Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reading Tamar

Hey girls. Are you keeping up? If not, maybe you can catch up over the weekend, or else just jump in where we're at and join us.

I wasn't going to include this next lady in our study but one of our participants said Tamar is her namesake and she really hoped that we would read her. So we're reading Tamar next and we will discuss her after Easter on Monday.

If the women up until now have rattled your brain a bit, this one is no less shocking! But her story is shorter, at just one chapter: Genesis 38. Its linked for online reading and the story starts with Judah, who is one of Jacob and Leah's sons, now grown up.

I've finished reading all your comments on Rachel and Leah and so appreciate how open you all are willing to be with me and one another - its a beautiful thing! Happy Easter, sweet friends!

Post your "I did it" here once you've completed the reading.

192 comments:

  1. I read it..and once again am amazed at how women and men used each other, generation after generation. I am so thankful I live now and not then! Doesn't it seem to you that these woman were more than fertile? Or was this just part of the grand plan?

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  2. I finished reading about Tamar!

    Have a Happy Easter everyone!

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  3. I did it! Thank you, Rachel, for not overlooking some of the "lesser" women in the Bible. God would not put them in His Word unless it was for our benefit. Your study is helping us to look deeper into the message, instead of skimming the pages.

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  4. I read it! Happy Easter everyone!

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  5. I read it, God Bless you all, Josie

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  6. I am so excited! I have so been enjoying this study. I can't wait for more. I was so hungry for more yesterday that I started reading Tamar and wondered if we would study her too! I'm so glad we are! Happy Easter everyone!

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  7. I read it and can't wait to hear more. How interesting that Tamar is one of the few women that is named in the lineage of Christ. Blessed Easter to all - Sylvia

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  8. I did it! Happy Easter everyone.

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  9. I read it!!

    Have a blessed Easter everyone!!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  10. I read it! Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Rachel!

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  11. I read it. Thank you so much Rachel for taking on the big task of this Bible study. I have gained so much knowledge from you and everyone that has commented so far. I have come to develop a passion for reading the Bible and I have everyone to thank for that. I hope you all have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter. I look forward to the comments relating to Tamar and other women next week. Talk to you all then.
    Laura from New Hampshire

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  12. I read it...and it will be a long weekend "waiting" for the discussion to begin.

    Have a blessed Easter everyone!

    HE IS RISEN!
    Kim from PA

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  13. I read it!
    Happy Easter dear sisters!

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  14. I read it too! I agree with Kim, that it will be hard to wait for the discussion. I can't wait to get up in the mornings and read the comments of so many women. There are some very wise ladies out there who offer great insight into God's word. I have such a renewed desire to dig into the word, and take in all that God has for us.

    God Bless and Happy Easter!

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  15. I read it!!!

    Happy Easter everyone!!!!!

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  16. I read it!
    Have a very blessed Easter everyone!

    -Tara from New Mexico

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  17. I read it too!!

    Happy Easter,

    Suz in TX

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  18. i finished reading about tamar. how frustrating it must have been for her! ...i guess she got even with judah though!!

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  19. I read it!

    Happy Easter!

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  20. I read it!
    Have a Blessed Easter!

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  21. I've read it. Women really were a lesser class-I can see where they felt they had to scheme in order to get what they thought they needed. I see in my own life where I have schemed to get what I thought I needed but then God showed me the real way. As in Rachel's situation, God does go ahead and let you make those mistakes, but HE never gives up on you...I CAN testify to that. HE patiently waits until HE knows it is the right time and HE is glorified. HE AROSE!

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  22. I'm done. Happy Easter everyone! I'm looking forward to the comments. Lynn, OR

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  23. I DID IT......

    HE IS RISEN ......

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  24. Thanks to all of you for insight as we study these women of the Bible. Wow! Y'all have a wonderful Easter.

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  26. I did it. Happy Easter everyone!

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  27. I read it!! It is so amazing how lying and being deceitful goes all the way back to the bible. God Bless and have a Happy Easter!

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  28. I did it. Oh Rachel you've left us with a great cliff hanger. Does this pattern never end...I guess I just have to look around the world we live in to get that answer! I can't wait to see comments on this one.

    Happy Easter!

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  29. I read it!
    Happy Easter to all!

    Pat in NYC

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  30. I read it! Sorry I was absent for the last discussion. Both of my kids were very sick and I didn't have a chance to post my thoughts. Looking forward to joining in again.

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  31. I read it...had forgotten about Tamar!
    My Bible commentary mentions how Canaanite genes (from Tamar) were in the blood that flowed from Jesus' side on the cross...blood shed for people of every race.

    Have a Blessed Easter everyone!

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  32. I did it!...If I don't talk to you all before Sunday have a Blessed Easter because the Savior is risen!
    Donna

    p.s. don't forget to say Hi on my blog..I know the Lord has a reason for mine also..Sweatpea please go back to visit :)
    God Bless

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  33. I read it! Can't wait for discussion. Praying for everyone to have a Wonderful Easter!!

    Dana - Southeast Missouri

    P.S. If you stumble across my comment please take a moment to pray for my son. He is trying very hard to quit drinking. I am trusting God that this will be the time he does. He needs prayer so badly. He is staying with me right now and knows he cannot drink in our home. I know this is sooo hard on him but he's doing really well (I think). My dear sisters in Christ please ask God for his deliverence from this addiction. I know that God will take the need for alcohol away from him. Our little Bible study is teaching me to wait and not hurry God along and mess things up worse.
    Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4
    Thank You

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  34. i did it! May all you have a Blessed Easter.

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  35. I did it! I really love the link to the various Bible translations - tonight I chose three different versions to read. So easy to compare.

    Have a blessed Easter...

    Susan, CA

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  36. I just finished they reading of
    Tamar. Happy Easter everyone!!

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  37. i read about tamar. this is an interesting story that i remember from years ago.

    all the people that God preserved for us in His word are precious to Him. He doesn't grade them ... great and small, important or insignificant... like we do. He loves all of His children. Praise God for that because we are His "girls".

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  38. I read it. All caught up....glory to God! :) Making that extra time is so beyond worth it! :)
    Rachel, Happy Easter to you and yours! Blessings, peace and much joy to each of you!

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  39. I read it. I can't say thank you enough Rachel Olsen and all you Sister's in the Lord. I am amazed at what I have learned so far. I can't wait to get on the computer every morning or to study my Bible which used to be such drudgery. Now my Bible is comming to life in a whole new way for me.

    THANK YOU!!

    It is so rereshing to see that we do not have to be perfect "Miss Susie Christian" God can use us just as we are.

    Happy Easter to everyone!

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  40. I did it...I didn't get to post about Rachel, but I did read and study about her. Still haven't had time to read through the comments, though. I had company and that's thrown me behind.

    His~
    Jae

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  41. My reading is done and I'm so curious to read what you, Rachel, have to say about it and what the others think.

    A Blessed Easter to each of you!

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  42. I read it.
    Have a blessed Easter!

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  43. I read it! Happy Easter everyone!
    Connie - Canada

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  44. I read it!

    He is risen indeed!

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  45. I finished reading the story of Tamar.
    Looking forward to your comments.
    To all the ladies - have a blessed Resurrection Day.
    Aloha, Sue

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  46. I can't wait for the discussion. I filled a page in my journal about Tamar (and Judah). This reading/discussion group has been such a blessing and I've been able to encourage friends to get involved too.

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  47. I did it! This study is blessing me in so many ways. I have even found new approaches to talking with my teenaged girls. Thank you Rachel and all of you sisters. LJM in TN

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  48. I read it... can't wait for your comments, Rachel! the reading has left me somewhat perplexed and frustrated for Tamar- and am anxious for clarification!

    DANA- in Southeast Missouri- i'm praying for your son's deliverance-
    and peace from God for you as well!!

    Blessing at this Easter time- from central Illinois.

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  49. I read it. Happy Easter!

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  50. I read it..can't wait for the discussion..I am truly amazed at the stories in the Bible. I had no idea!
    Happy Easter all.

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  51. Read it & Happy Easter to all!

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  52. I have read it.
    Easter Blessings!
    Margaret

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  53. I did it.
    Studying in Iowa

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  54. I read it!

    Dana
    I saw your message and will keep you son in prayer...and your family support as well! If you are like me you want to "fix" it....this study is all about trusting and waiting,,,meanwhile loving your son and praying...looking for answers in your daily time with God rather than on your own accord.
    Bless you sister!

    Happy Easter everyone!

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  55. Sherri
    I chuckled at your comment about the "fertile" women. Thanks!
    Julie

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  56. I have read about Tamar and also look forward to insights about her.
    I like the idea of journaling before and then see the thoughts of others. I'm sure to get some, Hummmm. . I didn't think about that!

    "It's Friday but Sunday's a coming"
    Oh, glorious Easter sunrise on Sunday!

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  57. Read and enjoyed it. I can't wait til the discussion on Monday.
    Happy Easter from Bolivia, South America

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  58. I did it.

    Also I'm receiving the postings one day late and I live in the states. Is anyone else having this problem? Is there something I can do so that I can read it on the same day it is posted? Thanks for any help. Have a blessed Easter.

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  59. I read it!!

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  60. Debbie in Goose Creek,SCMarch 21, 2008

    I read it.
    My goodness! Is this "deceit and coniving' on Tamar's part...or "self-preservation"? what's the old saying, 'Look out for number one because no one else will.'? Wow!
    I look forward to all the comments on Monday. Happy Easter, All! He arose! Hallelujah! and I'm gonna be a first time grandma! :o)

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  61. I did it!
    I love reading about these women. I find myself getting excited to read the next day, and I HATE to read!!!
    Thank you so much for this six week study. I really am enjoying it!

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  62. I did it -- a bit late.
    Read the comment from Dana and am praying for her son -- and for her to have patience and tolerance and never to blame herself for the way things have turned out. I've been married to one for nearly 30 years and at times it is still VERY hard to cope with. Bless you all for your support and Rachel for setting up this study -- it sure does help.

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  63. I read it! Yet another interesting story of getting what we want when we want it instead of waiting on God's timing!

    Dino in North Carolina

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  64. I finished reading but am still thinking about Tamar and Judah.

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  65. I am going to read about Tamat as soon as I finish this. I know we're supposed to read first and then put in that we did it.
    I live in NC but am in Virginia Beach, VA visiting my daughter. My other daughter and her family are here also. I had a hard time finding this websiste on their labtop and am afraid I want be able to get back here, but I will do the reading. Will be praying for the lady's son.

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  66. I read it!!! There we go as women helping God along again.... Sorry that I'm still on that thought pattern, but that has obviously been weighing heavy on my heart throughout this study. Apparently it's just in our make-up as women and we must work daily to keep in in check.

    Ps.. I've just started a new job and am struggling to get my monthly bills back on track ( I'm a month behind)... Please if you have a moment stand in agreement with me that not only will God stretch my 90% but that I will soon be back on top.

    thanks to all for the comments that keep God's word and purpose on my heart everyday....Carol

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  67. Read it.

    Easter Blessings to All!

    Praying for your son.

    Rachel, seeming that all these stories wrap around husbands and getting pregnant, could you give us a brief history on what a woman's role was like during these times. Thanks.

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  68. Dana - I read your comment and I will keep your son in my prayers. Whenever alcohol or drug addictions comes up in one of my study groups-teen challenge(David Wilkerson) is usually recommended by someone... Addictions bring such pain to families. I have been keeping my brother in prayer for his addictions for many years. As a teen I had used drugs...I remember that one day I looked at older women who used and said I did not want to be like that...many years later I overheard my Grandmother tell my mother to keep praying for my brother same as she prayed for her daughter(me)...
    Debrah

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  69. I did it, and like everyone else, can't wait for the discussion. Thank you again for doing this bible study.
    Have a blessed Easter! I'm so thankful that He is risen. He is risen indeed!

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  70. I finished reading. everyone....He is risen! He is risen indeed!
    Blessings on everyone's worship on Sunday.

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  71. I just re-read it! I couldn't stop while I was reading about the
    other women.

    Happy Easter to all!

    Leisha/Alabama

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  72. I too have read Tamar's story and am anxiously awaiting everyone's postings.

    Hallelujah, Christ arose!

    Have a blessed Easter.

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  73. Hi Rachel,
    We just returned from Florida so I haven't been able to do your Bible studies yet. Hope to start next week.

    Just wanted you to know that I am praying that you and your family have a very meaningful Easter weekend.

    Sweet Blessings,
    Jodie
    "Pearls"

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  74. I read it! This study has been more of a blessing than I could've imagined! I too find myself anxiously awaiting the next reading and really emnjoying reading the word again. I'v ealways beena real tomboy and fairly gun shy about realtionships with women ( I'm one of 6 daughters)so I never cared too much for stories on women from the bible. Thank you, alreadt through this study I am reminded that God designed me as a woman for a reason, and it is both glorious and dangerous to be a woman. When we walk with the Almighty we ae a glorious creation, a piece of His character rfevealed to all, however if we choose to walk our own way it can be quite dangerous to ourselves and those around us.

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  75. I'm sorry to comment again, but I hit the wrong button by accident! I just wwanted to say COngrats to Debbie in SC on being a Gramma, that is so wonderful, what a blessing.

    Also to the lady struggling with an alcholic son; I am one of 8 children and the daughter of 2 alcholoics. Most of my siblings abuse alcohol and other substances including pot and meth just to name 2. I say this because I too once abused alcohol, but the Lord has set me free, my mother free, and is setting my sister free even now. I used to worry about my children until God reminded me that He has loved me, my children and all people more than we can imagine, more than we ever could. Jesus is constantly interceding on our behalf, He will not stop, He will keep working on and with His children. If He has saved me from all my darkness, abuse, alcohol addiction, and made me the most 'normal" soccer mom around He can and will work onthe behalf of those we love. As Barbara Johnson said, we must just leave our loved ones at the foot of the cross an trust them to Jesus, walk away and let Him cleanse them with His blood. We are powerless, HE is almighty!

    HE has conquered death, Alleluia Amen! HAppy Easter All!

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  76. I read it :) have a nice weekend and a Blessed Easter everyone
    sharon

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  77. Read it and looking forward to the discussion.
    Dana and Carol, you are in my prayers.

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  78. Wait....I feel like someone just gave me half a book. Where can I find the rest of this story about Tamar's two sons? Or is that it? Is that all we get?

    Please let me know.

    Amazing how much deception has occured with all the people we've studied.

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  79. Read it! Just a thought provoking statement from this blog:

    http://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php?p=2610

    "Preserving the covenant line is so important that things normally unthinkable can be justified if neccesary."

    Anybody have any thoughts on that?

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  80. I read it.
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    He Reigns Glorious!!!

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  81. I read it... Thanks Rachel... Wow talking about a name, I guess somethings make sense to me now.. wasnn't there another Tamar who brother slept with her and David avenged her?

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  82. I did it. Have a great Easter everyone!

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  83. I read it!

    Dana - will keep you and your son in my prayers...

    Carol - will pray for you, too

    Paula - what a quote! Perhaps God needs to do whatever is necessary to carry out his plan and might not have much choice sometimes due to the choices we make when we take matters into our own hands...

    Happy Easter - may you all feel the true joy of the Resurrection.
    Diana

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  84. I read it! I have not shared much but am enjoying the reading and also the comments. What wonderful women you all are

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  85. Dana, I've lifted you and your son up in my prayers.

    Carol, we were in the same boat not too long ago, and God provided in ways we never expected! He is Jehovah Jirah, our awesome Provider and our Rock, and you can truly cast your cares on Him.

    Emily, thank you for sharing. Your words are very comforting and encouraging!

    Have a blessed Easter!

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  86. I finished it. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  87. I read it and I am enjoying all the comments from all the women. I understand well about drinking, my father was an alcolic and God saved him when he was older. I know that it is hard to turn it over to God, but He is the only one that can change us. Trust him and love your brother to him. Hope you all have a Blessed Easter.

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  88. I read about Tamar. And I am looking forward to the discussion

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  89. I read it,
    marie, dallas

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  90. I read it! Happy Easter! God Bless you and yours and we celebrate that "HE IS RISEN"!

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  91. I read it!!

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  92. Dana, thanks for asking for prayer! I will pray for you and your son as he fights this addiction. May God's hand be ever close to you.

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  93. I've read it! Wow...what a story!

    Happy Easter!

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  94. Interesting reading! Happy Easter sisters...all over the world!

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  95. I read it :)
    Mandy from Callahan, Fl

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  96. I read it!

    May God bless you all with a good time of reflection this Easter time.

    E. from the UK.

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  97. Rachel, I did it; and also read comments from all the sisters in the house. Waiting impatiently for your discourse.

    Dana - just hang in there. God is in control. There is nothing too
    impossible for God to do. We are
    praying for your son. Your testing
    period will turn into a testimony.
    But, as we are being reminded in
    this bible study - only in God's time.

    Carol - claim Jeremiah 29:11; one
    of my favorite verses. The Lord
    will not forsake you or leave you. It indeed, is well.

    Blessed Easter, everyone!

    Vickie, from Lagos, Nigeria.

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  98. I read it..Happy Easter everyone!

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  99. Read it and reading it again.

    Be Blessed on this Resurrection Sunday.

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  100. I read it.

    Dana, I am praying for your son. I ask God to give you all strenghth during this hard time. I ask him to take the craving away from him. Even though we don't know God's plan, I know this trial will be come a testimony.

    I am looking forward to reading Rachel's comments on Monday.

    Have a blessed Easter everyone.
    Rena

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  101. I read it. I have been joining this study all along, but it's the first I've been able to post my comment. (or read others) yay!! Thanks for doing this study, it's amazing how it all applies and is fresh and current even today.

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  102. Hello one and all....I just finished reading Tamar and I will comment later...just wanted to wish all a great and safe Easter weekend and Be blessed! Jo Ann here in Denver, Colorado

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  103. I read it. What an odd story :)

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  104. Dana, my prayers are with you and your son. God is in control and if I may speak for all your sisters in Christ, we are all behind you and when you feel weak or tired know God will carry you and get you through this struggle. Please take care of yourself and know God loves you, your son and your entire family. He will bring you out of this experience . What Satan meant for evil, God will turn around for your good. I will keep you and your son in my prayers. Be well and God Bless you and the entire family. JoAnn from Denver

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  105. I read it really enjoying this studing and the comments. I'm learning a lot never knew anything about Tamar. I'm new to studing the bible.

    Debbie I have prayed for God to deliver your son from his addiction.
    I have also prayed for carol. I will continue to pray for all you sisters. Thnaks so much.
    From Virginia

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  106. I read about Tamar and cannot wait to read all the comments. I will keep you in my prayers Dana and Carol. Living with an alcoholic is never easy. Hazel you will be in my prayers, too. My dad is an alcholic and it was hard when I was living at home. Because of that him and my mom do not have a good relationship. I will pray that your husband can beat this addiction; just like I pray for my dad because I know it is slowly killing him. And Carol, I will pray for you and the stress you must be feeling. I am so glad you are doing this with us because you can learn through these women to just God and wait on him. I enjoyed your comment Emily. You can tell God is working through you, how does it feel!!!

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  107. Hello Everyone!

    I just finished setting up my blogspot. I have so enjoyed this study with you, I just wanted to invite all my new friends over for a look. This has been so encouraging to me, so I want to be an encouragement to you.

    The link to my blog is: http://plantladysponderings.blogspot.com

    Hope you enjoy! Post and let me know what you think.

    Plant Lady

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  108. I've read it!

    Thanks Rachel for your wonderful leadership!!

    JT in Southern IL

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  109. Read it. Really enjoying this Bible Study. Glad I got on board.

    Have a Blessed Easter.

    Karen from Newfoundland,Canada

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  110. I read it! Looking forward to the discussion on Monday. Happy Christ's Resurrection day to everyone!

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  111. WOW! I read it!
    ~ Christi

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  112. I did it. Happy Easter, Resurrection Day...

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  113. I read it. I always wonder how God blesses these instances. Hmm...

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  114. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Notebook, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://notebooks-brasil.blogspot.com. A hug.

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  115. For those dealing with addictions, I want to suggest a Christ based addictions program that has been an amazing source of outreach and changed lives. It's called Reformers Unanimous International (RUI) and you can learn about it and look for a location near you by going to http://www.reformu.com/
    Hope this can help.

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  116. I read it! What a wonderful insite on these women! I can't wait to read more about them! Have a blessed Easter! Heidi~

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  117. I read it. Happy Easter to you!

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  118. I read it.

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  119. Yesterday I wrote that I was going to read the scripture about Tamar. Just wanted to let you know Rachel that I did it. I have read the remainder of the comments. Just knowing that all these women are praying for Dana's son is so awesome. Having this vast amount of women praying for the same thing is wonderful.

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  120. I read it. Happy easter! May God Bless each and every one of you! Heather RR NM

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  121. I did it!Thank you Rachel.Blessings To You And Your Family. Happy Easter to Your And All The Other Ladies. Irene Lubbok,texas

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  122. Dana and Carol, I've prayed for you. What a wonderful thing that has happened by Rachel starting this study. The Devil tries to take our focus off of God by distractions (problems) make us weak, make us think we are the only ones going through it (whatever it is) and divide and conquer. Not only are we learning God's word and drawing closer to him, but there is "safety in the multitude of counsellors". Do you realize the power we have by joining together. Ecclesiastes 4:12says "A cord of three strands is not easily broken". I like that because whenever more than one are gathered and include Jesus, we are a cord of three (or more).

    God Bless you all.
    Lynn

    PS I'm new to the Blogging but am working on doing some posts. It would be very nice for us ladies to walk away with some divine connections to keep us strong and in the word when Rachel is done with this study. But Rachel feel free to extend this as long as you like cuz I'm loving it. :)

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  123. I finished. another interesting woman of the Bible!

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  124. I read it and now look forward to some comments to explain what I just read. :)
    Clara Jo, central IL

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  125. I read about Tamar. Chat with you all Monday.

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  126. Oh and Enjoy the celebration of Resurrection Sunday !!

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  127. I Did it!!!! Have a holy and blessed Ester!!

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  128. For Dana!
    The Lord has asked us to delight our selves in him and he will give us the desires of our heart!
    I pray God's perfect will in your circumstances, He knows whats best!
    I pray healing in body and spirit for you,your son and the other members of your family. Remember from our readings that God doesnt need help,He is God all by Himself, He will fix it all by Himself ....May the Lord grant you a measure of peace ....Amen!

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  129. I did it!

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  130. I read it!
    Can't wait for your thoughts on Tamar, Rachel.
    Happy Easter everyone!
    Sandra - England

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  131. Also wanted to say I am praying for you Dana and for your son. My prayer for you is that you will rely on the promises of God.
    Blessings and love
    Sandra - England

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  132. I read it and also wanted to say on the last few ladies we have read about there is a wonderful biblical based novel called "The Red Tent" It is actually the story of Dinah, Jacob's only daughter. It is based on the boble but uses "creative liscense", as you call it Rachel, to let us know about these ladies and who Dinah calls her 4 mothers, Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, Zilpah. Anyway a great book that gives some maybe insight to these ladies. Can't wait for what you have next Rachel!!

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  134. I read it !!
    Wishing all a Blessed Easter.

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  135. Isn't it amazing what great stories are in the Bible! What a wonderful gift our Father in heaven has given us to read, enjoy, meditate upon, ponder, and study...and every time we pick it up it is different and so are we! I just love it.

    I have read the book, "The Red Tent" and i absolutely loved it and i would recommend it to others. The writer is Jewish and it is written about bible characters but it is not biblical. It is historical fiction--but a very good read.

    In Joy, G

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  136. Someone just gave me "The Red Tent" to read...now I am curious and will move it up on my list of reading materials...thanks!

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  137. I'm back on track and I did it!

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  138. One more thing, Happy Easter everyone!

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  139. I read it! Dana & Carol, I am also praying for you. Trus in the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and He will direct your path. God bless you.

    THIS IS TOTALLY AMAZING, THANK YOU RACHEL O.

    Myra from NYC

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  140. i read it. Wow I have to say reading all this different stories i learned that it comes from the begining from Eve to want power, desire others blessings who is first, cheating, tricking is in every story. No one is pleased with what they have and is sad we all diferent and God pours differents blessings to all and that is the beauty we all different. God bless, Thanks for this study.

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  141. Finished the reading on Tamar. I am so excited because that is my middle name.
    Dana & Carol, our God is an awesome God. I am praying for you. JOcelyn, DC

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  142. I read it! Happy Easter to all.
    Louisiana Linda

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  143. I read it...I don't understand it, but I read it...

    Emily in Ohio

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  144. Consider it done....

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  145. I read it! thanks for choosing Tamar - it is a wonderful thing that God does not forget the forgotten.

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  146. I read it this is my first lady: I am going back and reading the other ladies stories also; By the way I am writing from Dallas, TX

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  147. It's Easter and I read about Tamar this evening. I had forgotten what her story was so thanks for the opportunity to read it again ...

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  148. I read it.Yes, it's very intriguing how the women and men of those times went thru many of the same issues/feelings that we do today. Tamar seemed to be set on getting her promise from Judah at all cost. It makes me think of the many times that I have felt the same way maybe not to those extremes. However, my feeling were very similar.

    I hope everyone had a Blessed Easter!

    Crys

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  149. I read it.Yes, it's very intriguing how the women and men of those times went thru many of the same issues/feelings that we do today. Tamar seemed to be set on getting her promise from Judah at all cost. It makes me think of the many times that I have felt the same way maybe not to those extremes. However, my feeling were very similar.

    I hope everyone had a Blessed Easter!

    Crys

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  150. I read it! :)

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  151. I read it and loved it!

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  152. I read it.

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  153. I read it.

    In Him,
    Amy

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  154. I read it! Rachel, I'm glad that you decided to read about Tamar. She too is an important part of the Bible. Thank you!


    A message for Laura for New Hampshire....my husband is from New Hampshire....Campton area. That is so cool that someone from N.H. posted something. Have a good day

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  155. I read it...sorry for being late ladies! Been a crazy weekend!

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  156. Crissi in WashingtonMarch 24, 2008

    I read it, a little late but done.

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  157. I did the reading about Tamar.

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  158. I read it! Susie in Mn.

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  159. I did it!

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  160. I did it! -Corvallis, Oregon

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  161. I read it. Thanks for starting us on Tamar—very interesting and pertinent even for today. [I've been offline over Easter holidays.]

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  162. better late than never!! Done.

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  163. I read it, a little late, but better than never.

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  164. I read it! :)
    Karen
    Camby, IN

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  165. I read it! It is amazing how this relates to our "today" behaviors...Just another way to show us that our God is a good God and it is his plan for everything that happens...He knows before us what is going to happen, so we need to stay focused on that very thing...He knows what's best for us..even when we don't think so. Rachel, you are in my prayers-God Bless you for taking your time for all of us! Alisa in Mt. Juliet, TN

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  166. Karen in Jamestown, CAMarch 26, 2008

    I read it!

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  167. I have read the stories of Rachel, Leah, and Tamar. and I see in their stories many of the stories of todays women.one women made a comment that she's glad she did'nt live in those times. But there is nothing new under the sun, it is only done differently.But one thing stands true for then and now.Romans 8:28

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