Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Baby Woodpeckers

On Saturday, my daddy heard baby woodpeckers chirping away in a dead tree in our yard. The babies chirped a little bit when the mom left, but when she came back, the chirped really loud. :) They wanted some food!! The little chirping noise the babies make is so cute!! The mamma woodpecker is constantly going in and out of the nest, bringing food to her babies.  Here is a video I took this afternoon.  Enjoy!!

 Yesterday, I picked my first carrot!! It was small and it didn't taste as sweet as the ones you buy in the store. But it was still yummy.
I also picked this pineapple yesterday. It's the smallest one we have picked so far. It smells extremely sweet and I can't wait to eat it!! 

Creation Corner.
Today's Creation Moment: Does Genesis 2 Contradict Genesis 1? 
John 10:35b      “…and the scripture cannot be broken;”

As we read Genesis 2, we might get the idea that humans were created before the animals and even before plants. Since this would seem to be a clear contradiction of Genesis chapter 1, some have said that the creation account does not intend to offer literal history. Is this really the case?
Grammatical tenseThe reason for these apparent differences becomes a little more clear to us when we realize that in some languages there is no apparent contradiction. That tells us that the reason for these apparent contradictions has something to do with how English works, not with what the original says.
That is indeed the case. Our English language has time built into our verbs. Past, present and future – we all learned these in school. But Hebrew verbs – the language in which these verses were originally written – do not have time built into them. So this problem always shows up when we try to express these thoughts in a language that has time in its verbs. Genesis 1 is very careful to express time relationships; each day is numbered. Genesis 2 is interested only in focusing on the details of the human story. The other details, covered in sequence in Genesis 1, are mentioned only as they serve to add to the story of humanity.
So there is no contradiction between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. It only appears so in English because we have no such thing as a verb that does not express time. God’s Word stands as completely trustworthy!


  1. Hi Ashley, this is one of my favorite Bible verses out of all of them.
    Proverbs 16:18
    Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

  2. Hello Ashley. I made it to your blog and am so impressed and delighted with your postings. I will be checking in now and then to have myself educated with your sharing of life and knowledge.

    1. Thank you so much for looking at my blog and commenting!!! I love it when people comment!! :)


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