

http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/flash/cursive/singlewor d/index.html


Peace
 Topic: Subscription homework help?
Subscription homework help? [message #810976] Fri, 24 April 2015 10:18
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Trujillo, Peru
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I seem to remember reading something on here about a service that you pay X amount per year for homework help. Does this sound familiar to anyone?


In Him--Tracy
 Topic: Bible Road Trip?
Bible Road Trip? [message #813309] Sat, 15 August 2015 13:35
praise2christ  is currently offline praise2christ
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Registered: August 2009
Location: Northern KY
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Has anyone used this with their kiddos? Did you like it? I'm really interesting in the way it is presented, with the kids actually reading through the Bible and learning more about the history, themes, etc.

http://www.thinkingkidsblog.org/2013/04/17/bible-road-trip-p arent-teacher-guide-free-printable-curriculum/


Stacy, mom to 12-year-old boy/girl twins and a three-year-old boy.

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger." Hans Christian Andersen
 Topic: Montessori material resources?
Montessori material resources? [message #815832] Sat, 13 February 2016 01:45
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I'd love for someone to share online resources for inexpensive "Montessori" type tools/activities. I've home made some non-wood things, but some items I really want better quality than I can provide with less of the expense than the real deal.

TIA


Peace
 Topic: John H. Tiner?
John H. Tiner? [message #815951] Tue, 23 February 2016 20:39
Carrie L  is currently offline Carrie L
Messages: 2094
Registered: May 2005
Location: NH
Senior Member
Has anyone used these science books. I'm seeing good reviews, but I can't really tell what age group (mixed reviews) and how involved they are. I'm looking for high school physical science. Can one book equal a year's worth of work? Any opinions?


Carrie

Only three things are necessary to make life happy: the blessing of God, books, and a friend.
 Topic: Blogging your journey?
Blogging your journey? [message #816285] Fri, 25 March 2016 10:28
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
No one "blogs" anymore. At least, not like they did a decade or so ago.

I'm curious if you, or if you know of someone, have/are blogging your homeschooling journey? I'm considering doing this as a way of "scrap booking" and journaling for my own keepsake (without having to feed the papermonsters we have in home, or hard-drive space). It wouldn't really be for attracting readers so much; although, in our state portfolios are required of certain homeschoolers and I thought (?) I could use this as an electronic back up?

If you know of one, would you be willing to share what they are (PM or FB me) or, maybe, what kind of things you've captured, how you've constructed it, if you've found it worthwhile and if it's become something of a keepsake in the making?
TIA


Peace
 Topic: "Learning for Life" program
"Learning for Life" program [message #816578] Fri, 15 April 2016 11:51
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I've just stumbled into this program when looking up information for an acquaintance. Has anyone heard or have used of the "Learning for Life" program? From what I gather, they are written for classrooms...but I'm not certain I'm correct. I'm also under the impression that this is either tied to, inspired by or created by The Boy Scouts of America.

I know nothing of Boy Scouts or Learning for Life...though, their website sounds intriguing (but for me they are expensive to purchase at the moment). I'm wondering if it is worth saving for/investing for the fall, however. I'm hoping someone here has given it a look and can share.


http://learning.learningforlife.org/digital-programs/home-pr int/

[Updated on: Fri, 15 April 2016 11:52]


Peace
 Topic: Veritas Press sale on online history and bible courses
Veritas Press sale on online history and bible courses [message #816934] Tue, 24 May 2016 16:04
PamE
Messages: 3792
Registered: April 2005
Location: AZ (but it's a DRY heat!)
Senior Member
https://www.veritaspress.com/selfpaced/history.html


I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~Phil 3:13-14~
 Topic: Music (for young children)
Music (for young children) [message #816945] Wed, 25 May 2016 11:28
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I'm creating a "Must Music" list for Jonah and myself. This simply means I'm creating a list of music that I find personally uplifting (or at least quality) and that I want to be a part of our life's background noise and/or concentration.

Easy for me are classical and folk music.

Other genres, I have a couple titles, but I'm not fully versed in enough to know "hey, here's a popular song" vs "here's quality and fabric to our history on this planet."

Would you be willing to share your "time capsule" quality "must music" and genre with me?

Thanks!


Peace
 Topic: SQUILT Eras (Musical Eras Series)
SQUILT Eras (Musical Eras Series) [message #817621] Mon, 18 July 2016 06:38
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I can't vouch for this, but I wanted to pass on for those who may have an interest matching music with historical eras you may have planned for the year's studies. I saw this suggested on a more local homeschooling board:

http://lessons.squiltmusic.com/musical-eras/


Peace
 Topic: Tapestry of Grace?
Tapestry of Grace? [message #819506] Mon, 06 February 2017 19:04
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
This name came to me from out of nowhere, and I remember it "out there" somewhere being discussed when I homeschooled my first batch of kids. I never looked into it, since we were knee deep in other things.

I'm curious if anyone here used it? If so, how many "cycles" did your children use? What were your personal feelings about the curriculum? Do you feel your children retained or profited from ToG?

What else did/have you used?


Peace
 Topic: Science for primary homeschoolers (preK-early elementary)
Science for primary homeschoolers (preK-early elementary) [message #819507] Mon, 06 February 2017 19:08
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I do not necessarily want to follow a curriculum yet...but I'd like to have some feedback about what you tried? I need a bit of structure but not too much. Essentially, I'd love something that has a chronological "first this, then that" type building block approach. Having something (even if it is just a list) like that in my back pocket would do well with our family's just stumbling into discoveries via nature.


Peace
 Topic: Help Grading Percentages for Progeny Press Guide
Help Grading Percentages for Progeny Press Guide [message #819518] Wed, 08 February 2017 19:41
chenoa  is currently offline chenoa
Messages: 76
Registered: May 2005
Location: Now in GA
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Hi, my daughter is using 2 progeny press guides this sememster as part of her English curriculum. I am not sure how to grade it with points on the assignments. Any suggestions? THanks!
 Topic: Christian Liberty Nature Readers - others this style?
Christian Liberty Nature Readers - others this style? [message #819623] Mon, 06 March 2017 12:26
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I have fallen in love with Christian Liberty Nature Readers. Are you familiar?

Are there similar series out there that focus on non-animal stuff? I'm thinking space, geography, that sort of thing?


Peace
 Topic: Synthetic Phonics
icon5.gif  Synthetic Phonics [message #820218] Fri, 21 July 2017 19:30
Jamie
Messages: 4138
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I don't know enough to ask. I sat in on a lecture this afternoon during a homeschooling conference. The topic was supposed to be about how to teach a child to read and ensure reading comprehension. It turned out to be so highly scientific the first third of the meeting (how brains worked, how they needed to be engaged on X number of levels, etc) and then the rest was more or less a pitch on this woman's phonics program (she created, sells the stuff) so it was completely NOT what I thought I was walking into. The first few steps made sense (it wasn't really all that different from what we've done) but then it became very difficult and rushed (she went too long on the front half so the back half was rushed).

Apparently the Dolch (?) words, etc are all analytical, but she's Synthetic (I think?)...

I don't know what it means, completely...

Would anyone like to take a stab at explaining it? Have you used this approach? The program was $125 on sale (for just the teacher manual) and the flashcards - which were a must, and apparently specially designed - were $400 (I know I fell down).

I just don't have that kind of money to teach it...but some of her criticisms of the "old way" were admittedly some of the things that I didn't care for the approach we are following. I figured if I could understand Synthetic Phonics, I could DIY it.


Peace
Forum: BibleIssues
 Topic: CHFWeb Statement of Faith
CHFWeb Statement of Faith [message #348] Wed, 20 April 2005 23:32
CHFWeb
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Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16)

We believe God is one divine Spirit eternally manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Jn 10:29f; Jn 10:30 ; Jn 15:26)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible and physical return to earth.

We believe all have sinned and as a result are alienated from God (Rom. 3:23, 5:12), and that eternal redemption is only brought about by faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 10: 9-10; Eph. 2:8-9).

We believe that if one rejects the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, he subjects himself to eternal damnation and separation from God the Father and will spend eternity in a literal place called hell (Rev. 21:8).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Rom. 8:13-14; I Cor. 3:16, 6:19-20; Eph. 4:30, 5:18).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
 Topic: This was supposed to be under Wendy W's Post
This was supposed to be under Wendy W's Post [message #22128] Wed, 15 June 2005 15:06
Mom2jak  is currently offline Mom2jak
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Sorry Rolling Eyes

[Updated on: Wed, 15 June 2005 16:20]


****Jesus is Lord****



Psalm 27
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

 Topic: Interesting post on gospel by Kevin Megill
Interesting post on gospel by Kevin Megill [message #47996] Thu, 29 September 2005 11:06
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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It's here:

http://chfweb.net/library/77265.html


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Matthew 18:19-20
Matthew 18:19-20 [message #90740] Mon, 13 February 2006 00:18
Karen(BC)  is currently offline Karen(BC)
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Dh and I are just wondering what everyones take is on these verses are? We have heard a lot of reference to prayer from these verses yet it doesn't seem to fit within the context. When I am refering to prayer it's like the selfish prayer mentality. If these verses are about prayer can you help us to understand how you go from confronting a brother with his sin to praying and receiving what you ask for in prayer? We can understand prayer in a restorative sense but not the "name it and claim it" sense that we have so often heard it being used as.

Karen
 Topic: Bunny Trail from the divorce thread: What does it mean to be under grace vs under the law?
Bunny Trail from the divorce thread: What does it mean to be under grace vs under the law? [message #123897] Thu, 25 May 2006 17:54
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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And why?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Verses for happiness/joy?
Verses for happiness/joy? [message #135552] Tue, 27 June 2006 00:56
Elizabby  is currently offline Elizabby
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Does anyone have any favourite verses for when they happy/joyful or which remind them of the joy of God in creation, salvation or the other joys which I'm sure God has?

I'll start with:

Psalm 100! Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (We had a great song with this in it, and I love the image of the whole earth singing including rocks and trees! Very Happy )

Psalm 104:33 I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.

Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD : "He is good; his love to Israel endures forever."


And I never get tired of Genesis 1:27, 31.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them... God saw all that he had made, and it was very good!

I love it that we women are made in the image of God as much as men! I love it that He enjoyed creating us and that we are also creative! I love it that He found us "very" good, which is even better than the rest of Creation, which was also good.

What are your favourite joy verses?


Your sister in Christ,

Elizabby

Evie is six, Zoe is four, and Benji is two!

Not online as much these days, contact me through email or my blog if you want to talk to me!
 Topic: The Women Who “Heard” Isaiah
The Women Who “Heard” Isaiah [message #180404] Fri, 03 November 2006 11:05
bwsmith  is currently offline bwsmith
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Real women heard Isaiah's words. These women suffered in ways with which we may be familiar – and in ways we cannot imagine. They tasted the victory and exhilaration some of us have been privileged to experience. Some only hoped of deliverance in the world to come, as we must hope.

A Daughter in Zion

By the 6th century B.C. Judah had seen the Assyrians crush Samaria and deport the Northern Kingdom of Israel to Assyria in 723 B.C. A Jewish woman would have been familiar with the prophet who was commissioned by God himself. She would have heard his fiery condemnation of Judah’s priests and rulers; likewise, she would have heard his stinging denunciation of women who spurned their jealous God (Read Isaiah 3:14-17)

Can you see any application of what she heard to your daily life? How frequently are you praying for your church leaders, for those who rule, locally and nationally? How routinely do you serve “the poor?” How are pride and unwise passion robbing you of joy? Given the Lord’s affliction of ancient Jewish women, what do you fear He might well do to women in the church?

A Daughter of Zion in Babylon
Imagine now a great-granddaughter of that an actual Jewish woman who reaped the reward of her people’s stiff necks. As part of the remnant who survived, this exiled woman had seen atrocities we in the 21st century have frequently been spared. Her days may have been long and lonely, filled with backbreaking labor, or mind-numbing routine. Perhaps her health and strength were failing and she did not expect to see with her earthly eyes the return to Jerusalem, Isaiah's words gladdened in her heart: "Comfort, Comfort my people . . . your Redeemer, (a protector, obligated because he is family!) comes?”

While her Babylonian captors might have been allowed her some freedoms, the Babylonian culture did not esteem women, unlike her God. (See Proverbs 31) Even if she financially prospered, as many exiles did, this daughter of Zion knew many troubles, and she would have many sorrowful memories.

If she were a young child in 586 B.C., she saw the fierce Babylonian warriors overrun Jerusalem after a devastating siege. She may have witnessed cannibalism – or worse. (Isaiah 9:20-21) She may have seen her father run through with a sword; her mother, brutalized; and the hope of a godly husband destroyed as the young men she knew were killed or enslaved. In exile, perhaps the child she bears had blood of her oppressors brutally mixed with her own. Possibly, just as she grew to love and treasure the gifts of life God had portioned her, her sons were conscripted into that army of strange and fierce warriors who caused her grief; her daughters might have been taken to serve at the palace, or in homes – away from her protection and training.

The only the traces of her former life were in the word of God, which exiles lovingly preserved on precious scrolls carried to Babylon. Temple worship was impossible. So to remember her God, she would come to a synagogue in Babylon (Psalm 137). (Synagogues, "congregations," appear to have arisen during the Exile, in absence of temple worship). She might clearly recall how the Babylonians swept into Jerusalem and why. So, she might teach the younger women their history. (Read 2 Chronicles 36:15-22, also 2 Kings 25).

Do you know “church” history well enough to teach younger women? Do you know God’s promises well enough to teach younger women?

An Exile’s Daughter’s Offspring
What of the young Jewish women, born in captivity, who listened to Psalm 137? One might sit quietly in the synagogue, puzzling over the words Isaiah. What did his words mean to her? (Read Isaiah 53:1-6)

How would her heart have received the promise, "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins."? (Isaiah 43: 25) If she could describe her comfort of the assurance if sins forgiven, what would she say to us, who have no familiarity blood sacrifices?

You and I never witnessed Temple sacrifices – like, that young girl born hundreds of miles from Jerusalem, we have never seen an animal slaughtered to atone for our transgressions. What comfort is there for you and me in the promises of Isaiah – do they change anything we face today?

A Babylonian Daughter of Zion?
Perhaps a Babylonian woman watched the influx of exiles to her city. The Jewish women were remote, unwilling to cook and keep house like the Babylonian women. No statues of deities graced their homes. To whom, then did they pray?

A Babylonian woman may have heard the Hebrew God’s claim, HE arranged Babylonian’s victory and was planning their defeat. (Read Isaiah 13) She had heard that the writings of a prophet, Isaiah, comforted the Jews that a terror named Cyrus will slam down on her culture. (Read Isaiah 45:1, or 47)

Could this God, will this God of the Hebrews, protect her, given the rising threat of the Medes, the uncertainty of her times?

If we could understand their language, what would each woman say about the predictability and reliability of Jehovah, the Lord of Hosts – the Holy One of Israel? What do you say? (Read Isaiah 33:6)


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 Topic: High priests breastplate
High priests breastplate [message #228785] Fri, 23 February 2007 17:25
karen [UK]  is currently offline karen [UK]
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Have you ever done a study on the High Priest's breastplate in the Tabernacle? I keep coming up against brick walls. I get as far as what the stones were and which tribes they represent, but they appear in a different order in Rev. Just trying to do some digging and find out as much as poss. I have studied the furniture and the 'typology' there. Its fascinating......
 Topic: Digging in to Job...
Digging in to Job... [message #282546] Thu, 24 May 2007 10:30
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Job means hated; I never knew that.

What does Job 1:5 mean -- any idea? "Job would send and sanctify them" -- send what or where and sanctify who or what? How could Job's sacrifice sanctify someone else's possible sins?

And what were the feasts on the appointed days?

First I thought they each had a day of the week to host dinner. Is it birthdays or holy days? But 'when the days of feasting had run their course' -- then Job did the sending and sanctifying.

Also, where is Uz? It means 'wooded'.

[Updated on: Fri, 25 May 2007 16:13]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
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