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Overview of Abraham to Moses

  • Abraham receives a call from God to travel to Canaan for a divine promise.
  • Sacrifice of Isaac is stopped, last second by God.
  • Abraham dies.

 

  • Isaac has two sons, Jacob and Esau.
  • Rebekah wants Jacob to deceive Isaac.
  • Esau finds out and says he wants to kill Jacob.
  • Jacob is sent away by Rebekah to keep him safe.
  • Jacob’s dream.
  • Jacob marries two, Leah and Rachel.
  • Decides to go back to his original home.
  • Jacob struggles, but his better nature wins.
  • changes name to Isreal.
  • makes peace with Esau and go their separate ways.
  • Jacob has 12 sons, Rachel dies.

 

  • Joseph is loved the most, so his brothers sold him into slavery
  • In Egypt, Joseph was sold to the captain of the pharaoh’s guard.
  • Became trusted servant.
  • Thrown in prison for something he didn’t do.
  • Joseph came to the pharaoh’s attention.
  • Joseph could interpret dreams.
  • Because of Joseph, the Pharaoh was able to prepare for the famine.
  • Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt because of the famine.
  • Joseph reveals himself to them.
  • After Joseph and the Pharaoh die, things became difficult for the Hebrews.
  • Egyptians enslave Hebrews.

 

  • Moses was adopted by the pharaoh’s daughter.
  • Would visit the Hebrew slaves.
  • Moses killed an overseer beating a slave.
  • Becomes a shepherd.
  • Has a vision of a burning bush.
  • Returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews.
  • Pestilences when the pharaoh refuses to release slaves.
  • pharaoh frees slaves after final plague.
  • Crossing the Red Sea.
  • Moses goes up Mt. Sinai, comes down with law.
  • Moses comes down to people worshiping a golden calf.
  • Tablets kept in the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Cities too fortified for Conquest.
  • 40 years would pass before the Hebrews attempt to take possession.
  • Mosses is instructed to strike a particular rock and a spring would be discovered.
  • Moses yields leadership to Joshua.
  • Moses dies.
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The hierarchy of Genesis 1-3

The hierarchy of Genesis 1-3 is pretty simple in all honesty.

  1. God
  2. Adam
  3. Eve
  4. Serpent

1. God

  • God created all of them, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”
  • God was the one who made rules and boundaries that they had to abide by “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
  • God was the one to punish them when they broke the rules  And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life”

“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy                                conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to          thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”

 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy               wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou                     shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat                of it all the days of thy life;”

2. Adam

  • Adam was the first created, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
  • He worked for God, “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”
  • He was rewarded Eve, “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

3. Eve

  • She was a reward, “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.”
  • She was to be a helper, not a partner, “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.”
  • She was the one deceived, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be                     opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

  • She convinced Adam to eat of the fruit, “she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”

4. Serpent

  • The Serpent was the one who deceived them, “And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.?”
  • The Serpent was the one of the best of the beasts, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.”
  • The Serpent seemed, at least to me, jealous of Adam and Eve’s position so he tricked them to get them banished. “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
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Turning points in my life

Ever since I was little I remember my parents being divorced.

And that isn’t a bad thing, I don’t remember a lot of when I was young, but I do remember when I told people that they’d always reply with “Oh, I’m so sorry” and as I kid I had no idea why!

They left each other on good terms, wanting to put their kids first, just like how most divorces should go.

So I don’t remember them ever being together when I was younger, I’ve been told they were, but one of the earliest memories I have is when they were divorced. So I never really had two parents in one house unless my Dad came to visit.

Until later when we heard the news of my Mom’s boyfriend and her wanting to get married.

One of the major turning points in my life was my Mom getting re-married, now most kids would have a problem with this but my siblings and I were all really happy for our Mom!

She seemed so much more lively after she met him, so when we got the news about them getting married, we were all happy for them.

One thing though, is that we had to move to where he was because he owned his house and we only rented, so it was easier. But the packing and moving didn’t bother us, we’d done it numerous times when I was little, so this wasn’t a big deal.

What was a big deal was the first time we met his daughters in person, we only met one in person first, she was the one that lived with their Dad. The other lives with their Mom, so we wouldn’t be able to meet her until later in the year.

I don’t remember much about meeting them, just that at first I was terrified they wouldn’t like me, that it had been building up ever since we got into the moving vehicles.

But I also remember being relieved.

Relieved, not only because they did end up liking me, but because I liked it there, they were nice, my Mom seemed so alive. I know that even if I didn’t like it there, I wouldn’t have minded because I almost always got to see a smile on my Mom’s face.

This was a big turning point in my life because, we had been moving all over the place because of my Mom’s job in the military and us being perfectly fine with it, just making friends and then moving away, to suddenly, not only did we have another parent in the house, an authority figure that wasn’t just a temporary babysitter or my siblings. But we had more family, and we stayed in the house for more than just a few years.

Things felt different too, at first it felt like I shouldn’t do things or touch things, but that’s how I am around any persons house, any house that isn’t my own. But soon it felt like home, when we had our rooms set up, when we had our stuff again, it felt like I could go out into the living room and watch TV if I wanted to.

Which helped me in the long run of making friends with my new family.

To this day we’re still in that house, things have changed, sure everything does, people have moved out, we’ve grown as people. But we’re still here, and when people talk about their childhood home, I don’t think about the ones I lived in before here, I always think of this one. This family. The two families that were broken after a failed marriage each, that found happiness together.

That is the biggest turning point in my life, because we all became truly happy.

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“Discuss good things that came from his heart attack”

There are quite a few good things that came as a result of his heart attack, some stick out more than others.

The first good things was being forced on him against his wants and desires, a much healthier diet than his original one. One he described with distaste and despise. He didn’t want to change his diet, especially to things he didn’t like. Vegetables, fruits, oatmeal,  all things he described in detail. You could nearly feel the hate for those foods radiating off of the page. But he still did it, he may have wanted to change his diet, but he did not want to chance another heart attack and that was more important.

The second was nearly subconscious, after the heart attack. He didn’t want to smoke, he didn’t need to smoke and he especially didn’t think about smoking. It just wasn’t important anymore, it may never be again.

Another good thing was he finally started putting what he truly cared for first, putting it in the foreground, to take care of those things first. Not spending time on insignificant things, not having to worry about them.

One of those being his love of collecting, even if he had done it off and on again before hand, he started to go out of his way to get them, because he viewed that as important. Even if others thought it was a weird habit or wasn’t worth it, it was important to him and that’s what mattered. He continued collecting the bus signs, signs that had anything to do with buses. He works on collecting harder than he had before, sometimes it ends in success, sometimes it ends in failure. But he keeps trying. He even managed to get on that was high up on his list!

Another was writing, another thing he loved but had no time for, he was going to make time for it. He was finally going to continue one of his passions. He started getting inspiration from all around, one turning into “Kick the can,” which turned into a series of books with “One eyed Mack” and the main character. He also started writing plays at his Wife’s suggestion. Some sounding interesting, others not as much, but he kept trying. Still sometimes ending in success, sometimes ending in failure. One that ended in success, or at least a little bit of success, was Chili Queen. Which he had gotten the inspiration for from one of his drives.

His drives alone was also a good thing that came from the heart attack, just getting away and relaxing in what felt like a new world. He enjoyed the view, looking at everything go by, exploring places he had and hadn’t been to before. Seeing a story in something or making it up himself.

Napping was one of the things he kept after recovery, pushing through the teasing and just enjoying a nice hour or two nap.

One of the most important has to be the romper room. They helped him in a way that no one else could at the time, they let him think, say and laugh at the dark and scary thoughts. And that has to be one of the most important things that happened. Getting it off your chest and out of your head, everyone has that group of friends, or even just that one friend that you can say everything dark to and laugh at it.