Monday, September 18, 2017



Greetings everyone! 

How have you all been this past week? I have been so blessed in reading The Forgotten Way Meditations and Study Guide by Ted Dekker. I am truly changing from the inside out from a much deeper understanding of God the Father, Jesus the son and The Holy Spirit. 

Here are a few of the many amazing things I have learned this past week…

Newtonian physics depiction of an atom
If you recall from a previous blog, I explained the quantum theory in a nutshell (just put quantum in the search bar and it should take you right to it). We are all familiar with the basic picture that describes the atom, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons, the later two orbiting the neutron. However this picture is based on Newtonian physics in which the neutrons, protons and electrons are made of matter and therefore have substance. According to quantum physics, a picture of an atom would look ‘blank’ because all three are made of energy and thus have no mass. The atom would work the same as in Newtonian physics but invisible to our eye.
Quantum physics depiction of an atom

Because of this, quantum physics demonstrates that all atoms and subatomic particles can be and are in more than one place at the same time. The atoms and subatomic particles can also be two different things in two different places at the same time. This is because they are not bound by space or time. It’s hard to wrap our brains around this fact, but it is true. 

Laboratory at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience
Ronald Hanson, a physicist at the Dutch university’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, and other scientists from Spain and England, believe there is very strong evidence that supports “an odd world formed by quantum mechanics that consists of a fabric of subatomic particles, where matter does not take form until it is observed and time runs backward as well as forward…According to quantum mechanics, particles do not take on formal properties until they are measured or observed in some way. Until then, they can exist simultaneously in two or more places. Once measured, however, they snap into a more classical reality, existing in only one place.”1 Quantum mechanics is, in fact, the foundation for modern computers and lasers. There is even a “practical application known as a ‘quantum Internet.’ ” This happens with particle pairs that are generated in such a way that they cannot be described independently. Scientists refer to these pairs as “entanglement” particles because they share information between them.

Is this how the Trinity exists? “The researchers were able to entangle two electrons separated by a distance of 1.3 kilometers, slightly less than a mile, and then share
information between them.” We are only now beginning to see and understand just a fraction of quantum physics. But if scientists can share information through entanglement particles, how much greater can God exist! It gives a bases to some of the strange things recorded in the Bible: Elisha praying for his servant’s eyes to be open and when they did he saw “the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”; or when Stephan was being stoned and he saw the heavens open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God; at the birth of Jesus a multitude of heavenly hosts praised God; Jacob saw a ladder set on Earth with its top reaching to heaven and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it; Jesus walked through walls into a locked room after the resurrection and changed shape into a gardener and on the road to Damascus. Even before his resurrection he changed shape  when He disappeared into
the crowds. 

And our faith rests on the truth of quantum physics; indeed it is the only way Jesus could be fully man and fully God at the same time.

So yes, quantum physics may be the beginning of understanding how the Trinity may  work. And even though it is difficult to wrap our minds around it, we accept it as truth…that is faith.

Food for thought….it also explains how Jesus’ statement (John 14:20), “In that day you will know that I am in My Father and you in Me and I in you,” may work.

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

Dekker, Ted, The Forgotten Way Meditations, Outlaw Studies, 2015, pp 94-95.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



Hello ya’all!
This is my favorite time of the year and I guess you all know that because I’ve said it so many times, ha ha! I am just finishing up the final touches on my newest novel, The Golden Strand of Shinar, and have sent a synopsis to the publisher so please pray for an acceptance! Thanks my friends!

Speaking of accepting, this week we’ll learn the 3rd and final of the three questions that are having secular scientists asking; is this proof of a God?

The third question is; Does DNA coding reveal intelligence. First let’s learn a little about DNA…

The first studies of DNA were done by molecular biologists in 1953 and even then these early scientists said that DNA is the brains behind the cells in our body. Francis Crick, evolutionist, Nobel prize winner, and one of the discoverers of DNA has stated that he believes DNA could never have originated on earth naturally. He then goes on to say he does believe that life must have come from outer space because natural selection could never have produced the first molecule. 

Today, any honest scientist armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only have one logical conclusion; the origin of life appears to be a miracle (taking place outside of the natural laws). Why would any atheist make such a statement? Because there are so many conditions which would have to had been satisfied to get DNA going. We now have over a half a
century of deep examination and scrutiny of DNA, and even the most fervent of evolutionists admit that the origin of DNA’s intricate complexity is…still unexplainable. 

That’s because the coding behind DNA reveals such intelligence that it staggers the imagination. For example, a tiny pinhead full of DNA contains information equivalent to a stack of paperback books that would reach around the earth 5,000 times. You see, DNA operates like a programed language with an extremely complex software code. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, says that, “The software of DNA is far, far more complex than any software we have ever
developed.” Many scientists believe that the coding within the DNA molecule points to an intelligence far exceeding what could have occurred by natural causes. Instead it demonstrates that intelligence must have been involved to get these extraordinarily diverse elements together. 

More than 50 years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument in favor of design and most scientists recognize the religious implications of these new discoveries. Stephen Hawking said, “There must be religious overtones. But I think most scientists prefer to shy away from the religious side of it.” Robert Jastrow, American astrophysicist and agnostic,
states, “For the scientists who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”

Now the question becomes, how many scientists wonder if the Intelligent Designer is just a force like in Star Wars, or does He have a personal relationship with us. I think that our own lives give a clue to this. Since we have personal relationships with each other, and we are made in His image, isn’t it reasonable to consider that the Intelligent Designer who has created the entire universe in such an astounding way, would also create us to have a personal relationship with Himself?

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


Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Part II

G’day my friends! How’s it going? What did you do this last week? I hope you have been able to spend lots of time with our Lord Jesus. I have been trying to spend more time with him, not just to pray but also to listen. The results are a deeper friendship, understanding and faith in the Light. I have never felt so alive. I am so grateful! 

Speaking of life, last week we went over the first of three questions that have brought many in the secular scientific community to undergo a change of thought in regard to God. The three questions are; 1) the universe had a one-time beginning, (we went over that last week) 2) the universe is just right for life, and 3) DNA coding reveals intelligence.

Today we will address the question of how did the universe become just right for life. 

As scientists delve deeper in the realm of science and all its intricate parts most can agree that the universe if uniquely fine-tuned for life. Physicists have calculated that in order for life to exist, gravity and the other laws of physics that govern our universe need to be complexly tuned just right or our universe couldn’t exist. For example, if the expansion rate of the universe had been slightly weaker, gravity would have pulled all matter
Stephen Hawking
back into a ‘big crunch’. Stephen Hawking said “If the rate of expansion on second after the ‘big bang’ had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand-million-million, the universe would have re-collapsed before it ever reached its present size.” And looking at the other side, if the initial expansion rate had been a tiny fraction greater than it was, all the stars, planets and galaxies could never have formed, and life couldn’t have happened.

Biologists have calculated a long time ago that in order for life to exist, the conditions in our solar system and planet earth must be just right. All life needs an atmosphere of oxygen to breathe and without oxygen water couldn’t exist, without water nothing could survive. But it’s not just oxygen. Elements such as hydrogen, nitrogen, sodium, carbon, calcium and phosphorus amongst others are essential for life as is the size, temperature, relative proximity and chemical makeup of our planet, sun, and moon. Many, many other conditions in our universe and planet must be exquisitely fine-tuned in order for life to have happened and to be sustained. 

Atheist and agnostic scientists are unable to explain these “coincidences”. Stephen Hawking is a well known agnostic,
yet he writes, “The remarkable fact is that these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life.” Interesting that Stephen Hawking would come to such a conclusion though he may be attributing it to chance. However, to get life from a “big bang” defies the law of probability, the odds being less than one chance in a trillion to the 12th power. It would be like one person winning over a thousand consecutive mega-million dollar lotteries after purchasing only one ticket each time. It would have to be rigged by someone working at the lottery. Face it that is what everyone would think. And many scientists are coming to the same conclusion about the universe; that Someone behind the scenes designed and
George Greenstein
created it because it is impossible for that to happen on its own.

George Greenstein, an agnostic astronomer, has asked the ultimate question, “Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon the scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being?” Sadly, even though Mr. Greenstein has asked this profound question he still maintains his faith in science to explain our origins. 

Atheist British astrophysicist Paul Davis summed it up well, “It is almost as if someone has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the impression of design overwhelming.” The evidence of God’s fingerprints are overwhelming! 

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


Tuesday, August 29, 2017



Hey, hey everyone! How has your week been? Mine has been fine…the nights are cooling down, so glad for the relief in the heat! With autumn just around the corner in the northern hemisphere I am so excited for the changes. And for those of you in the southern hemisphere I’m sure you are just as excited for the warming temperatures and onset of flowers! 

Speaking of changes, many in the secular scientific community are undergoing a change of thought as to the question, is there a God. Three discoveries; two in astronomy and one in molecular biology have been the key to answering that question. They are 1) the universe had a one time beginning, 2) the universe is just right for life, and 3) DNA coding reveals intelligence.

The Hubble telescope has over the years discovered a billion, trillion stars. With our unaided eyes we can only see about six thousand stars. Even so, prior to the 20th century, the majority of scientists believed our galaxy, the Milky Way, was the entire universe. They thought only about 100 million stars existed. These scientists of the past believed that the universe always existed, that there was no beginning.
Hubble telescope
However in the early 1900’s astronomer Edwin Hubble realized that the universe is expanding. He used calculus to measure everything as he rewound time backwards and discovered everything “including matter, energy, space and even time itself, actually had a beginning.”

At first the scientific community reacted negatively, including Albert Einstein. However later, Einstein freely admitted to altering his equations to make it seem like the universe had no
Edwin Hubble
beginning, calling that, “the biggest blunder of my life.”

Also Sir Frederick Hoyle, a British astronomer, was one of the most adamant adversaries of the timed-universe. He was the one who coined the phrase, “the Big Bang,” in an attempt to mock Creation and the belief the universe had a beginning. 

But despite all of this, it eventually became evident “that something or Someone beyond scientific investigation must have started it all. Then finally, in 1992, the COBE satellite experiments proved that the universe really did have a one-time beginning in an incredible flash of light and energy.” Many scientists including Robert Jastrow, and George Smoot, the Nobel Prize winning scientist in charge of the COBE experiment, were struck by the parallel of a one-time
COBE satellite
creation event from nothing, with the biblical creation account in Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The secular scientific community finally had to admit that from all the incredible, finely tuned astronomical evidence Someone must have had a hand in creating it. So they came up with terms such as a Super-intellect, Creator, Intelligent Designer, and even Supreme Being. 

Whether or not these one time atheists now believe in the God of the Bible, is up to the individual. Some scientists see the awesome Light and come to the conclusion it indeed is
George Smoot
true, while others want to believe in a generic Super-intellect. 

So I ask you…if you were to put Genesis 1:1 into modern scientific terminology, how would it read? Keep in mind that these modern terms were not around when the Bible was written. 

Here is a comparison:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 as it is written.
God created time (the beginning), space (heavens), and matter (earth). Genesis 1:1 utilizing modern scientific terminology. 

Pretty simple, straight forward and scientific. Next week we will look into either one or both of the other two incredible discoveries that have rocked the scientific community.

Until then, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel


Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Horned Marsupial Frog

Marsupial Frogs?

Greetings all my fine friends out there! How are you all? I pray well and safe. I have been busy wrapping up the sequence to my first novel. The only thing left is to send a potential publisher the synopsis and see what they think. Any prayers you can offer would be so appreciated, so I’ll say
Common Marsupial Frog
thank you right now!

I just discovered that in our wonderful, amazing world, there is such a thing as marsupial frogs! Deep in the jungles of Central and South America there is  group of frogs, Gastrotheca, that carry their fertilized eggs in pouches. The eggs develop directly into miniature adult frogs skipping altogether the free-swimming tadpole stage. Another frog group, Hemiphractus, has a similar developmental stage as Gastrotheca. Except the eggs are not in a pouch per say, but rather under a loose flap of skin on the back of the female.
Rabambio Masupial frog
Very interesting indeed! 

What is sad though, is when you read articles on these amazing animals, in large, they are about where these creatures should fit in on the evolutionary tree chart. They go back and forth over and over again about minute details that would make one species “older” than another. As a matter of fact they have come up with a new term “re-evolve”. So what they are saying is that if these evolutionary believers can’t come up with something definite, they create a theory (such as re-evolving) to answer
questions and to keep the theory of evolution alive. 

However the Bible has recorded our unaltered history. The original two kinds of each animal that God made during Creation Week housed an incredible amount of information in their DNA. The DNA for pouches and back-flaps for non free-swimming tadpole developmental stages would have been passed down generation to generation by these animals until they reached the highly tuned varieties we see today. The presence of these creatures has nothing to do with evolution (one species turning into another by mutations which is a loss or rearrangement of the DNA sequence), but rather an Intelligent, Thoughtful, Designer Who loves great variety!

Until next time, get out there and enjoy our beautiful planet!
God bless,
Willow Dressel


Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Courtesy of Answers in Genesis 


Hello all my friends out there! How are you all? I pray doing well. I have had again a very busy two weeks. Some fun and some not so much. My son went to the hospital with internal bleeding and gave us quite a scare. I am pleased to say he is doing better and is at home now. But, wow, it has been one thing after another.

Speaking of one thing after another, the hot news this week is a recent excavation of ancient Canaanite remains have been utilized to try to prove the Bible inaccurate. How? By using the DNA of the ancient bones and comparing it to DNA taken from present day inhabitants of Lebanon. The results yielded a 90% similarity. Thus the critics say since God told the Israelites to wipe out the Canaanites and they obviously haven’t, the Bible is wrong. 

Claude Doumet-Serhal/Sidon Excavation 

Let’s take a closer look at who is wrong and Who is right…First archeologists “uncovered a total of 123 burials of ancient individuals. Eight of these burials were included in the present study, from which it is claimed that ‘five whole genomes’ were sequenced…the researchers sequenced the genomes of 99 individuals coming from Christian, Druze, and Muslim sects of Lebanon. They claim the comparison yielded the result that 90% of present-day DNA was inherited from ancient Canaanite people, while the remaining portion indicates traces of Assyrian, Persian, and Macedonian
populations.”1 What the researches don’t talk about is “the possible intermarriage and slave trading that the seafaring Sidonians had with other nations. Other factors that would contribute to genetic mixing between ancient and present-day inhabitants of Lebanon include various historical peoples who came in and conquered the region, including Egyptians, Hittites, Arameans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Arabians, Turks, and others.”2 

In addition, “A popular misconception of…military campaign is that it resulted in the wholesale destruction of a civilization. With this assumption, archaeologists would expect to find evidence of such things as burned wood and broken pottery, followed by the evidence of the material culture of the new civilization. The authors of the study mention this surprising lack of destruction layers: No archaeological evidence has so far been found to support widespread destruction of Canaanite cities between the Bronze and Iron Ages: cities on the Levant coast such as Sidon and Tyre show continuity of occupation until the present day. But one of the promises that God made to Israel in the Conquest was that he would give
 Claude Doumet-Serhal/Sidon Excavation 

them ‘great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant’ (Deuteronomy 6:10-11). God did not tell them to destroy cities, but to leave them structurally intact. While the Israelites did smite the inhabitants of many cities during their campaigns, there were only three cities that they completely destroyed: Jericho (Joshua 6:24), Ai (8:28), and Hazor (11:13).”3

Thus it is expected that a predominant Canaanite ancestry would be found in the people of modern day Lebanon, Persia, Assyria, Macedonia, and other nearby areas. Once again, archeology has proven the Bible has recorded the unaltered history of our past.

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



Monday, July 31, 2017



Hello all you fine folks out there! How have you been this past week? I pray very well. I had a very, very, very good weekend. I went to a Christian Writers Conference and was blessed with the fabulous messages taught by author Ted Dekker. 

Here are just a few teachings I’d like to share…

“Our lives are a series of events in which we can change by changing our perception of the events.”

“Whatever God gives us in our own lower nature will be heavy. But in the Light (Jesus) it will not be heavy.” Think about it. Jesus abides in us and we in Him. So if we keep our focus on the Light (which abides in us and in heaven) our burden will be light. 

“THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE!” (Big lesson for me , ha ha!)

“Whenever you enter into judgement you become blind—casting yourself out of peace into suffering.”

“This is eternal life; to know Him. Let go of all you think you know of Jesus. Let go of the need to know. Be like a little baby attached to its mother. Attach to Him.”

“Enter into the darkness to find the Light (a place of peace, and wonder, and power).” Often Ted Dekker refers to Jesus as the Light.

“We live in a story. The human man perceives (the events) of life in stories.”

“Put your identity in Christ. The battle is finished. So who are we? We are Christ’s light.”

“If you see correctly, your perception, you see The Light.”

“Your perception of The Light determines if you walk in it.”

And there was much, much more. I actually had the opportunity to speak personally with Mr. Dekker and because of his journey in Christ, he was able to answer questions that have plagued me for thirty years. And through it all my heart has been opened, just a crack, but opened to allow an intense stream of The Light in. I am blown away. I am so excited about my journey into The Light. 

I am beginning it with a devotional that Ted Dekker wrote called “The Forgotten Way.” I know what I will find when I begin. It will be a story about me.

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