Tuesday, November 20, 2018

GIANT FALLOW DEER #IRISH ELK #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION SCIENCE #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #FAITHIT #BILLY GRAHAM #WOMEN OF FAITH #CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY


GIANT  FALLOW  DEER


Hello all of you fine people out there! May you all have had a gracious and blessed week! I certainly pray so always! For many of us who live in the United States of America, I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving too. For those who may be unfamiliar with this day of celebration it usually occurs the last Thursday of November (except this year for some
reason). It is a day of remembrance when the first colony of white people, Europeans, came to North America. With winter coming and not much time to prepare us Americans who have these forefathers as their ancestors where in dire need. That is when the Native people stepped in to help these helpless people. Out of the kindness of their hearts they brought much food, including turkeys, gourds, maze (corn), potatoes, venison (deer meat), pumpkins, sunflower seeds and much, much more. Not only did the pilgrims eat hearty that day but they had extra to help them through the winter. Thank you to that half of my ancestry, the Native Americans, that were so generous to the other half of my ancestors, the eternal grateful pilgrims! And the tradition continues in having a National day of Thanksgiving.

So one of the most delicious meats my ancestors, and people of today still eat is venison. A large deer can feed a family for months! But much longer ago than the pilgrims another type of deer lived in Europe and Asia. A much, much larger deer called the Giant Fallow Deer, also known as the Giant Irish elk, Megaloceros giganteus. The antler spread of a large male was an enormous 11.5 feet, (3.51m) across and weighing up to 90 lbs (41 kg)! From fossil skeletal remains the average height of the giant deer was 6 feet (1.8 m) at the shoulder and would have weighed about 1100 lbs (500 kg). Now that’s a lot of meat! And a lot of beauty.

The closest extant (living) relative to this animal is the fallow deer, Dama dama. Fallow deer are fairly small animals with the average height at the shoulder being 3.3 feet (1.0 m) tall and weighing up to 176 lbs (80 kg). Much smaller than even the mule deer found here in the Americas.

“This deer is yet another monumental monster, a variety of Giant fallow deer that has recently vanished. The evidence suggests post-Flood changes in climate may have affected their ecosystems, wreaking havoc on their food supply, and causing an end to Megaloceros giganteus.” 

Some Christians I speak to about these giant animals react with skepticism. We should never be afraid of the truth. God’s world of creations always matches up with His Word in scripture. If anything sounds doubtful or far fetched or unbelievable, research the scriptures. Study the Bible. Find out where the two come together. And don’t be afraid that they won’t. “The Truth shall set us free!” And remember…”There were giants in those days.”

Until next time, take care and God bless and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Willow Dressel

References:

Nelson, Vance, Untold Secrets of Planet Earth, Monumental Monsters, Untold Secrets of Planet Earth Publishing Company, Inc. 2017. Pp 98-101.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

#giant short-faced bear #Arctodus sinus #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #CREATION SCIENCE #CHRISTIAN #Bible #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #WOMEN OF FAITH #GODVINE #LIVING CHRISTIAN #IT IS WRITTEN #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY #BILLY GRAHAM #ZOO

Full fossilized skeleton of the giant short-faced bear discovered in the La Brea tar pits, California, USA. Commons

A BEAR OF A BEAR!



Good day everyone!

I am managing to squeeze in this blog in my oh so busy week before my husband and I go to spend time with his parents. I will be a bear of a drive but wonderful when we get there. 

I found some fascinating animals I want to share with you! The first one is a bear. But not just any bear. This one is a bear of a bear, standing 11 feet (3.4 meters) when on it’s hind legs. For comparison a large grizzly bear, when rearing up can be at tall as 6 or 7 feet. A large male polar bear, is 6 to 9 feet. This
Giant short-faced bear in comparison to a 6 ft man. Commons
bear beats even the tallest by 2 feet!

So who is this animal and where does it live that I may avoid its habitat! Well, no humans, or animals for that matter, need worry for this bear, Arctodus sinus, is extinct. Phew! It was a very large member of the short-faced bear genus. Some of you may be familiar with short-faced bears from zoos or if you live in South America. Fossils of this amazing animal have been uncovered from Alaska all the way to central Mexico. 

The giant short-faced bear is estimated to have weighed between 1760 and 2200 lbs (800 to 1000 kg) and stood to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall at the shoulders when on all fours. It has been debated that this carnivore be classified as the largest
Giant short-faced bear next to a labor-toothed cat
 for comparison. Commons 
terrestrial mammal known.

I wonder…when scripture says, “…there were giants in those days”, was it just limited to mankind? By the size of these fossils I say not. Our Creator’s love of variety continues to amaze me.

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel 

References:


Nelson, Vance, Untold Secrets of Planet Earth, Monumental Monsters, Untold Secrets of Planet Earth Publishing Company, Inc. 2017. Pp 46-48.

Monday, November 5, 2018

#AUTUMN LEAVES #FALL COLORS #PIGMENT #DO PLANTS DIE? #WITHER #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE # ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION SCIENCE #BILLY GRAHAM #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY #GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY


bright leaf
COURTESY OF ANSWERS IN GENESIS





AWW...   AUTUMN

Hello everyone! 

How are all you people out there? I am well, though a bit on the tired side for all the running around and visiting I'm doing with my family. I pray all of you have been blessed these past tow weeks and I pray you forgive me for not being able to write. Here in the northern mid-west of North America, autumn leaves are well on their way through their color cycle. My sister keeps saying it is a drab year though coming from the west it looks beautiful to me! Either way, I just love this time of year.

So have you ever wondered  why leaves change color in the
fall and produce such brilliant colors and then die? And why are some years more beautiful than others?

First, lets distinguish what "dying" means in relations to plants. "We commonly use the word die to describe when plants, animals, or humans no longer function biologically. However, this is not the definition of the word die or death in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word for die (or death), mût (or mavet), is used only in relation to the death of man or animals with the breath of life, not regarding plants. This usage indicates that plants are viewed differently from animals and humans...Since God gave only plants (including their fruits and seeds) as food for man and animals, then Adam, Eve, and all animals and birds were originally vegetarian (Genesisn1:29-30). Plants were to be a resource of the earth that God provided for the benefit of nephesh chayyah creatures—both animals and man. Plants did not “die,” as in mût; they were clearly consumed as food. Scripture describes plants as withering (Hebrew yabesh), which means 'to dry up.' This term is more descriptive of a plant or plant part ceasing to function biologically. .."1

It is this withering process that causes the coloring of leaves. A leaf has several pigments, the two most prevalent are the pigments chlorophyll and carotenoids. Chlorophyll pigment is present in spring and summer and helps the plant to capture sunlight for photosynthesis. Carotenoids are always present but the chlorophyll pigment is more abundant during the warm seasons and generally camouflages the carotenoids.

As the days grow colder and the period of light grows shorter, the chlorophyll breaks down. When this happens, the yellowish colors become visible.  Other colors such as the sumac’s purple leaves, the beeches golden bronze, and the oak’s brown are produced from other pigments. 

My favorite, the red colors found in maples and Virginia creepers (and others), are produced when sugar is formed in the leaves. This happens when the autumn days are sunny and warm. Then the cool nights trap the sugars in the leaves and the red pigment, anthocyanin is formed.

“Leaf colors are most vivid after a warm, dry summer followed by early autumn rains, which prevent leaves from falling early. Prolonged rain in the fall prohibits sugar
synthesis in the leaves and thus produces a drabness due to lack of anthocyanin production.”  If you had a warm, dry summer but no early autumn rains, you can artificially ‘trick’ your landscape trees by giving them several good waterings during the early fall season.

So  if you live in the northern hemisphere, get out there and enjoy these beautiful days of autumn amongst God’s creations! 

Until next time, God Bless and take care,
Willow Dressel



References:
https://answersingenesis.org/biology/plants/do-leaves-die/

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#LAODACEA #COLOSSAL #Bible #LYCRUS VALLEY #REVELATION #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #BILLY GRAHAM #ONE MILLION MOMS #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #FATITHIT #ARCHEOLOGTY #GODVINE #CHRISTIAN #ROMAN ARCHES #ANCIENT HISTORY

Ruins of Laodacea

Two of the Revelation Churches

Hello once again my fine friends!

Much of Laodacea still lies unearthed 
Sorry again I’m getting this out a little late. It seems like I am always apologizing for my tardiness in getting out my blog, ha ha! I just have been buried under so much work for my book and video trailer it has been difficult.
Dave Stotts from the series Drive Through History
squats on top of a Roman arch almost
completely buried at Laodacea 

Speaking of buried…I just recently found out that two of the churches mentioned in the book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, have had very little if any excavation completed. I just had assumed that these biblical cities where all excavated long ago.

Virtually all of Colossal is buried, lying under this mound
Laodacea and Colossal are the two churches I spoke of. Both are not common tourist stops and both are outside of modern cities. What was once ancient thriving cities now sit all by themselves. And the destruction of both cities was due to earthquakes, one very large one in particular was record in AD 60 and could very well have caused the final demise of these
Only a few artifacts let you know anything
was ever here at Colossal
metropolises. Not only did I think that all the churches mentioned in Revelation had been or were in the process of being excavated, I also thought they were within modern cities. But I was wrong…

You may or may not have known about these places, but I wanted to share them with you anyway. 
The telltale signs of a buried Roman city is the to of
an arch like this one at Colossal

God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel


PS A big time thank you, and all credit goes to Dave Stotts and the show Drive Through History (Coldwater Media). If you haven’t watched this series, I recommend it highly. It is an entertaining way to learn about our ancient history, often little known facts, all done with original research.

References:

Drive Through History, season 1 episode 8


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

#Psittacosaurus #Repenomamus robustus #dino eating mammal #creation science #catholic science #Answers in Genesis #institute for creation research #bob jones university #Christian #Bible #home school coops #one million moms #paleontology #godvine #faithit #women of Christ #it is written #dinosaur #fossils

Man pointing to stomach contents consisting of a small dinosaur consumed by a mammal  (commons)

A Dino Eating Mammal?


Hello all you fine people out there!

How has your week been? My had its ups and downs. The best part was having my two daughters and four grandchildren her for a visit. The down part is, yesterday my youngest daughter lost her baby at 6 weeks in her pregnancy. My heart and prayers go out to her. So things are a little up side down here. 

This week I am sharing something fascinating that I just uncovered; a fossil of a mammal with the remainders of its meal, a dinosaur, in its stomach. After doing a brief research I still could not track down the exact date of the discovery. This is the closest I could come; information about the discovery was released in Nature Journal 2000 and again in 2005. 

The fossils that evolutionists named Repenomamus robustus and R. giganticus were recovered in the Liaoning  province of China, a place known for its well preserved fossils. Except in size the mammals look extremely similar to a Tasmanian devil though scientists say there are no “modern” living, relatives. The Tasmanian devil is the world's largest living carnivorous marsupial, reaching 30 inches in length and weighing up to 26 pounds. “Adults of R. robustus were the size of a Virginia opossum with an estimated mass of 4–6 kg (8.8–13 lb) while the known adult of R. giganticus was about
R. robustus skull (commons)
50% larger with a total length of around 1 m (3 ft 3 in) and an estimated mass of 12–14 kg (26–31 lb).”
1

Secular scientists believe these animals are from the mesozoic time period. Mesozoic mammals are commonly portrayed as shrew or rat-sized animals that were mainly insectivorous, probably nocturnal and lived in the
Tasmanian devils (commons)
shadow of dinosaurs… [The] stomach contents associated with a skeleton of R. robustus reveal remains of a juvenile Psittacosaurus, a ceratopsian dinosaur. Our discoveries constitute the first direct evidence that some triconodont mammals were carnivorous and fed on small vertebrates, including young dinosaurs, and also show that Mesozoic mammals had a much greater range of body sizes than previously known.”
2 

Depiction of what a Psittacosaurus
  
may have looked like
What a fascinating discovery! A mammal eating a dinosaur,
Psittacosaurus Fossil skeleton (commons)
wow! Why isn’t this news well known and documented in text books? This discovery has been know for at least 18 years. Have you ever heard of it? I haven’t and I am in the scientific circles! What could possible be the reason that this wasn’t spread all over the news, added into text books, and displayed in natural history museums? Could it be that secular scientists are too concerned it matches what the Bible has recorded (dinosaurs and all other animals and man all
Depiction of the extinct R. robustus (commons)
existed together at one time)? Then the question becomes; why are they so afraid this could be true? 


Until next time,
God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel





References:



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#HADROSAUR MUMMIFIED #HADROSAUR SOFT TISSUE #WYOMING HADROSAUR #CHARLES STERNBERG #FOSSIL #DINOSAUR #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCT #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #WOMEN OF FAITH #HOME SCHOOL COOPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #FAITHIT

Hadrosaur fossil skeleton (Wikipeda commons)

HADROSAUR  MUMMY?

Hello everyone!

Can you believe that it is mid-week already? How time flies! I have been thinking it is Tuesday all morning! Have you ever done that? Think its one day when it really is another, ha ha? Is my apologies that this is getting out a little late.
Picture from Institute for Creation Science

Speaking of time, I ran across a picture I just have to share with you. This a photo mummified Edmontosaurus hadrosaur (aka duck-billed dinosaur). Yes, you read correctly, a mummified dinosaur!  “In 1908, famous American fossil hunter Charles Sternberg and his sons uncovered in Wyoming the first of two of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur remains—naturally mummified hadrosaurs. The placard beside a replica of the ‘Senckenberg mummy’ in the Black Hills Museum of Natural History quotes Sternberg’s description of 'the skin preserved with its complex arrangement of minute scales and clinging to the bones.’ He did not use today’s sophisticated techniques to identify specific proteins, but his word choices more easily match the ‘original tissue’ phrase that modern researchers continue to use as they verify proteins and tissues in supposedly ancient fossils.”1 

Picture from Institute for Creation Science

The big question is, “How can dried tissues like skin, tendons, muscle and even bone last that long?” Many scientists who believe in deep time (long ages in an old [billions of years] earth) are having difficulty in coming up with answers. Modern biochemical techniques have confirmed many original tissues in many different partially fossilized animals. From a ichthyosaur eye, to a triceratops horn, and  T. Rex femur, to several Gobi Desert (China) dinosaur species, to sauropods, an archaeopteryx bird, scorpions, and even marine worms! Just to name a few.

One of the arguments that deep time scientists claim is the original tissue is mineralized. However even those who
Edmontosaurus hadrosaur (commons)
claim deep time, those who have a willing and investigative spirit will record the truth; “For example, the study authors of the Jurassic Chinese sauropod proteins wrote, ‘[SR-FTIR spectroscopy] made it possible to detect the preservation of organic residues, probably direct products of the decay of complex proteins.’ Secular researchers wrote about the Precambrian worm casings, ‘Minerals have not replicated any part of the soft tissue and the carbonaceous material of the wall is primary [not replaced], preserving the original layering of the wall, its texture, and fabrics.’
I am forever thankful for those scientists who seek the truth even if it goes against what they believe.
Picture from Institute for Creation Science
The science of original-tissue fossils is evidence confirming a world wide (global) Flood that occurred only thousands of years ago just as the Bible recorded this unaltered truth of our history!

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel



References:


1http://www.icr.org/article/original-tissue-fossils-creations-silent

Monday, September 24, 2018

#arch of Titus #ROMAN #SIEGE OF JERUSALEM #VESPASIAN #DOMITIAN #TITUS #CHRISTIAN #JEWISH #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #JUDEA #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #ARCHEOLOGY #BOB JONES UNIVERSITY #WOMEN OF CHRIST #GODVIE #LIVING CHRISTIAN #FAITHIT #BILLY GRAHAM #ONE MILLION MOMS #HOME SCHOOL COOPS


THE ARCH OF TITUS


Good afternoon all you fine people out there!

How have you been this last week? I have been ill with bronchitis again but with the healing hand of Jesus, I am getting better. While I was sick, I stumbled on this amazing information. Check it out…

The Arch of Titus is named after Emperor Titus who ruled from 79 to 81 AD he never saw it finished. So why was it named after him and what’s so important about the arch? Let’s look into a little background first…

Vespasian
Except for a brief 3 month reign by Julius Sabinus, Titus Flavius Vespasianus II became the next Emperor after his father’s, Titus Flavius Vespasianus I, death in June 23, 79 AD. His father, Vespasian, was a savvy military man and when commissioned to subdue the Jewish rebellion in Judea, he did so with an iron fist. It was so successful that the Romans named him Emperor even before the job was finished in 69 AD. Vespasian left Judea to rule the Roman Empire leaving Titus in charge of finishing the rebellion in Judea.
Titus

Domitian
And Titus did just that, crushing the Jewish cities throughout Judea then turning his armies to the sacred city of Jerusalem. There, during the celebration of passover swelling with Jewish people from all over, he set the city under siege. He had a perfect plan for defeat; prevent any food from going in and any people from coming out. Then he waited. Only after starvation made the Jewish soldiers weak did Titus attacked, sending in four legions of hardened soldiers. There was no way the Jews could resist for long. It only took two weeks for the Romans to break through the outer wall and even
less time to break through the inner wall. Then the Roman soldiers attacked the last stronghold, the scared Temple. They massacred every last Jewish resistance then looted the Temple, burning it to the ground. All of this gave Titus great standing when he returned back home. Parading the beautiful gold and silver pieces from the temple brought cheers from the Roman people. And especially one piece, the huge golden menorah from the inner room of the Temple. Due to his “success” in Judea he was made Emperor in 79 AD. 

However his reign was only a few years before he succumbed to an illness and died. His brother, Domitian, then became the next Emperor. But he was disliked by the
Roman people and he did his best to change their attitude. As emperor, he increased is late father’s status from Emperor to god. He then built the famous colosseum in which bloody battles took place solely for Roman entertainment. Titus also began work on a memorial arch commemorating his military triumph over the Jews in Judea. In another effort to gain popularity Domitian named the arch, The Arch of Titus to commemorate is beloved brother. And it is this arch that is of the greatest interest because there carved into the stone on the underside of the arch are some of Titus “greatest” feats. It is a historical account that has lasted almost 2,000 years. 

What the arch gives us, is a photographic-type record of carvings making it more valuable than any history book. One
of the scenes depicts the loot the Romans ransacked from the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The menorah can be clearly seen as well as the table of show bread (at an angle), and the silver trumpets that called the Jews to Rosh Hashanah. This is proof that the splendor that is depicted in scripture of Solomon’s Temple is accurate. Another proof of the siege in Judea is found on ancient Roman coins of Titus’s time. The words Jvdea Capta is Latin for Judea Captive. One side of
Depiction of the carving
the coin has a picture of Vespasian along with his name. On the other side is a picture of a triumphant Roman solider standing next to a palm tree where, on the other side of the tree, is a weeping Jewish captive. These two things, one carved in stone, the other in

metal are evidence of the crushed, captured and enslaved the Jewish nation and the ransacking of the holy Jewish Temple. 

But there is more…the carvings on the arch freeze in time a prophetic event. One that Jesus prophesized Himself over 30 years before it took place and almost 40 years before it was carved in stone. What is the prophecy? “And Jesus said to them, do
you not see all these things? Assuredly I say to you not one stone shall be left here upon another that shall not be thrown down.” Matthew 24:2. “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. They will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the gentiles…” Luke 21:20-24. And that’s exactly what happened.  

Some try to claim that the wailing wall, the only surviving portion of the outer wall of the ancient Jewish Temple, and the sight of the holy Temple is only a myth. Nevertheless, the ancient stone carvings and metal coins prove otherwise. Though the siege of Jerusalem was horrific, God is using it for good.

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel

References:
All pictures and content from;

https://pureflix.com/videos/253280294801/play