Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KNOWING OUR CREATOR


The physical world we live in is governed by specific "laws of nature" that are
understood from experimentation and observation. Those laws and principles were
established by the Lord God Himself, and He said they were very good (Gen 1:31).
Understanding how these laws govern the order and workings of the physical
universe is the pursuit of good science.

Readers should keep firmly in mind, however, that the Lord God, who established
the observed physical laws of nature, is not Himself in subjection to those
laws. The Bible is replete with instances where the Lord God has supernaturally
intervened against the laws of physics and nature…

Source: © 1997 - 2013 Christian Geology Ministry




IN THE BEGINNING...Prologue

 WATER:
* is vital for all known forms of life on Earth…Jesus said that He will give us "Living Water" that we should no more thirst. And God says that He is the "Fountain of Living Waters".  (John 4:10 & Jer. 17:13)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth….(Gen.1:1)

THE STATE OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH…

And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face (surface) of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(Gen.1:2)

WATER…God used water to begin the process of creating our world…it was already here (Originated by God sometime beforehand.) Therefore, we should assume that water is a very important element to our Creator...and for us.

* Water is vital for all known forms of life On Earth.

The human body starts out with a composition of 77% water and steadily falls off by year one to around 66% until adult age male about 60% female 55% (more body fat = less water)
(Even our bones contain water)
There went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. (Gen.2:6)
*Note…There was enough water contained within the earth to sustain a viable ecosystem until the time of Noah and the flood. (over 1500 years later) *For the time frame, study the generations from Adam-Noah.
For yet seven days, I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. (Gen.7:4)



LIGHT: (Part One)

DAY 1:
And God said *“Let there be light”: and there was light.
Genesis 1:1-3
*Note This passage is not referring to solar or lunar ‘light’ since the sun and moon are not yet created.
(From the gospel of John)…
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him….
In Him was the life; and the life was the LIGHT of men…And that light shone in darkness; and the darkness could not overtake it….9] That was the true Light, (capitalized) which lighteth every man that cometh into the world…( gives life to)
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (John 1:1-5 & 9-10)
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and TRUTH. (John 1:14)
I am the way the truth and the life, no man may come to the Father except by me…(John 14:6)

Thus far we have established that God called forth light to bring life upon the formless, empty waters  in order to start the process of preparing our world to sustain life.
When I think of this I see it as if God stepped into his lab and switched the light on in order to begin a new project. But it goes much deeper than that, as we shall see in Part two (Coming soon).

For more scientific information about water continue reading here:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Something out of nothing?

The History of Creation



Warning: Got my geek on…so this is quite lengthy today!

This essay is in response to the newest scientific discovery revealed yesterday concerning the origin of the Universe….Let’s start with the TRUTH from the Word of God first…

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:1-10
 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3

Mathew Henry's commentary on Hebrews 11:3

We have here one of the first acts and articles of faith, which has a great influence on all the rest, and which is common to all believers in every age and part of the world, namely, the creation of the worlds by the word of God, not out of pre-existent matter, but out of nothing, Heb. 11:3. The grace of faith has a retrospect as well as prospect; it looks not only forward to the end of the world, but back to the beginning of the world. By faith we understand much more of the formation of the world than ever could be understood by the naked eye of natural reason. Faith is not a force upon the understanding, but a friend and a help to it. Now what does faith give us to understand concerning the worlds, that is, the upper, middle, and lower regions of the universe? 1. That these worlds were not eternal, nor did they produce themselves, but they were made by another. 2. That the maker of the worlds is god; he is the maker of all things; and whoever is so must be God. 3. That he made the world with great exactness; it was a framed work, in every thing duly adapted and disposed to answer its end, and to express the perfections of the Creator. 4. That God made the world by his word, that is, by his essential wisdom and eternal Son, and by his active will, saying, Let it be done, and it was done, Ps. 33:9. 5. That the world was thus framed out of nothing, out of no pre-existent matter, contrary to the received maxim, that “out of nothing nothing can be made,” which, though true of created power, can have no place with God, who can call things that are not as if they were, and command them into being. These things we understand by faith. The Bible gives us the truest and most exact account of the origin of all things, and we are to believe it, and not to wrest or run down the scripture-account of the creation, because it does not suit with some fantastic hypotheses of our own, which has been in some learned but conceited men the first remarkable step towards infidelity, and has led them into many more.

Science… (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge")
There is considerable speculation as to why the observable universe is apparently composed almost entirely of ordinary matter, as opposed to a more symmetric combination of matter and antimatter. This asymmetry of matter and antimatter in the visible universe is one of the greatest unsolved problems in physics.[2] The process by which this asymmetry between particles and antiparticles developed is called baryogenesis.

Sir Isaac Newton
~Atheism is so senseless & odious to mankind that it never had many professors…. These & such like considerations always have & ever will prevail with man kind to believe that there is a being who made all things & has all things in his power & who is therefore to be feared.~ Sir Isaac Newton~ (excerpt from undated manuscript)

*More ‘Newton’ quotes…
  • It is the perfection of God's works that they are all done with the greatest simplicity. He is the God of order and not of confusion. And therefore as they would understand the frame of the world must endeavor to reduce their knowledge to all possible simplicity, so must it be in seeking to understand these visions.

  • Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

     
  • God created everything by number, weight and measure.
      

Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton

 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge.
1 Timothy 6:20

T2K neutrino detector
Inside of the Super-Kamiokande Detector, receiving end of the T2K experiment in Japan. Physicists with T2K announced that they had caught neutrinos switching flavors, a finding that could help them pin down why the universe is made of matter. (T2K Experiment (http://t2k-experiment.org) / July 23, 2013)


Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?
Scientists have caught tiny, ghostlike particles called neutrinos in the act of turning from one type into another...

Hey....

This happens to my blog posts too, LOL!

 using the Tokai-to-Kamioka experiment. The ground-breaking findings may help physicists understand a strange asymmetry in the early cosmos that allowed matter to beat out antimatter shortly after the big bang
The T2K experiment, which shoots high-energy pulses of particles from an accelerator on Japan's east coast to a detector roughly 185 miles away on the west coast, reported at the European Physical Society meeting in Stockholm that it had caught neutrinos changing from one flavor to another mid-flight.
This shape-shifting ability is a weird quirk of neutrinos. There are three flavors, or types — electron neutrino, muon neutrino and tau neutrino — and somehow, they seem to switch from one flavor to another, even flipping their masses. Imagine if your ice cream spontaneously changed flavors, or added an extra scoop.
"So you have vanilla ice cream, you throw it into space — some time later, it turns into chocolate ice cream, or strawberry ice cream," Jung said. "This is a very, very weird phenomenon."
Source:http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-neutrino-oscillation-matter-antimatter-universe-symmetry-20130723,0,353393.story

I can almost hear God’s response to all of this….

4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7 when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8 “Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
9 when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10 and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
11 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
and caused the dawn to know its place,
13 that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
and the wicked be shaken out of it?
14 It is changed like clay under the seal,
and its features stand out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld,
and their uplifted arm is broken.

16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
18 Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this.

Job 38:4-30

And last but not least, a scripture that I find myself (and others) quoting quite often lately…

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Romans 1:20


God's mercy surely does endureth forever...
Aren't you grateful that He is so patient with us?
We might wonder just how far He will allow mankind to go in its attempts to explain the unexplainable and unattainable knowledge of  the Creator of all things.

~Blessings & Love~

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Trail Blogging!

*Just click on images to enlarge them
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The trailhead
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Beautiful meadow with soft grasses
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Bud waiting for me
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Blueberries everywhere!
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Yummy!
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Raspberries too!
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Back on the trail
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Bud finds some Birdsfoot Trefoil
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Milkweed blooms
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A delicate pink bloom along the road home
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More pictures of the meadow


It was a great hike, but it was nice coming home to the air conditioning. Why is it that my neighbors always wanna stop me to chat when I am walking home from a hike...all sweaty and tired? Bud doesn't seem to mind though...He is much more sociable when he is all worn out, LOL!

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 
Matthew 6:26

~Blessings & Love~ Never Forsaken

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ad-venture…

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Recently the Lord blessed us with this Chevy Venture van.  I have a vehicle to use while Jeff works. He’s been saying I need to get out on my own more, and that I should take Buddy for a ride to get him used to the van.
So, today after I picked up some prescriptions I decided to take Bud for a little ride down some back roads and maybe take a few photos along the way like my blog friend Dee does. Winking smile
Here is the beginning of our little adventure in the venture van:
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A nice spot to take a picture…So I rolled down my window…
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…And…
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…So did Buddy!!!
I kept trying to roll the passenger window up, and he kept stepping on the button and rolling it back down, and then he tried to jump out the window…but I grabbed him (all 100 lbs. of him) by the tail!!!
Then I had to drive 5 miles /hr. all the way back home, because the bumpy dirt road was making him really anxious, and he kept trying to get into my lap, causing me to pull over six or seven times along the way (every time we hit a bump that made a sound under the floorboards of the van).
I considered parking the van and walking him the rest of the way home (the stretch of road we were on is where we used to hike, but had to stop because of poaching)…and wouldn’t you know it, they were back there shooting again…the shots were making him even more anxious, so I had to keep moving while holding him back away from me…as he really wanted to get into my lap!
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Buddy running for the door…Thank the Lord we are back home!

He still seems shaken…We have been home for nearly an hour now, and I am still shaking too…We make quite a pair, the two of us.
For a little background story:
Buddy was in a bad car accident as a puppy, and has been afraid of car rides ever since (3yrs).  Since last summer Jeff and I have been taking him for rides trying to get him used to it…so far he has been doing pretty good, but this was the first time I took him by myself. Clearly it is too soon for that.

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He is still in bed, the place he goes when he gets upset or nervous…He might as well stay there until the Fourth of July celebrations throughout the weekend are over with then.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Around the yard today…

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The cherries will be abundant this year…Thanks to  the pruning done last year. They are usually too tart for us to enjoy, but the birds like them a lot. Cherries need a lot of sun in order to become sweet. We do not have a lot of sunshine in our yard,
 but we do have a lot of Son-light in our home...
 That’s why we are so sweet Winking smile
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Can you see him?
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This little frog has been hanging out at our bedroom window for a couple days now. He is keeping the bugs away from the flowers and singing me to sleep every night…I do not like (most) bugs, so he is very welcome to stay as long as he likes!
Speaking of bugs, we saw the first lightning bugs out flying around in the yard last night. We didn’t see many June bugs this year, and now June is over already!
Wow, where did the time go?
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From my Home to your heart…
~Blessings & Love~

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