A Long List of Names

I always struggle to read through the long lists of names we find in the Bible Nehemiah 12:1-47 Reference: v.8 The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and also Mattaniah, who, together with his associates, was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving. (TNIV Bible) Explore:  As children, our parents would tuck us into…

I Respect You For Your Decision

They recognise that it wouldn’t always be an easy path to take, but they respect us for making that decision. Nehemiah 11:1-36 Reference: v.2 The people commended all who volunteered to live in Jerusalem. (TNIV Bible) Explore: My husband and I are just everyday people who have chosen to be foster carers.  It’s interesting that when…

House Inspections

While I never trashed a house that I lived in, I would be lying if I said that I always kept every place spotless. Nehemiah 10:1-39 Reference: v.29 all these now join their fellow Israelites the nobles, and bind themselves with a curse and an oath to follow the Law of God given through Moses…

5-Minute Workout

You can be tightening those abs, burning those calories, and shaping those arms in no time at all! Nehemiah 9:1-38 Reference: v.21 For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen. (TNIV Bible) Explore: Do you know there is such thing…

A New Release

My sister hurried to the bookstore the morning it came on sale to pick up our two precious copies Nehemiah 8:1-18 Reference: v.3 He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the…

Meeting Someone New

As soon as I was introduced to this person, I was instantly confused – was this really them? Nehemiah 7:1-73 Reference: v.66 The whole company numbered 42,360 (TNIV Bible) Explore: The other day I met someone for the very first time.  This is not such an unusual occasion, as I meet new people all the…

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