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The Moses Footprint Exodus 1:8–2:10

The Moses Footprint

New parents love to save mementos from baby’s first year. What did Moses’ baby book have in it?

If you have any new parents in your congregation, you’re probably noticing that the amount of stuff that is now “needed” to care for those little bundles of joy has increased exponentially — and the means by which to record all of this has become a hi-tech business.

Baby “stuff” is a big business. Back in the day, baby books were a favorite means of logging all the “firsts” that a child goes through — first day home, first favorite toy, first book, first time the child says something that can be misconstrued as “dad,” etc.

Today, you take pictures or DVDs of little Acacia or Makenna on a digital camera, upload them to an Internet server, or Facebook, or Myspace, or YouTube. No books, no more. Now you have a virtual digital diary of everything baby did — the good, the bad and the ugly — from day one.

But photos are not the only way to fawn over baby. Some parents keep a lock of hair or the baby’s hospital ...

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