Sunday, September 28, 2014

Science Festival // creation corner

Hey everybody,
Yesterday, mommy took me and my two younger siblings to a science festival. We got there somewhere around 11:30 (it started at 10:00 and ended at 2.). It was almost like a convention in that there were lots of different booths. At one science booth, we stopped to look at different things under the microscope. The plant that fascinated me most was this flower.

When I looked at the middle dark part of the flower, this is what it looked like:                 
The middle part is actually made up of lots of little flowers!!!! Isn't that cool?!!! I never knew that. I always thought pollen was in the middle of the flower!!! This plant shows the creative and amazing design of our marvelous Creator. :) 
Then, at the next booth, people had hissing cockroaches from Madagascar!! 
They put 6 cockroaches in 6 different slots, and a couple of the cockroaches ran as fast as they could to the end, where a skittle awaited them. :) Yes, these cockroaches eat skittles! Here's a picture of a cockroach at the finish line.He was actually trying to climb out. None of the cockroaches ate the skittles while we were watching them.
There was a bucket with quite a few cockroaches in it, and if you wanted to, you could hold one. They are quite big and scary looking. Yes, I did hold one!! :) I had a glove on, but I could still feel it tickling my hand. I pushed on it's back a little bit to see if it would hiss. He didn't want to, but I heard another one hissing. They not only look scary, but sound scary, too!! Cockroaches are another one of God's amazing designs. They live on every continent, even Antarctica, but they are native to Madagascar. They don't have wings and the males have a pair of horns on their head to fight other males. Male hissing cockroaches are very territorial and use their horns in combat.

Hissing is used to startle predators and it's also used to attract a mate. The cockroaches force air out of their abdominal air holes, called spiracles. They  produce two kinds of hisses: upon reaching a certain developmental stage, all hissing cockroaches can produce the disturbance hiss, but only males ever emit the fighting hiss. Their hiss is 90 decibels, which is equivalent to the sound made by a lawnmower or hair dryer! 

Hissing Cockroaches live 2 to 5 years and eat leaf litter and fallen fruit.
Here are some more pictures of them.
 These cockroaches have paint on their heads. (No, this is not me holding a cockroach on my bare hand. :) This is a picture of what a plain cockroach looks like.
madagascar cockroach picture

There was also a booth that had baby seahorses swimming around in a bucket!! I have always wanted to have a seahorse for my pet. They're so cute!! Here are a couple of pictures. Sorry they're blurry. 
Here are some neat facts about the seahorse:
  • Seahorses have excellent eyesight and are able to work independently on either side of their head. That means they can look backwards and forwards at the same time! :) That's pretty cool. Their eyesight helps them alot as they hunt for food.  
  •  Seahorses have long thin snouts enabling them to probe into nooks and crannies for food. When they find food they suck it up through their snouts like a vacuum cleaner. Their snouts can expand if their prey is larger than the snout. They are not able to chew and have to disintegrate the food as they eat it.
  •  Seahorses eat small crustaceans such as Mysis Shrimp. An adult eats 30-50 times a day. Seahorse fry, which is baby seahorses, eat a staggering 3,000 pieces of food per day.
  • Females have a territory of about 1.4 sq meters and males have a territory of about 0.5 sq meters.

  •  Seahorses pair for life. (When I read that, I thought of the anglerfish. They stick to each other for life, too. ) They meet first thing in the morning to reinforce their pair bonding with an elaborate courtship display. The female meets the male in his territory and as they approach each other, they change color. The male circles around the female and the pair often spiral around an object. This display can last up to an hour, then the female goes back to her territory. 

  •  The male is the only creature where the male has a true reversed pregnancy. The female transfers her eggs to the male, which he self fertilizes in his pouch. The number of eggs can vary from 50-150 for smaller species and up to 1,500 eggs for larger species. The babies receive everything they need in the pouch from oxygen to food. Gestation time varies from 14 days to 4 weeks. 
  • Baby seahorses are known as fry and when they are born, they're totally on their own. They spend the first two to three weeks of their lives drifting along in the plankton layer of the ocean. Due to predators, only like, 1 in 1,000 survive. 
  • Seahorses have a prehensile tail. This allows them to grip onto eel grass and other weeds and prevents them from being washed away by strong currents and waves.

  • Seahorses can change color very quickly and match any surroundings in which it finds itself. They have even been known to turn bright red to match floating debris. 
  • Unlike most other fish, seahorses have an exo-skeleton. Their bodies are made up of hard, external, bony plates that are fused together with a fleshy covering. They don't have scales.
  • Seahorses are poor swimmers. They rely on their dorsal fin beating at 30-70 times per second to propel it along. Pectoral fins either side of the head help with stability and steering.
  • Seahorses are able to grow fleshy appendages called cirri on their bodies. This gives them a weed like appearance and helps with camouflage.
  • Seahorses live in shallow weedy areas especially eel grass beds. In winter they move into deeper waters to escape the rough weather.
 I hope you enjoyed the little science lessons about the cockroaches and the seahorses. My favorite part about the seahorse is that the dad carries the eggs around! These animals truly show the ingenuity of the Lord!

Saying of the week:

Bible verse of the week:
Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." 

Have a fabulous, good and godly week everyone!!!
In the name of our omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent,transcendent, immutable, Lord and Saviour,
Ashley :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

How Do Plants Know It's Fall?

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: How Do Plants Know It's Fall?

1 Corinthians 15:37-38
"And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body."

In the fall the plants and trees of much of the Earth's northern hemisphere prepare for winter. Flowers lose their petals, and the leaves fall from trees as the air begins to become cooler. But there is far more to this change in the plants than simply a response to lower temperatures.
How Do Plants Know Its Fall?Many, if not most, plants measure the relative length of darkness to light in a 24-hour day to tell them to prepare for winter. In a similar way, they measure the relative length of light to darkness to tell them to prepare for spring. Other living plants seem to integrate time and temperature to prepare for the seasonal change. Apple buds, for example, need 1,000 to 1,400 hours of near-freezing temperatures before they even think about spring.
When winter finally arrives, we may wake up to what is a white and seemingly sterile world. It is then hard to believe that the plants and trees are out there sleeping while measuring time and temperature to be awake again in the spring.
It is no less a mystery to all of us that one day the dead will rise and believers will spend eternity with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yet, life rising so gloriously out of the apparent dead of winter shows a similar power of our Creator on a smaller scale.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Truly Mated For Life

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: Truly Mated For Life.

Genesis 2:24
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

Did you know that some fish actually go fishing? Yes, the female anglerfish lives deep down where it is cold and dark, and it has a six-inch-long fishing pole fixed to its top lip with a little orange light on the end. When the angler is not fishing, the rod fits into a groove on the top of its head. The angler's victim swims Female anglerfish with atrophied males attachedalong and sees the orange light – the bait – to him, it looks like a good lunch for a small fish. He moves in, but it jumps out of reach and the next thing he knows he becomes the angler fish's lunch!

The strangest part of the anglerfish's life is its mating practices. While the female is over three-feet long – and the mouth takes up almost half this length – the male anglerfish is only a half-inch long. He has no fishing pole and no light. Mating starts when the tiny male swims up to the female and sinks his teeth into her side. He never lets go for the rest of his life. In fact, soon his skin and circulatory system actually join the female's, and through this union they become, literally, one flesh. Eggs are eventually laid.

Our Creator has an infinite variety of ways to reproduce the species but this one demonstrates quite literally the one-flesh principle of human marriage.
If you would like to listen to Ian Taylor talking about today's creation moment, click here.

I would like to see a real anglerfish someday. (Preferably in a tank...)  Pictures depict them as big and fearsome looking with huge, sharp teeth. There's also a humpbacked anglerfish, which I would like to see, too.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mark 7:24 //The Scuba Bug // Garden Update

A couple mornings ago, I was listening to Family Radio.  Robert Cook was reading from Mark 7, and he brought out something that really neat that I hadn't seen before!  Here's verse 24 from Mark chapter 7: "And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid." Jesus went into a house, and he couldn't be concealed, hid, because everybody knew who He was. Verse 25 tells us why he couldn't be hid. Well, just as Jesus couldn't be hid, so He shouldn't be able to be hid in our lives. Our lives are supposed to reflect His love, mercy and grace. Christians should let their lights shine so brightly so that everyone knows who God is. We're supposed to be like Christ and stay unconformed to the world. We're supposed to be conformed to the image of the Lord. As the saying goes, "Christians are in the world, but not of the world." 
You need to let Christ shine through you so that everyone who sees you will see Christ in you. 

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: The Scuba Bug   :) 

Romans 1:20
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" 
The familiar little insect known as the water boatman is a marvel of engineering design. About an inch long, it swims on its back on the surface of the pond using two of its legs that are extra long and have little paddles on the end, just like the oars of a boat. Anyone who has tried swimming on his back knows how difficult it is to see where he is going, but not the water boatman. His eyes are especially Water boatmanplaced for perfect sight while swimming on his back.

As mentioned, the boatman is an insect so, of course, it does not have gills like a fish, yet he spends a lot of time under water. How does he do this? Well, his Creator gave him the ability to breathe through his tail that he sticks out of the water just like a snorkel tube. There are tiny hairs that keep the water out of this tube while he draws fresh air in to refill his air tanks for another dive. Those tiny hairs also tell the boatman whether a nearby movement in the water is something that would threaten him or something that might be good for lunch.

Surely, the specialized features of this little insect could not have gradually developed by trial and error but are evidences of superb design and a master Designer.                                                                                           
Garden update: 
My okra plants are thriving and doing fabulously!!! But one okra plant is bigger than all the others and has just grown so fast!! It's the biggest okra plant I've ever grown and it's produced the biggest okra out of all my plants!  Here are some pictures of the plant.

I don't know if you can see it very well in this picture,
(maybe you can see it better in the above picture)
but the okra plant is very tall and very spread out.

 This is the flower that produces the okra.  Every time I have grown okra the flower has been white. But this time, it's yellow! I wonder why it's yellow this time, but it has been white in the past.
This is the okra!! It's long and big!

 This is another little okra that is growing!! I can't wait to pick them and eat them!! 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!! Have a good and godly day!!

In the name above all names,


Sunday, September 21, 2014

One of Sin's Effects on Frogs

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: One of Sin's Effects on Frogs.

 Romans 8:22
"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."

Researchers have been trying to find out what is causing frogs to grow extra legs, or in some cases, grow no legs at all. While frogs with extra legs or no legs have been reported for centuries, there was some question about whether the incidence was increasing. Some suggested human pollution was to blame, while others A three-legged Mink Frogsuggested an increase in ultraviolet radiation was causing the problem. But none of the suspected pollutants have yet been found in association with deformations in the wild. Now some answers are beginning to emerge.
Two different research papers point to a parasitic flatworm as the culprit. A study of deformed frogs in California showed that the ponds with deformed frogs also had a species of snail that hosts the flatworm. A second study in the Pacific Northwest showed that the pattern of malformation in frogs followed the pattern that is typical of parasite damage. Researchers there said that the pattern rules out suspected human pollutants called retinoids. Other researchers pointed out that flatworms will probably not be the cause in every case; they still suspect human pollution but have been unable to prove it.
We know that the real cause of these frog deformations is ultimately human pollution. That pollution is called sin. It was man's sin that brought decay and death to God's original perfect creation because disobeying God does have consequences. The whole creation groans under the consequences of man's sin. That's why God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to deliver us from the ultimate consequences of our sin. Someday He will return to deliver all believers and the creation from sin forever.

I wanted to mention a Christian radio station: Abiding Radio. If you click on "Listen Now"on their home page,  it will take you to a page where you can listen to either Instrumental, Sacred, Kids, or Seasonal music. They have really nice songs and music.     

Quote of the week: 
Teach a boy how to live and he'll live for a day. Teach a boy how to die and he'll live forever.

Last night, my daddy said that he remembered talking to someone a year ago, that was going to have a baby boy.  The man had said to my daddy "I'm going to teach him to how live." Well, daddy thought about what the man had said, and he came up with that saying! :)  

Scripture of the week: Proverbs 16:6
"By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil."

Last week, our family took a little break from 1 Corinthians, and read Proverbs 16 and 17 for Bible. Even though I have read Proverbs many time, I just haven't realized how awesome these 2 chapters are!!! I mean, all the chapters are awesome, but I just really like chapters 16 and 17 alot!! I think I will have more Scriptures of the week from chapters 16-17.  :)   

Have a good and godly week everyone!!!
 Praising our wonderful Saviour,

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Why Are You?

 Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: Why Are You?

 Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." 

When you know who made something and why it was made, you know the purpose of the item. That's true of can openers, and it is true of human life. Anyone who doesn't know who designed us or why is almost certain to be confused about their purpose in life.
 Human mitochondrial DNAFor generations, evolutionary scientists tried to explain our origin by comparing fossilized bones. But more recently, they have turned to comparing the genetic material of current human groups. You might remember when scientists announced that they had discovered that all living people could be genetically traced to a woman in Africa many long evolutionary years ago. They called her "Eve." Today they admit that this picture is a little simplistic. Further studies have led to two contradictory theories. In the first, all humans today evolved from a single African population. The second position is that modern humans are the result of the interbreeding of populations from Africa, Asia and Europe. Some also admit that the flaw in both positions is that the same genetic data can be interpreted to support either theory.
The major flaw in all of these studies is that they assume man is a product of evolution. As long as evolutionary science refuses to consider God's account, which says He made us, it will be without a solid scientific basis to answer questions about why. And people who do not know why they were made are almost certain to live empty, purposeless lives.
Have a good and godly weekend everyone!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

How Much Does Science Know?

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: How Much Does Science Know?

Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."

What's left to be discovered? Many people have the idea that scientists have discovered just about everything when it comes to everyday subjects. Sure, scientists are searching for cures for many diseases and making discoveries of new atomic particles. But when it comes to common things, say botany, even many scientists think everything has been discovered.

Clematis morefieldii, Morefield's leather flowerBut a few botanists realize that even when it comes to wild plants in North America, a surprising percentage of these plants still have not yet been discovered, named or described scientifically. One modern botanist who holds this belief has named 118 new plants, discovered 61 distinctive varieties and 57 recorded plants that have been named as new species. While some of the newly discovered plants that have been found relatively recently are in remote locations, many are seen by people every day. A member of the lily family that was first described in 1972 grew only 10 miles from downtown San Francisco. What is now known as Morefield's leather flower was discovered in 1982 on a vacant lot in suburban Huntsville, Alabama. Botanists working in this field estimate that 5 percent of North American plants still remain either undescribed or undiscovered.

God created such a variety of plants that modern science still has not even discovered all the living plants around us. This truth should tell us that modern science cannot tell us that God did not create this wonderful variety and beauty.
 Scripture of the week: Ephesians 2:8-10         
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. "

Saying of the week:
The Bible Will Keep You From Sin 
Have a blessed week everyone!!!

In the name above all names,


Friday, September 12, 2014

Biology // Romans 3:19

 Yesterday, I had my Biology class. :)  We were learning about Osmosis (Diffusion of water through a semi-permeable membrane, from an area of low solute concentration, to an area of higher solute concentration.) and my teacher did some "experiments" with an egg. (NOTE: My teacher was supposed to use the same egg, but she had to do it in different stages so she could bring it to class.) 
So, she took and egg and put it in vinegar for 24 hours. This is what it looked like:
The egg was squishy and if I rinsed the egg off with water, the rest of the "shell" would have come off. 
The next egg, she put in Karo syrup for 24 hours. This is what it looked like:
This was a really cool egg. I could feel the yolk inside!!! It was squishy as well. Very squishy.

The next egg, she soaked in plain water for 24 hours. This is what the egg looked like after it had been soaking:
This egg was a little squishy. I could see the yolk moving around inside. 
We weighed and measured all of these eggs, and wrote down the measurements.  
After we were done with the eggs, we observed different gummy bears that had been placed in different solutions: water, salt water, and baking soda. I really enjoyed yesterday's Biology class and I had alot of fun, as you can imagine!!!  :) The squishy eggs were pretty cool!!!

I also wanted to mention something neat that my daddy pointed out to me last night.
Romans 3:19 "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped,  and all the world may become guilty before God." Now let's take this verse apart. 

"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law:" Who's under the law? Everybody is. 

"that every mouth may be stopped," Why must every mouth be stopped? Look at Romans 3:23. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" So, every mouth has to be stopped because we're all sinners. We can't talk about how good we are because "there is none righteous, no, not one."

"and all the world may become guilty before God." Everybody in the whole world is a sinner, and we all are guilty before God, because of our sin. 
My daddy just pointed out that Rom. 3:23 fits perfectly with Rom. 3:19! I think that is really neat!!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Doctors Study GOD

 Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: Doctors Study GOD
John 11:11-12 "These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well."

Physicians have been mystified by and are in the process of studying GOD. But in this case, the acronym "GOD" stands for "generation of diversity." The diversity that amazes them is the diversity found in our immune system. While we have fewer than 100,000 genes, our immune system is able to generate tens of millions of distinct antibodies to defend and protect itself from disease. How can only 100,000 genes produce thousands of times that many antibodies?
A single white blood cell (yellow) engulfing anthrax bacteriaActually, we have two immune systems. The first is called the innate system. This rapid response system relies on common characteristics found in most microbes to bind and conquer them. The second immune system is called the combinatorial immune system. It is this second immune system that generates tens of millions of different and very specific antibodies. Its response is slower than the innate system because it responds to an infection by making and sending a variety of antibodies at invaders. Depending on which antibodies recognize the invader, the combinatorial system then begins to manufacture more specific antibodies until the invader is conquered.
Researchers studying the details of the immune system are astonished at how evolution could design such a complex, ingenious and precise system. Even from a scientific standpoint, the simpler explanation is that our immune system, like everything else, was created by an all wise, all-powerful Creator!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Exodus 32

I was just reading in Exodus 32, where Aaron built a golden calf for the people to worship. The children of Israel wanted Aaron to do this because they didn't know what had happened to Moses. (Remember, God had called him up into the mountain.) In verse 8, God tells Moses that the children of Israel said "...These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt." In verse 10, God told Moses "Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation." God was so displeased with the children of Israel, that He wanted to kill them and make a new nation out of Moses. A couple verses later, Moses reminds God of His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Verse 13: "Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever." Then in verse 14, "...the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people." 
Well, after this, Moses and Joshua came down the mount. They saw the children of Israel dancing, and Moses got so mad, he threw the tables of the Testimony that God had written on the ground, and they broke. Then Moses took the calf and ground it to powder and made the children of Israel drink it. Then Moses said "...Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me." Levi came and stood next to Moses and killed 3,000 people that day. The next day, Moses said he would go up unto the Lord and make an atonement for their sin. And in verse 31-33, It says, "And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of god. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book." So Moses was like, "Lord, forgive their sin. And if you won't, then take my name out of the book." That reminds me of what Paul said in Romans 9:3: "For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:" He loved his brethren so much that he was willing to go to hell so they could go to heaven. Wow. You know, that's the same thing Christ did for us. He took our place and took our sin on Himself, so we could one day live with Him in heaven forever. All we have to do is accept the free gift of salvation that Christ offers to everyone and realize that we're all sinners, and believe that He died and rose again for our justification. 

Scripture of the week: Philippians 4:8-9
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you."

Saying of the week:
Have a good and godly week everyone!!!

Keep looking up, He's always looking down,

Friday, September 5, 2014

Too Many Notes

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: Too Many Notes
1 Chronicles 13:8 
"And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets."

Perhaps you remember the line from the film Amadeus in which someone observes of Mozart's music, "Too many notes." That statement reflects some people's opinion of Mozart's highly complex music. But researchers are finding that this mathematical complexity may be the reason for what some call "the Mozart effect."
Mozart sheet musicResearchers at several universities around the United States have confirmed that Mozart's complex music has positive effects for both adults and children. In one study, rats were subjected to Mozart for 12 hours a day, beginning four weeks before birth. A second group heard only silence, a third heard only a constant hissing sound, while a fourth group heard only minimalist composer Philip Glass. When the rats were old enough to run a maze, they were tested. The Mozart rats not only ran the maze considerably faster than any of the others, but they made fewer mistakes. Other research has shown that adults do better on intelligence tests after hearing Mozart. While this effect is temporary in adults, children exposed to Mozart show a permanent improvement.
It is thought that the complex nature of Mozart's music encourages the brain to make more connections within itself. The more connections you have, the smarter you are. Surely music is a gift of God that benefits us and could never exist in a universe created by the forces of chance.
Click here to listen to "Too Many Notes". 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Prayer Request

Hello everyone,
Please pray for a homeschool family who lost their home and 11 year old son. They lived on a sailboat, and on Sunday, it caught on fire and burned to the ground. The son died and as of yesterday, the parents were in an induced coma in a burn center in Miami. The daughter, Abigail, was at church with some friends when it happened. Please pray that God will comfort Abby and that He will help her parents to recover. To read more about it, click here.
Psalms 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day

Yesterday evening, our family went to the beach. We decided not to go swimming because the water was dark and had alot of dirt and seaweed plants floating around. We walked down the beach toward the rocks. Tons of little snails were stuck on the rocks. I had a big snail on my hand with some sand. He was crawling along, eating the sand!!! I was very fascinated by this snail!! I wish I could've brought him home so I could've studied him some more. :) I found a smaller snail and they were climbing on top of each other. 
The bigger snail would crawl up my arm, and when I tried to pull him off, it would kind of pinch because he was so stuck. :) Plus he was bigger. (The small tiny snails wouldn't pinch.) Here's a picture of the snails.
                                             Every single one of God's creatures
                     are simply amazing and wonderfully designed!!
                   Here's a picture of the beach. It was very beautiful.
                                        Huge rocks were all along the shoreline.
Psalms 69:34 "Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein."