Ten Commandments Get a Second Chance

Investigating Writing and the Bible

As a PI and a writer, the idea of investigating Bible commands to write intrigued me.

Here is scripture #3-

The Ten Commandments Get a Second Chance:

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(Angered after seeing the golden calf idol the Israelites made, Moses broke the first tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Moses is commanded to write them again.)

Exodus 34: 27-28- And the Lord said unto Moses, write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.


I will write upon these tables…

Investigating Writing and the Bible



The current blog focus is to detect scriptures related to writing.

Since scripture in the form of the written word:





Gives pause to reflect

Offers hope for the future

Makes sense of the past, and

Provides strength for today

This should be an interesting endeavor to see what kinds of references are made to writing in the Bible.

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This is Scripture #2-

Exodus 34:1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.


This scripture refers to the Ten Commandments, the written foundational rules for mankind.


The Bible and Writing

The focus of this blog has been INVESTIGATING ways to leave a legacy. One of the chief ways is by writing a memoir of past experiences, family cookbooks, plays, etc.

I was listening to a TV show the other day and the statement was made that the Bible commands things be written down many times.





So the new focus here will be to INVESTIGATE what the Bible says specifically related to WRITING.  According  to Strong’s Concordance of the Bible here is the first command to write.





  1. Exodus 17:14a And the Lord said unto Moses, write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua

Create a Legacy with a Play

Continuing to Investigate Ways to Leave a Legacy

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Write a play and produce a video. Cast family members to play the parts and you’ll have a family treasure to enjoy for years to come.





     There were six cousins and their parents went on a cruise, so they were staying with their Grammy and Granddaddy for a few days.

     Ethan whined, “I’m bored.” …


Our oldest grandchild wrote The Cousins in the Mysterious Sound a couple of years ago. Family members played the parts and now we enjoy watching the video when we all get together on special occasions.

The Wedding Letter

As a PI, this blog is dedicated to investigating ways to pass on family heritage and traditions.

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When our son and daughter married (three weeks apart) in 1999, my husband and I wrote a nostalgic letter to each of the them. We emphasized fond remembrances of their growing up years and expressed our emotions at seeing them ready to launch their new life.

We presented The Wedding Letter the night before they married.  A lasting legacy we hope they will hold dear.

A Teddy Bear Legacy


On this page I’ve been encouraging you to work as a PRIVATE EYE and spy out ways to leave a legacy.

You might leave a written memoir, but I’ve also been sharing other ideas to pass along for future generations.

As a lasting legacy for each of my grandchildren, I fashioned original teddy bears using materials that had some family meaning.

Aiden's Teddy Bear front view

The latest Teddy bear creation for my grandson,

who just turned a year old.


Fur used in the ears and feet are from his two older brothers’ bears. The muzzle is from fabric used in his cousin’s bear, the heart from a vest I made for his mother, the shorts from curtains in his daddy’s childhood bedroom, and the red trim on the shorts came from decorations used at his parents’ wedding rehearsal dinner.


INVESTIGATE bits and pieces from your past that might be good to pass along as a legacy.

A Legacy Book

Investigating -Writing Memoirs:


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For those of you investigating memoir writing, my husband’s book of life lessons learned, Umbrellas Make Poor Parachutes, is now available on Amazon.  The book is  a collection of his colorful stories from growing up on a farm, serving as a Marine, working in law enforcement and so many life lessons along the way.

Christmas Nostalgia

Investigating Christmas nostalgia:

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of the Christ child,


and to reminisce with family traditions–like these handmade Christmas stockings my mother made for every grandchild.

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To add to the nostalgia of handmade ornaments, attach a note as to the who, what, when, where, and why of  the decoration to keep the memory alive when unpacked by family members each year.

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