Sunday, August 31, 2014

Not So Bird-Brained

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: Not So Bird-Brained.
Genesis 1:21 "And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
How do you take a much needed nap or get a good night's sleep when you must be alert to danger? Human beings designate people to stay awake and watch for danger when they sleep. Then, they set up warning systems.
American flamingoSince birds are much more vulnerable to danger, God gave them the ability to do these things on a simple scale, and then He gave them one more amazing gift. Many birds are able to put half of their brain to sleep while the other half stays awake and alert. The eye that serves the sleeping half even closes; the eye that serves the waking half of the brain stays alert, searching for danger. After the first sleeping half is nicely rested, it wakes up, and the other half goes to sleep. Of course, these birds can also put both sides of the brain to sleep at the same time, just as we do. Whales, seals and dolphins are among the non birds that can half brain sleep as well.
Evidence of the clever design of this half brain sleep ability can be seen in the fact that where two birds sleep next to each other, each bird will put the half of the brain that faces its partner to sleep. Once that half is rested, they change places, so the other half of their brain can sleep.
When Scripture tells us that God looked at His creation and declared it "good," God's standard for good is perfection. His ingenious design, which would allow birds to protect themselves even when sin and death entered the creation, is part of the goodness of God's creation. 
Click here if you would like to hear Ian Taylor talk about this creation moment. 

Here's another cute picture of Lacy.

Scripture of the week: Philippians 4:4-7
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Saying of the week: 
Man's way leads to hopeless end...
God's way leads to an endless hope.

Think about the Scripture of the week while you serve the Lord. :)

Warmly yours and eternally His, in the unbreakable and glorious bonds of Calvary,


Friday, August 29, 2014

The Strange Berry

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: The Strange Berry
Psalms 71:17 "O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works."
Sometimes it seems as if God made some creatures just to show us He could do the impossible. Many of these creatures, by their strange nature, offer direct challenges to evolutionary theory, since there was no evolutionary need for their unique nature.

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the first microbiologist and the first person to observe bacteria using a microscopeOne such creature is a bacterium that has been labeled "the toughest bug on Earth." Its Latin name means "strange berry that withstands radiation." It can withstand thousands of times the radiation that would kill a human. The bacterium was first isolated in the 1950s, but a scientist who began studying the bug in 1988 said, "I had difficulty believing anything like this could exist."

 Many bacteria form hard capsules around themselves in response to radiation. While this provides some protection, the "strange berry" doesn't form a capsule and still survives better than any other bug. While 500 to 1,000 rads of radiation would kill a human being, the "strange berry" can withstand 1.5 million rads. The radiation shatters the "berry's" DNA into hundreds of fragments, a hundred times the fragmentation that is fatal to other bacteria. But a couple of hours later, the DNA is stitched back together, free of all mutations.

Evolutionists are puzzled because there is no environment containing this much radiation. Why would evolution develop such a creature? The "strange berry" not only challenges evolution directly, but also declares the skill and wisdom of its Creator! 
 If you would like to listen to Ian Taylor, click here
He talks about a new creation moment every day that airs on the radio station we listen to:Family Radio (91.7)
I took this picture of Lacy a few days ago. She is such a cute and sweet dog!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Little Bird I Am

Here's a neat song called "A Little Bird I Am."

"A little bird I am,                                          
Shut from the fields of air,
And in my cage I sit and sing
To Him who placed me there; 
Well pleased a prisoner to be, 
Because, my God, it pleaseth Thee.

Nought have I else to do,
I sing the whole day long;
And He whom most I love to please
Doth listen to my song;
He caught and bound my wandering wing;
But still He bends to hear me sing. 

Thou hast an ear to hear
A heart to love and bless; 
And though my notes were e'er so rude,
Thou wouldst not hear the less;
Because Thou knowest as they fall,
That love, sweet love, inspires them all.

My cage confines me round;
Abroad I cannot fly;
But though my wing is closed bound,
My heart's at liberty;
For prison walls cannot control
The flight, the freedom of the soul. 

O it is good to soar
These bolts and bars above!
To Him whose purpose I adore,
Whose providence I love;
And in Thy mighty will to find
The joy, the freedom of the mind."

If you would like to see the video of someone singing and playing this song, click here.

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: This Flower Is A Real Stinker.
Isaiah 40:28  "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."

Dung beetles may not be a very pleasant subject, but after all, someone has to do the housekeeping. So God created what man has classified into 30,000 species of dung beetle. Many will form their finds into a ball about the size of a croquet ball and roll it home for the wife and kids. Others tunnel beneath a find and set up housekeeping there.
Two dung beetles fighting for a dung ballNow there is a purple flower in Borneo that cuts into the productivity of one of the tunneling species without giving it anything in return. This flower smells, not like a rose, but like dung. It relies primarily on this dung beetle for pollination. Studies show that most other pollinators will examine the flower, but, perhaps put off by the smell, won't attempt to pollinate it. However, the dung beetle is a successful pollinator as it searches the flower for food. The flower's unpleasant odor seems designed to do nothing other than fool the beetle into pollinating it. It apparently offers the beetle nothing.
This is an example of a flower imitating the dung of an animal to fool a beetle into pollinating it. It would be nonsense to say that this flower designed this strategy to attract a beetle able to pollinate it. It would be just as silly to say that the impersonal forces of evolution designed this deceptive plant. Only an all powerful, all wise Creator could have designed this relationship which intricately weaves needs and abilities to make the whole creation work!
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Hope you enjoyed "A Little Bird I Am" and the Creation Moment! 
Praising my Saviour,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Psalms 95:1-6 //Midnight Migrating Moths

 Psalms 95:1-6 is one of my favorite passages. 

"O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. " 
Every time I read this passage, I think of how amazing and powerful our God is. I just love the part of the verse that says "For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods." God is in control and owns everything; even the seas and the land.  I'm reminded of the song that says "God owns the cattle on a thousand hills, The wealth in ev'ry mine; He owns the rivers and the rocks and rills, The sun and stars that shine. Wonderful riches, more than tongue can tell - He is my Father so they're mine as well; God owns the cattle on a thousand hills - I know that He will care for me."

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: Midnight Migrating Moths
Genesis 12:1

"Now the Lord had said unto Abraham, 'Get thee out of thy country ... unto a land that I will shew thee.'"

It was a moonless night over England. A specially designed radar picks up something that has never been seen before.

Silver Y mothThe radar is picking up silver Y moths as they migrate south for the winter. What has never been seen before is evidence that the moths actually navigate very precisely. It doesn't seem to matter whether the stars or moon are out or whether it is a cloudy, moonless night. This, scientists say, is the first evidence of a compass in night-migrating insects.

The special radar, which can track individual moths at altitudes of 500 to 4,000 feet, revealed how precise their navigating skills are. The moths only fly on nights when they can proceed south-southwest. If the wind is blowing in that direction, the moths need to make no course corrections. If the wind is blowing within 20 degrees of south-southwest the moths will very precisely modify their flight direction so that their overall progress is south-southwest. If the wind is more than 20 degrees off the desired direction, the moths don't fly.

Scientists believe that the moths winter somewhere in North Africa. Nocturnal moths that must migrate great distances under only select conditions require very special abilities. But just as God could lead Abram to a land he did not know, He can lead moths thousands of miles through the darkness.

Saying of the week:


Scripture of the week: Galatians 2:20-21
"For I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the graces of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain."
 Have a fabulous, good and godly week serving Jesus!!
Yours warmly in His infinite love and grace,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Who Will Shine God's Light?

W h o  W i l l  S h i n e  G o d ' s  L i g h t ? 
{by Sarah and Grace Mally}
In a world of darkness who will shine God’s light? Who will live for Jesus and follow what is right? Who will pay the price and follow in God’s way? Who will God find faithful on the judgment day?

Lord, I will shine your light! With joy and a smile that’s bright! I will seek you all my days, Lord, I want to learn Your ways. In this world of night, Lord, I will shine Your light.

Who will be Rebekah, quenching others’ thirst? Who will be a Mary, putting Jesus first? Who will be a Ruth, with virtue of great prize? Who will be an Esther laying down her life?

Lord, I will shine your light! With joy and a smile that’s bright! I will seek you all my days, Lord, I want to learn Your ways. In this world of night, Lord, I will shine Your light.
Rejoice in the LORD always: and again I say, rejoice! 

Will you shine God's light?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hosea 4:1-6

Hi everyone,
I wanted to post a few messages that Morris Gleiser preached at the Wilds. I would say this message is my favorite, but they were all excellent! So here are the notes I took from the message about Hosea. 

 Hosea 4:1-6
 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest. Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. 

The story of Hosea is a story of God's people going to sleep at the wheel while driving down life's road. We get so caught up with sin, we ignore pleads. The story of Hosea is a beautiful picture of God's love for us. It's a story of recovery and of revival. 

We're married to Christ and we drift away. And God pleads with us to bring us back. 

1. Christians drift in their development with God. 
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. 

 The word reject means a growing indifference. 
How hungry are you for God's Word? Psalms 1:1-2 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 

Would anybody estimate your life as one that delights in the Bible?
Psalms 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 
Psalms 63:1-3  O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee, in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 

Morris Gleiser told us a story about when he fell asleep while driving, onetime. He was taking a group of kids to look at different colleges. It was late at night, and everybody on the bus was sleeping. His eyes were heavy, so he thought of putting music on. No, that might wake the kids up. Then he stuck his head out the window; of course that wasn't a very good idea. Then he thought, "I'll close one eye for a little bit, and then switch them so they can both have some rest."  Well, he soon closed both eyes while driving. He was in the far right lane, and he was coming up to a huge blinking road block sign- the road was blocked off because it was all ripped up and a mess.  Just as they were about to smash into the huge, flashing sign, he opened his eyes!! Mr. Gleiser didn't know what woke him up, but it was a good thing he did, because he was responsible for the lives of all those kids.  He swerved hard to the left, and as he did that, kids went flying everywhere. They were startled and asked, "What happened?" Mr. Morris was like, "Nothing, nothing at all." :)

Have you fallen asleep in your Christian development? 

verse 11-12 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
Hosea's wife, Gomer, sinned and ran away from her family. But Hosea's love for her was so great, that he went and found her, and brought her back home.  In the same way, Christians sin and run far away from God, and it breaks His heart. He loves us so much, though, that He comes to us, and brings us back home. Nothing we do can ever make God stop loving us. 

2. Christians drift in their devotion.  
Your heart is a throne. The throne has a king- Jesus. He should be the only one who is sitting on it. There are other things that take over our throne. People have other things they bow down to. What's on your throne? Who's on your throne? Get back to God's love and put Him on your throne.

I never thought that the story of Hosea and his wife running away is like what we do to God. I'm so thankful that God does and always will love us with unfailing love, even when we don't deserve it.

Scripture of the week:
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given us to the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 

Quote of the week:
Have a good and godly week and don't forget to walk with the King!!
Yours warmly in our Lord's love and infinite grace,


Saturday, August 16, 2014

The WIlds camp part 2

 This year at the Wilds, they had a camper choir for kids in grades 8th-12th.  They sang, on Thursday night, "Take My Life and Let It Be" to a different tune. (The Wilds did that alot- took songs we know and changed the tunes around. It was pretty cool. ) Here's a picture of the camper choir.
 Here's a little story of something that our cabin had to do on Friday.  Each girl cabin has a brother cabin, and our brother cabin won the Scripture memory. Our cabin memorized 19 verses, and our brother cabin memorized more than that. So they got to "torture" us. :) First we had to jump in the lazy river, in the middle of the water wars. They got to spray us as much as they wanted to. The water was freezing, but it was fun. A few girls in my cabin were screaming because the water was so cold and they were getting squirted. :) I think that made they boys shoot them even more!! Then we had to crab walk to the water tower, and run the rest of the way to the sandy volleyball courts. Guess what we had to do next? Roll in the sand!!! :) Then we had to go and wash the sand off in the freezing cold river.
After we got dressed, everybody met in the service building for final scoring. It's sooooo loud in there because all the teams are doing their cheers. The Blue Ridge Lumber Loggers won!!!! (The poor green team- they had only won once the whole summer. ) After final scoring, blue team had a meeting, and then all the blue team counselors jumped into the freezing river!!!Here's a picture of all the blue team counselors.

 This year, I went on the giant swing with my sister!!! As we were being lifted up, people on the ground were counting down...5...4...3...2...1!!! We dropped and I closed my eyes!! Of course we screamed, and when it dropped me, I lost the thing I put my feet on. The worst part was being dropped, but I am very happy I tried it. :)  
This is the giant swing. You got on the swing under the arch, and it lifted you up backwards. After you dropped, you would swing back and forth.
Here are a few more pictures that I took.
                                                This is our cabin. (The one on the left.)
                                                        This is the lazy/crazy river.
                               Lots of kids went to this yummy place throughout the day.
                                                      And a final picture of the river.  

I just want to mention the we heard by Morris Gleiser. His messages were awesome!  Every morning, we would study a chapter in 2 Timothy. Here is a list of the Scriptures we read.
Aug. 4th, Monday night- Psalms 32:1-11
Aug. 5th, Tuesday morning (chapel)- 2 Timothy 1:1-18
Aug. 5th, Tuesday night-Hosea 4:1-6
Aug. 6th, Wednesday morning- 2 Timothy 2:1-26
Aug. 6th, Wednesday night- Matthew 27:1-26
Aug. 7th, Thursday morning- 2 Timothy 3:1-17
Aug. 7th, Thursday night- Luke 15L:1-2,11-32
Aug. 8th, Friday morning- 2 Timothy 4:1-22
Aug. 8th, Friday night- 1 Samuel 1:3, 1 Samuel 2:12-18, 21-26
If you ever get a chance to hear Mr. Gleiser preach, you should definitely take the opportunity.  I am going to post the notes I took from his sermons soon!!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my week at the Wilds.  If you would like to watch the week 10 video that the Wilds made, click here. Did you and your family go anywhere on vacation this summer? Leave me a comment- I would love to hear about your trip!!

With eternity's values in view,

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Wilds Camp part 1

Hello everybody,
The reason I haven't posted anything is because this past week, August 4th-8th, my sisters and I went with our youth group to the Wilds camp in North Carolina. 
We left on Monday at 4:00 am. and got there around 5 or 6 p.m. (We made it just as everyone started eating dinner! :) After we ate dinner with our cabin, our counselor helped us bring our luggage to our cabins.
Each cabin has 4 sets of bunk beds in it, plus the counselors big bed. Nine people can fit in the cabin, but  we only had 8 girls, (including our counselor) in our cabin. Usually, each girl cabin has a brother cabin, and each boy cabin has a sister cabin. If one of the cabins does not have a sister or brother cabin, it's because there weren't enough campers to fill all the cabins. So, the counselors go on core. They help out wherever they're needed. Some are lifeguards, and some are security people. Here's a basic schedule we would follow almost every day.
  • 7:30- Rise and Shine. Clean cabins and go to flag raising.
  • 8:15-8:45- Breakfast
  • 9:15-10:00- Chapel
  • 10:00-10:30- God and I Time
  • 10:45-11:30- All Camp Game
  • 11:30- 11:45- Cabin Pictures
  • 11:45-12:30- God and I Time Follow Up
  • 12:45-1:15- Lunch
  • 1:30-2:15- Christian Life Seminar. The topics were: Band-Aid Christianity, Dating, and Visual/Social Media.
  • 2:15-5:30- Freetime. You could go on the Superslide, Land trolley, Giant Swing, Climbing Wall, or go to the Snack Shop, General Store, Cool Beans, and Craft Shop.You could also float down the lazy/crazy river if you wanted to. :)
  • 5:45-6:15- Supper
  • 6:30-7:15- All camp game
  • 7:15-8:30- The: Snack Shop, General Store, Craft Shop, and Cool Beans were open. 
  • 8:45-10:00 - Evening Youth Meeting. (This was the evening service.)
  • 10:30-10:45- Cabin Devotions
  • 10:45- Lights out and all quiet on the campsite.
There are 3 teams: Redwood Timber Toppers, Blue Ridge Lumber Loggers, and the Green Mountain Cross Cutters!!
The Blue and Red teams had been winning all summer, and the Green team had only won once! I was on the blue team this year and it was alot of fun. Each team has 3 or 4 cheers that they say.

On Tuesday, my counselor, our friend, and my sister and I played paintball. I was a little scared of getting hit with the paintballs, so I didn't run out in the open and shoot- I stayed behind the boxes they had. But I did get shot once. Thankfully, it wasn't on my bare skin, though. Our friend got shot on her arms and legs, and she had welts all over her! The paintballs stung right after they hit you, but the pain went away soon after.
                                  This is the bridge we crossed over to get to the paintball field.
                                                       This is the playing field of paintball.

On Wednesday, all the girls went to the lake while the boys went hiking. If you wanted to swim in 4th falls, you had to take a swim test and swim under a noodle. I enjoyed the lake more this year than last year because it rained last year. My counselor, and my sister and I were the last ones to leave the lake. The lifeguard wanted our counselor to jump off the water tower, which was 30 feet high, backwards. She climbed up there and took a long time doing it because she was scared. My sister said, "I'll do it" so she climbed up there and jumped off backwards! I don't know how she did it!
The big colorful thing in the water is the blob!! You climb up to the tower, run and jump off, and stick your legs out like you're siting down. You're supposed to land on the blob in a sitting position, and it's very scary to jump off the tower. I did it though, and I crawled to the end of the blob. A girl from our cabin jumped off and landed on the blob and I slid into the water. It was very fun to watch small, light people get blobbed by bigger, heavier people! They would fly into the air, and then fall and plop into the water. :) The second tower was the water trolley. I went on that a bunch of times! It was so much fun.
You could also do paddle boating, canoeing, and kayaking. I did canoeing and paddle boating with my counselor. My counselor and I were canoeing and we saw 2 girls, that were from the cabin next to ours, paddle boating. We paddled over to them and they were playing bumper boats with us. Then we had the idea to climb on the back of their paddle boat, and they could give us a ride around the lake. My counselor held on to the canoe as we were taken around the lake. We were going to bump into a foam thing that was floating in the water and knock it over because it had a lifeguard on it. :) But she heard us so we didn't get to. After we were done canoeing, my counselor and I went paddle boating, and the 2 girls sat in the back.
We had such a marvelous time at the lake.

On Thursday, all the girls went on the hike while the boys went to the lake. You could either go on 1st fall, 2nd falls, or 4th falls. 3rd falls wasn't open because the Wilds is building a zipline over it, and it's a dangerous waterfall. People rarely hike it, but when they do, only groups of 10 people can go at a time.
Our cabin hiked 4th falls. I hiked it last year, but we couldn't swim in it because it had rained to much. This year, we could swim in it though!! It's not very hard hiking to the waterfall. It's very hard hiking back up the mountain, though. Here are some pictures I took along the way and at the 4th falls.
                                                            Starting out on the hike.
                                                     Stony Point. This view was so gorgeous!!
                                                                     4th falls
The water was cold, but lots of girls went swimming. We even stood right under the waterfall!! It was a sight to behold. Pictures just don't do it justice!!
         This is a big rock you could climb up and look at the waterfall, and sometimes, even feel the mist!!
                                  This is another waterfall I saw while I was hiking back to camp.
The Wilds is such an amazing camp!!! I highly recommend going there for a week one summer. :)

Saying of the week: 
 From a jail cell last year, at the lowest point of my life, I found this to be true
Bible verse of the week: Psalms 62:7-8 
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Yous warmly on the Victory side,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Ninety and Nine

I was thinking about how Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are his sheep of his pasture. Psalms 100:3 says "Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture." Then I thought of the song "The Ninety and Nine".

                                There were ninety and nine that safely lay
                                            In the shelter of the fold,
                                    But one was out on the hills away,
                                     Far off from the gates of gold.
                               Away on the mountains wild and bare,
                               Away from the tender Shepherd's care; 
                               Away from the tender Shepherd's care.
                                       "Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine; 
                                           Are they not enough for Thee?" 
          But the Shepherd made answer: "This of mine, Has wandered away from me.
                                     And altho' the road be rough and steep, 
            I go to the desert to find my sheep, I go to the desert to find my sheep."
                                               But none of the ransomed ever knew, 
                                       How deep were the waters crossed; 
                          Nor how dark was the night that the Lord passed thro'
                                      Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
                                         Out in the desert He heard its cry-
                                        Sick and helpless, and ready to die; 
                                        Sick and helpless, and ready to die. 
                                   "Lord, whence are those blood drops all the way
                                               That mark out the mountain's track?"
                            "They were shed for one who had gone astray,
                                           Ere the Shepherd could bring him back."
                                   "Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent and torn?" 
                                "They're pierced tonight by many a thorn;
                                 They're pierced tonight by many a thorn."
                                   But all thro' the mountains, thunder-riv'n,
                                                        And up from the rocky steep,
                                 There arose a glad cry to the gate of heav'n,
                                          "Rejoice! I have found my sheep!"
                                   And the angels echoed around the throne,
                                 "Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!
                                 "Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own."

God loves us all so much-He finds his children and brings them back to the safety of His fold, even when they walk far away from Him. Praise the Lord for His goodness to us!

Bible verse of the week: Psalms 40:2- submitted by my aunt Sharon!
Psalms 40:2  He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 

Saying of the Week: .

If it were not for Jesus...                
Have a fabulous and godly week!!
Walking with Jesus,

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Crime Scene Investigation //God Helps Design a Better Submarine

Yesterday evening, we went to a Crime Scene Investigation class at the library. The teacher told us a bunch of different things that investigators do when they need to find the bad person. They look at their fingerprints, pieces of hair, and any evidence they can find. We looked under the microscope at hair, fingerprints, and "blood". (It was milk mixed with red food coloring.)
This is a piece of hair under the microscope. It was pretty neat!!
I also took some pictures of other things: a fingernail, and my scab. It's really cool how much more you can see under the microscope!! 
This is a fingernail!!!
This is a scab!!!

Creation Corner.

Today's Creation Moment: God Helps Design a Better Submarine!!

Psalm 69:34   "Let the heaven and earth praise Him, the seas,   and everything that moveth therein."

Engineers who design vehicles to move through fluids face a quandary. A torpedo-shaped vehicle can move quickly and efficiently through a fluid like water, but it is difficult to maneuver precisely or get to hover. A boxier vehicle can be designed to hover and move with more precision but lacks speed and efficiency.
Vortex wing helicopterEngineers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have now solved that problem. For their solution they went to the design found in jellyfish and squid. These creatures move through the water very efficiently by expelling water in a vortex ring. So the engineers experimented with various designs until they had small but efficient vortex ring generators. Then they tested them on small vehicles. One of their designs was used to successfully parallel park an unmanned underwater vehicle. This design is expected to be used in much more than underwater vehicles. Engineers also envision tiny capsules equipped with tiny vortex jets cruising through the digestive tract to find or treat diseases.
As ingenious as this design is, this design really gives glory to its original Designer – God. This glory is not just in God's original design of jellyfish and squid but His design of the human brain, which can understand and copy His designs.
 Hope ya'll have a fabulous weekend!!!
Walking in His Grace,