The Great Adventure

~ just one blink and its changed ~

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Tennesse Thoughts - Simeon

My Simeon, this summer, put in more bumps and scrapes and loved most every minute of exploration that he could get while we were in the mountains. John Eldridge would be most gratified to know that his understanding of a man's need to be an explorer and adventurer is rooted in being a boy who can do the same thing!

Simeon ran, climbed just about anything he could find - that his mom would let him climb... and tried to be just like his best buddy Winston (his cousin) in every way. Not to be outdone by the accomplishments of his big sister... he even mastered putting together our alphabet puzzle in our Lady Slipper Cabin at Fairhaven! That's a pretty big undertaking for a 4 year old!

More musing on the Creation Museum Experience

I have always fallen into the camp of... "God said and I believe it and that settles it for me." Thank you Bill and Gloria Gaither... but in this post-modern age a lot of those pieces of settled belief are just not good enough anymore to settle on and then to try to defend by saying that God said it and so I believe it...

This museum ( did an awesome job of explaining what the differences are from what God has said and what man has interpreted and expected other men to believe. (men used here to mean everyone!) :-)

For example:
I also grew up in the era just before the existance of dinosaurs was the accepted/ expected explaination of the large bones that were being excavated... have you ever seen the bone map for "Lucy"? Tell me... when you look at that map... do you see an animal that might be able to be the "link" between humanity and the apes?! That's just crazy. Either way - wherever you "fall" in the camp of discussion and belief... I think that the day and age for acceptance of everything just might be over... and that God is challenging us to move into an era where we can verbally defend what it is that we believe with kindness in our simple words and honest truth. He is after all the author of life!

More Tennesse Thoughts - Creation Museum

Have you ever wondered how Noah packed all those animals on the ark? I mean God instructed him to load 2 of every kind of animal and some a few more than just 2 for

sacrifice purposes. While there may be room in some people's mind for all kind of debate, the notion that the animals wouldn't, couldn't in an ark is what other kinds of some people settle on as a way to explain the whole notion of it's just not possible. But God... He's this really creative, Holy, wonder-ful creator and if He says it... EVERYTIME it's better to just obey instead of argue. So... where in the world do we need to see these pics with this little thought - Sarah?!

This is a "Zorse" and a "Zonkey"... notice that they both have the stripes of a zebra, but look more like a baby horse and a donkey?! Well, one of the leading thoughts from this museum... and among creation scientists is that perhaps Noah took types of species onto the ark, instead of what has been commonly accepted 2 horses, 2 donkey's, 2 zebras, 2 etc... and after the flood the animals took care of things just like God designed, thus we have horses, donkeys, zebras, and a whole array of other animals that are alike. Also a cool thought is that probably there were a lot of baby animals... smaller and more able to "fit" into Noah's floating zoo.

Interesting... check out their website and go visit if you get a chance - just try not to do it on a weekend. We did - and rubbed shoulders and other body parts with 10,000 plus visitors all day... a little overwhelming for our family... and we like people! :-)



Somehow in this modern age of technology... I have fallen into a chasm of ineptness (I may have just created a new word!). It's been a while since I last posted because even though I have tried, evidently the computer sign in name for my blog and my new computer email address don't want to get along... and try as I might to have them make friends - some times they are and some times they aren't!

SO, while they are getting along, I'll try to update life for my readers... it's been a ride! So buckle up!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sunflower House - August Update

A friend we were visiting with today asked how our house was coming along... so I took some pictures and thought we'd share them. I think we're about ready to make the roof! Stay tuned!