Ask Now The Beasts

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Hey, kids! Head on out to the flower garden, while I get a book from the library,” said Mr. Jones.  “I want to show you some of God’s wonderful creatures.” “What’s up, Dad?” asked Billy. “This morning I was reading my Bible, and in Job, chapter 12, verse 7, it says, ‘But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;’ I wondered, what could the animals teach me?” “Animals can’t talk, Dad.  How can they teach us anything?” asked Mary. “Actually Mary, some animals can...

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The Horned Lizard

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

What is a toad that is not really a toad at all? It’s the Phrynosoma, or Horned Lizard, found only in the western areas of the United States and Mexico. Usually called a Horned Toad, Horny Toad, and even Horned Frog, the Horned Lizard is neither a toad nor a frog. In fact it is not an amphibian at all. It is a reptile! The nicknames come from the horned lizard’s rounded toad-like face, and because it has a short, wide, and squat body like that of a frog or toad. Horned...

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You Can Believe It All

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“Thanks for staying all night and going to church with me this morning, Tommy.”  Ron said to Tommy as they were walking to Ron’s house. “Yeah, it’s been a blast, Ron, …but I have got to tell you, you’ve got some crazy people at your church!” “What do you mean?” “Well you know, that teacher was telling us about some big ol’ flood, and then your preacher talked about some guy named Adam and his wife Eve talking to a snake!”  Tommy laughed. “What’s so funny about that, Tommy?”...

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Mutualism – Helping One Another

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“You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Have you ever heard that saying? It means that if you do something for someone and they do something for you, both of you will benefit and be helped in some way. Sometimes plants or animals help each other, and when both get something good from the help it is called mutualism (myoo-choo-uh-liz-uhm). Here are just a few examples of mutualism in God’s Creation:  The Snapping Shrimp and the Goby – The snapping shrimp is designed to...

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Bee Wings

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“Dad, today I heard that science has proven that the bumblebee can’t fly!  That’s crazy!  Look at all the bees flying around in our flower garden, “said Mary. “I’ve heard that story, but what is the question I’ve always told you to ask?” asked Mr. Jones. “’What’s the evidence?’, or ‘How do they know?’,” said Mary. “That’s right.  In this case I found out that the story got started about 70 years ago in France when two scientists were looking at the large, heavy body and...

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Brown Pelicans – Fishing, Flying Wonders

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The Jones family was crossing Galveston Bay by Galveston, Texas on the car ferry. They had left their car on the parking deck and climbed the stairs to the observation deck. “Mom and Dad! Look!” Billy pointed and shouted. “A big bird just crashed into the water!” “It didn’t crash, Billy,” laughed his mother, Mrs. Jones. “That is a Brown Pelican, and it is fishing. Watch … it just tipped its beak up and swallowed a fish.” “You mean he caught a fish?” asked Billy. “Yes,...

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Cloud of God

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

During the family’s daily devotion time, Mr. Jones was reading from the Bible about Moses and the Hebrew people fleeing from Egypt. “In Exodus 13, verses 21 and 22, we read: ‘ And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.’ ” “Dad, I don’t understand. How...

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Not Just a Bible Story

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“Dad, at the library today I heard a lady tell another lady that you can’t believe in a worldwide flood. She said it was just a silly story found only in the Bible. That’s not true, is it, Dad?” asked Mary. “No, Mary. That is not true. I remember reading about many different cultures from all around the world telling about a worldwide flood.” Mr. Jones went to the bookshelf and after looking for several minutes, finally pulled out two books. “Let’s see … here in Dinosaurs...

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Our Amazing Kidneys

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

In order for us to live, God has designed our bodies with some very special organs that all have certain jobs to do … the brain, the heart, the lungs, the kidneys, and many more. Every bit as important as our hearts are our two kidneys. You need at least one kidney to live! Our two dark red kidneys are bean-shaped (kidney beans have the same shape) and are each about the size of an adult fist. They are located just under our back ribs, on each side of our spine. The kidneys...

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A Day On The Beach

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

The Jones family had been enjoying a wonderful vacation at Fort Myers Beach on the coast of Florida. That morning they had driven to one end of the island to visit Lovers Key State Park. They had hiked some of the trails around the inner islands and bays and seen some wonderful wildlife – an osprey catching a fish, another osprey eating a fish, many snowy egrets wading in water looking for fish to eat, and a roseate spoonbill feeding in the mud flats. Billy and Mary really...

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Colored Glasses Or Bias

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Kid's Think & Believe Too! | 0 comments

“Dad, I am confused,” said Mary at the evening dinner table. “Today, my friend Suzie and I were looking at some beautiful flowers in her front yard and I told her I thought it was wonderful, all the bright colors God used in some flowers. But Suzie just laughed, and said that God didn’t make the flowers. Evolution did! I kind of got mad! Dad, how can she not believe that God made the flowers?” “Well Mary, it is probably what Suzie was taught about the world,” Mr. Jones...

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The Bible – Myth or Truth?

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

Mary and her new friend Sally were in the living room looking through a book. “Dad, take a look at this!” Mary called out, “It’s a picture of a guy holding up the earth!” Mr. Jones looked at the picture in the book. Smiling, Mr. Jones replied, “That’s a picture of an ancient Greek myth about a so-called god named Atlas, Mary.” “What’s a myth, Dad?” Mary asked. “Many years ago, when people were confused or didn’t understand something, they would sometimes make up stories to...

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