FAMILY TIME: Did you know Abraham was 150 years old when Shem, Noah’s son, died? Esther was Queen of the Persian Empire when Nehemiah was there? Paul traveled nearly 4000 miles on his second missionary trip?
CHURCH BULLETINS: Did you know the Israelites entered Egypt 10 years after Isaac died? Jews paid nearly half their yearly wages to redeem their first-born? The ungrateful servant of Jesus’ parable owed millions of dollars?
DEVOTIONALS: Did you know the angel wings over the Ark of the Covenant in Solomon’s temple were 15 feet across? Jesus was 18 years old when Jarius’ daughter was born? The hail stones that fell in Revelation weighed 100 pounds each?
GIFTS: Did you know Jacob and Esau were 15 years old when grandfather Abraham died? Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold covered the temple’s Most Holy Place? The good Samaritan paid the innkeeper about $4 to keep the injured man?
ADULT GAMES: Did you know Solomon’s yearly income was around a trillion dollars US currency in 2015? Jesus walked on water nearly 3 miles to reach his disciples’ boat? Taken literally, heaven is 7,272,000 feet high?
ATTENTION GETTERS: Did you know the population of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time was nearly 50,000? If the apostles were the only ones baptizing the 3,000 people on the Day of Pentecost, they had to baptize 1 every 2 minutes for 10 hours?
About the Author
Katheryn Maddox Haddad grew up in the northern United States and now lives in Arizona where there is no snow. She lives with her palm trees, cacti, music, and a computer with most of the letters worn off. And she doesn't have to shovel sunshine. She has taught numerous children's Bible classes over the decades. For several years, she was the only teacher for a vacation Bible school which she held in the auditorium (no classrooms), four days a week all summer. The other ladies of the small congregation helped pick up children, manage them while at the building, and deliver them back home. The town had 900 people in it, and 85 children enrolled. This later turned into what she called Wednesday-cation Bible School. She has written an 8-book series for children to parallel an adult version of the life of Christ called Soul Journey With the Real Jesus. She has also written and published a book of Eighty Bible-story songs entitled The Old Old Story Set to Old Old Tunes, and a book of 525 arithmetic problems taken from the Bible entitled Fun With Bible Numbers. All are available on Amazon and other internet book sellers. She has a bachelor's degree in Education, English, Bible and history from Harding University. Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina Little Known Facts About the Bible and she has written for numerous Christian publications. For several years, she has been sending out every morning a daily scripture and short inspirational thought to some 30,000 people around the world.