Monday, July 7, 2014

Venus Fly Trap

 Two weeks ago, on Saturday,  my sister and daddy brought me home a Venus fly trap. I have wanted one for a long time - ever since I was in 4th grade. My video teacher from Bob Jones had one, and she fed it a cricket. These plants are really amazing. This is what the Venus fly trap looks like when all the traps are open.
 Daddy caught a fly, and put him in a cup with the Venus fly trap. We kept on waiting for him to get caught. He landed inside a trap, and the trap closed on his foot just as he flew away. We need some food for this plant, so, my sister caught some food for it. :) (She was going to get a wasp with the tweezers, but they were too busy trying to build their hive, and were getting mad at her. You could see where getting a wasp could've led to...)

On Monday, of last week, my younger sister and I caught some ants. I squeezed them with the tweezers so they wouldn't be able to crawl away. We put an ant in one of the traps. The ant started to backup and we thought he was going to get away. (I guess the ant didn't trigger the sticky part that was inside the trap enough.) Anyway, the trap closed on the ant's head, and left the back part of his body sticking out!! Here is a picture of it.
 What's really neat is that I could see an ant moving around inside the trap. This ant has been in there a week now, and I think the head is all gone. I think I will pull the rest of the body out so the plant will open. 

Here's a picture I took on July 3rd. We were in the car, so the picture isn't the best, but the sky was so pretty.   

Creation Corner.
Today's Creation Moment: Amazing Water

Job 37:10   “By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.”

According to evolutionary theory, all matter and energy were the result of a huge explosion called the “Big Bang.” The laws that matter and energy must follow are also the result of that same great explosion. As a further result of these beliefs, evolutionists are convinced that things behave the way they do quite accidentally.
amazing waterThe first question that comes to mind is: How could an accident have produced the seemingly careful designs we see in the way certain important materials behave? Consider water, for example. Water is essential to life. Water, which is the basis of our blood, carries dissolved food to the deepest cells in our bodies along with oxygen so that our cells can live. Water dissolves the wastes and behaves in just the right way so that other organs can remove those wastes from our bodies. Is it an accident that only water, the very same material basic to the materials of life, also can do all these other unique jobs?
Water also refuses to act like most other materials. For example, we all know that when any material is turned from a liquid to a solid, it becomes more dense and therefore heavier. But when water freezes into ice, it doesn’t do this; it gets lighter. If it got heavier, ice would sink in our northern lakes when it formed, and they would quickly freeze solid, killing all life in them.
The unique properties of water are only a few of the millions of so called accidents that had to happen “just so” – in harmony with millions of other details – in order to make life possible. All by itself, simple water testifies to a wise Creator.
 Bible verse of the week:
Proverbs 2:1-8
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Do you have a favorite Bible verse? Leave a comment telling me what passage it is and your name. I just might post it as the Bible verse of the week!!

Hope ya'll have an awesome week! Walk with the King of Kings!


  1. Hi Ashley! You have a nice blog! Thank you for your comment on my blog! I love hearing from people!! :)

    1. Hi Tashia,
      Thank you so much for commenting!! I love hearing from people as well!! :)
      ~ Ashley

  2. Dear Ashley,
    Really enjoyed your blog. You're an awesome blogger. Enjoyed the videos and your Bible verses. I would like to leave a Bible verse for you and all to ponder. Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
    What better promise could anyone want? God is great and greatly to be praised!

  3. Hi again Ashley,
    Here is another of my favorite Bible verses.
    Joshua 1:9
    Have not I commanded thee?
    Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
    for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.


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