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Bible Knowledge Challenge (read when you have time, or copy)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This interested me so much, I had to post it here, so all has a chance to read it, as I did. Here it is"

Great "Big" Bible Challenge

Knowing that Psalms is the only book in the Bible that mentions God laughing or that Adam was the first patient to be operated on under anesthetic won’t help you unlock the Bible’s secrets, but it could help you pass this Bible Challenges with flying colors.

How well do you know God’s Word? Relax for a few minutes and find out. You may even want to grab a pencil and keep score.

1. Where did the phrase “wolf in sheep’s clothing” originate?

If you say Aesop’s Fables? Go to question 21. OR If you say The Bible? Go to question 9.

2. What was the first of the ten plagues of Egypt?

Frogs? Go to question 8. Blood? Go to question 15. Darkness? Go to question 10.

3. No. John tells the story of Jesus’ choosing Peter first in John 1:42. Now, go to question 5.

4. Correct. This queen of the Medo-Persian Empire saved her people from an attempted holocaust. Now, on to question 11.

5. Were angels present at the Creation of the world?

If you say Yes? Go to question 12. If you say No? Go to question 28.

6. Although many of David’s prayers are recorded in the Psalms, it was Daniel who was thrown to the lions for praying three times a day. Go to question 26.

7. Close. Aaron’s Rod, not Moses’ Rod was in the Ark (Heb. 9:4). Now, to find out how many minutes it will take you to read the Bible right through, see number 50.

8. Close, but no diploma. The first plague God sent (when Pharaoh refused to let His people go) was blood. Exodus 7 tells us that blood was everywhere, even in the wooden buckets and stone jars. The frogs came next. Now, jump to 37.

9. Good start! Matthew 7:15 says, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Many of the phrases we use every day originated in Scripture. Others include “holier than thou” (Isaiah 65:5), “a drop in a bucket” (Isaiah 40:15), and “the blind leading the blind” (Matt. 15:14). Now go to number 33.

10. Close, but no blue ribbon. The first plague God sent (when Pharaoh refused to let His people go) was blood. Exodus 7 tells us that blood was everywhere, even in the wooden buckets and stone jars. The darkness came later. Now, on to question 37.

11. Who said, “How can a man be born when he is old”?

If you say Jesus? Go to question 42. If you say Nicodemus? Go to question 40.

12. Very good. Job 38:1-7 tells us about it. By the way, did you know that the Bible has 22 different names for the fallen angel, Satan? You were not required to know this for the exam. Now, fly on to question 41.

13. Very good! The New Testament was written in Greek, most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and part of Daniel was in Aramaic. Go to question 2.

14. No. This year of emancipation and restoration was to be kept every fifty years. Now, there’s only one question left. Go to question 47.

15. Right you are. Speaking of first things, now go to question 37.

16. Sorry. James was probably the brother of Jesus. Luke was a doctor and a Gentile by birth. Go to question 43.

17. Right. Ezekiel 32:2 mentions a monster in the seas (so does Job). Now, carefully set sail for question 27.

18. Yes. Now, on to question 44.

19. Right. In fact, either answer is correct. After Nabal died, however, Abigail became David’s wife. You can read the fascinating story in 1 Samuel 25. Now, let’s head out for question 29.

20. Who was the first disciple chosen by Jesus?

If you say John? Go to question 3. OR is your think Peter? Go to question 48.

21. Uh oh! You're wrong - Better start over again.

22. Sorry. The New Testament was written in Greek, most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and part of Daniel was in Aramaic. If you missed this one, you’re not alone. Go to 2.

23. Sorry. Revelation mentions various horrifying images, but no sea monster. Now, carefully set sail for question 27.

24. Not even close. Bukki was the son of Jogli, a leader of the tribe of Dan. If you knew that, claim twelve extra points. Then go to question 20.

25. Right. (If you got this one wrong, you’re in trouble!) After her husband Nabal died, Abigail married David. You can read the fascinating story in 1 Samuel 25. Now, let’s head for question 29.

26. Who is the only Gentile in an all-Jewish cast of New Testament writers?

If you say Luke? Go to question 39. OR If you say James? Go to question 16.

27. The year of Jubilee comes how often for the Israelite?

If you think Every 7 years? Go to question 14. OR If you say Every 50 years? Go to question 38.

28. Sorry. Job 38:1-7 tells us that they were. Now, fly on to question 41.

29. How many languages was the Bible first written in?

One? Go to question 35. OR Two? Go to question 22. OR Three? Go to question 13.

30. Wrong. Abel was the first shepherd. He was also murdered by his brother Cain. Now, on to question 44.

31. Ruth was David’s great grandmother, but not the first beauty queen. Try again.

32. Correct. Journey back to the amazing story in the book of Esther. Then travel on to question 20.

33. Who prayed 3 times a day at an open window?

If your answer is David? Go to question 6. OR If you say Daniel? Go to question 45.

34. Which book of the Bible mentions “sea monsters”?

Ezekiel? Go to 17. - Job? Go to 46. - Revelation? Go to 23.

35. Sorry. Try 29 again.

36. Very good. Now, to find out how long it will take you to read the Bible right through, go to question 50.

37. Who was history’s first murderer?

If you say Abel? Go to question 30. OR if it is Cain? Go to question 18.

38. Right. The jubilee year belonged to the Lord and brought emancipation and restoration. Now, on to number 47.

39. Good guess. Dr. Luke, believed to be the author of Luke and Acts, was well-educated in Greek culture. Antioch (of Syria) and Philippi are among the places suggested as his hometown. Go to question 43 and an easier one.

40. Right. Nicodemus later defended Jesus before the Sanhedrin (John 7:50-52) and openly assisted in the burial of Jesus’ body (19:39-42). Now, on to question 34.

41. Who won the first beauty contest?

If it was Ruth? Go to question 31. OR if you say Esther? Go to question 4.

42. Sorry. Nicodemus asked this of Jesus in John 3:4. Go to question 34.

43. Abigail was the wife of:

If it was Nabal? Go to question 19. OR if it was David? Go to question 25.

44. Who was hung on a gallows fifty cubits (about seventy-five feet) high?

Voltaire? Go to 49. OR Haman? Go to 32. OR Bukki? Go to 24.

45. Right. As a result, Daniel became the first lion tamer. Now, the questions are about to get tougher. Move on to question 26.

46. Correct. Job 7:12 mentions the monster of the deep. So does Ezekiel. Now, carefully set sail for question 27.

47. What was in the Ark in the Tabernacle?

The Ten Commandments, Moses’ Rod, and a pot of manna? Go to question 7.

The Ten Commandments, Aaron’s Rod, and a pot of manna? Go to question 36.

48. Right. Speaking of right, did you know that the Hittites sometimes wrote from right to left on one line and then from left to right on the next? Now you know. Go to question 5.

49. Sorry. Voltaire was a famous 18th century writer. He predicted that the Bible would be gone within one hundred years. Fifty years after his death, the printing press he owned was being used to print Bibles, and the house he had lived in was the distributing center. If you knew this, claim an extra point. Then go to question 20.

50. Reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in one year takes about 12 minutes a day (73 hours).

Well, it’s time to add up your score.

3-6 correct: Run to your local book store and buy a Bible.

7-9: Not bad.

10-12: Impressive.

13-15: Downright scholarly.

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MIKROS2 1/25/2010 2:17PM

    Thanks for the challenge, it was great!

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GLEORIA 1/24/2010 11:44AM

    Good day. Thank you for sharing the challenge. I liked testing my Bible knowledge.

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BALLOR2 1/24/2010 11:33AM

  I love this! Will print and pass on!

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It's Hard, but I'm trying

Friday, January 22, 2010

The support of Spark People have helped me to stick to the plan, I made the beginning of the year, I'm feeling the urge know, but I will resist, with the Help of my Spark Friends, I will eat from my frig and pantry, most of the time. If I order, it will be something healthy, that I feel, I'm allowed, for that day.

It has been 24 days since the last time I ordered in pizza. It's also been 24 days since I've eaten what I eat off of a pizza.

I'm challenging myself, to cut my diet pop down through the rest of this month, and by February 15th, to be able to come back and blog that, that is the next thing I am throwing out of my home.

I'm also excepted a challenge to exercise 30 minutes this weekend. Pray, I can accomplish this. I can only do about 10 minutes at a time, right know. I need to burn my calories, as my weight loss is extremely, slow at this time.

Any encouragement, any ideas will be appreciated.


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TORYSUE 1/27/2010 1:21PM

    I guess I am really lucky that I now live too far out in the country and no one delivers. The draw back is I work in the little town and can order take out but since I have managed to help my dh get his cholestral numbers up I have stopped doing that and that is good for both of us. Just keep doing it. emoticon

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PEGGO45 1/23/2010 5:31AM

    emoticon Pizza is a major weakness of mine too.... excercise is good... even in little chunks...10 minutes a day = 70 minutes a week... keep going... emoticon

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BUBBASMAMA0508 1/22/2010 10:22PM

    Diet Pop is my weakness! I would drink it all day if I let myself. I am currently down to half a can a day with my lunch and I hope to eventually get it out of my home as well!
You will be my motivation!!!
Good luck!

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/22/2010 8:35PM

    Linda, wow not eating pizza for 24 days now that is an accomplishment. I love pizza and had to also ban it from my life, I was able later on to add a healthier version back. You are doing great. When we have to break some old bad habits its a big deal. I know you might feel the weight is coming off too slow, but its better to lose a smaller steady amount, you are getting use to it and so is your body. Body's dont like shocks.
I agree if you can do 10 minutes just break up your 30 into 3 smaller segments, it is proven that you get as much benefit.
Keep taking the small steps and they will still add up to a big change.
Hugs and smiles.

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NAKIOMA 1/22/2010 6:41PM

    Just do 10 minutes at a time three times a day. If that gets rough cut it down to 5 minutes at a clip. Nice and easy - don't let yourself get stressed cause that works agains you...................Good Luck...................Naki

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STRAY_CAT 1/22/2010 4:49PM

    You can do it! Slow and steady will make it happen!

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THOMS1 1/22/2010 4:37PM

    I like your attitude! Have a great weekend and keep on sparkin. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The New Year

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I have a new attitude, I feel like this is the year, I will lose my weight, that with God's Help, Spark's Help and the Genotype Diet, I will be successful! I plan on doing this food plan and way of eating for my whole life, and when I need to stop losing that I will maintain it, easily, and with no trouble.

I know in the future, when more of this weight comes off that I will be able to move more and do more, but now I strive to do a bit more each day. At my highest weight of 372 3/4, I was doing isometrics, from my chair, and some lifts. Then I moved to walking the length of my small apartment, then with my walker, a baby step, at a time and attached to oxygen. Then I moved the walking outside and got up as far as 50 feet in each direction. Then I went to a cane and walked the length of my apartment in each direction and eventually took it outside, and walked those long fifty steps in each direction, all with oxygen on. With the help of the Blood Type Diet, I was free from arthritis and able to move.
and I was able to get off of oxygen during the day. I was so happy! Two years later, I was able to get off of oxygen completely. At this time, I had moved into a larger apartment, which felt more like a home.

I have a long hall way and make that trip down it many times a day and can do so on my own No walker, No Cane. Outside is a bit of a hardship, but I will accomplish it too.

Today, I feel Blessed, Motivated and Full of Life and with God's Help will continue on this path to normal weight and good health, if it is His Will.

Onward and Downward!
Bless Each of You and I pray for your success, also.

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TORYSUE 1/15/2010 1:51PM

    What a good blog. Shows what determination you have and how far you have come and how well you are continuing on your journey.

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/6/2010 6:21PM

    Linda what a good feeling this must be giving you. I bet none of it was easy, but stuck to it and look what you have done.
Keep up the good work and I know this year will be a good one for you.
Hugs and smiles

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BUBBASMAMA0508 1/6/2010 5:59PM

    Amazing Progress!
You can do it!!!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 1/6/2010 11:49AM

    You should be so proud of the progress you have made and continue to make!
God bless you.

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THINKINNOW 1/6/2010 7:32AM

    A blessful feeling is a thankful feeling - best of luck to you - you sound like you are off to a good start

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I feel Blessed

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day 2009- My family was all together, again. My children, my grandchildren. My second daughter and her children are back from PR to live and attend school, again. I missed them dearly, when they were gone.

My son survived a horrific car accident, with a scraped head. His car was demolished, but he is alive and fine. God kept him in his Hands, and kept him safe.

We had a wonderful meal, that was delicious. We had a great visit, lots of laughter. It was great.

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RHCOOKSON 11/27/2009 10:44AM

    That's wonderful. I'm so happy to hear that your son survived such a terrible accident. Best wishes to you and your family. emoticon

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Shopping was exciting!

Friday, October 02, 2009

I had a plan, I was ready, I was willing, I had a store picked out, I had to make it work for me.
I was at Walmart, I knew shopping there for food was limited, but that was where I was taken and I was going to find things I needed.

I found canned goods, I bought 15 cans of peaches in light syrup (no sugar added), I figured 2 servings per can, according to the plan I was following. Than I found pineapple chunks and bought 15 cans, figuring 3 servings per can. (I got 2 1/2, when I measured it out) Oh My, I found the beans I needed, butter beans and great northern beans, in cans also. Never had them, before, so I bought 4 butter beans and 2 great northern (figuring 20 servings-we'll see) I found V-8 juice (2 veg servings per serving, 2 servings per can), bought 12(24 veg servings) Sounds great to me so far, continued on and seen they had a refrigerated row of coolers, passed all the cold sweet stuff, and found Hillshire ultra thin turkey brest slices, bought 6 of them, mmmm, thinking, calculating 3 servings per container Wow 18 poultry servings ( and sodium was low on them). I'm allowed 2300g a day. Good choice! Go a few cooler doors down and spot bacon and thought No, need to pass that, but I look again and I see a package that looks different, kind of light colored, and opened that cooler and found, you guessed it,
turkey bacon, grabbed 1 package (never had it before) needed to try it, and it's turkey. Turning the corner to the main isle, on a very large rack, down low, I spot large cans of pumpkin, I thought, I could try that new recipe I just seen and bought 2 cans, also on the rack on the other side was Hershey Cocoa,(what female doesn't need chocolate, once in a while, but on my food plans I can have 1 tsp. a day. WOW! Then, a bit down I found Bakers unsweetened chocolate Bar, you know the big one, people usually use to bake with, but I knew a secret, one can add stevia and hot water to it for a chocolate beverage. I bought 2 of them to try it, too. I felt great, this will hold me until I can get to another store, to get the rest of what I need!

Of course, before that, I went clothes shopping for myself and my youngest grand daughter, who is having a birthday soon and will be seven years old. I picked out three or four tops, pair of leggings, new black sexy bra, and a new dress, for myself. Then I switched to the girl's dept and picked out a dress, that came with a necklace, added a pair of black leggings with silver threads running through them and an outfit portraying Disney Rocks, a long top with a sash belt and pants with them, and I walked a bit further and found a hat/gloves/scarf set and chose to grab it to, of course, had to keep my little girl warm. lol Still haven't run into my brother, who brought me, so continued on the the hair products, you guessed it had to buy my hair color! lol Than finished with cleaning supplies, than finally, went to checkout and after I got home found out I had $140.00 in groceries, from Walmart. All good choices, all of which I was happy, I chose. emoticon


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