Monday, October 16, 2017

#ITALIAN WOLF #ABRUZZO PARK #APENNINE WOLF #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #MAX LUCADO #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #BILLY GRAHM #CATHLOIC SCIENCE #HOME SCHOOL CO0OPS #ONE MILLION MOMS #JOYCE MEYERS #TED DEKKER


WOLVES IN ITALY?


Hello all you fine people out there! 

I pray this week brought you some beauty and peace and a step closer in your journey with the Lord Jesus Christ here on this earth!

Speaking of this earth I was surprised to recently learn that the country of Italy is home to a variety of wildlife one may not think would be found there. Italy is usually associated with pizza and lasagna, Venice and boats, beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean, the remains of Pompeii, the 
National Parks of Italy
Colosseum, and a boot shaped peninsula on the map. What doesn’t usually come to mind are wolves, unless you live there. But for the rest of the world, yes you heard right, wolves roam free in northern Italy. 

The wolf actually, has a long history in Italy. If you recall your mythology of this region (or maybe its just me that has forgotten, ha ha), a she-wolf rescued Romulus and Remus, and when they grew up they started Rome and unified Italy. 

Then there is the legend from the city of Gubbio in which “a man eating wolf was tamed by St. Francis of Assisi who then became a docile resident of the city. The legend is related in
Romulus and Remus and the she wolf
the 14th-century Little Flowers of St. Francis.”
1

Today the country really isn’t an official national animal (national animals, flowers etc are more of an American thing) but the unofficial “national” animal of Italy is the Italian wolf. It was chosen to  represent the entire country by depicting it as a protector of other lands and because of the legends and myths. 

ST. Francis of Assisi and the tamed wolf

“The Italian wolf is considered a subspecies of the gray wolf. It is also known as the Apennine Wolf, as it is found throughout the Apennine Mountains of Italy. It was first described in 1921 and recognized as a distinct subspecies in 1999. Recently due to an increase in population, the subspecies has also been spotted in areas of Switzerland… and have also established themselves in Southern France, particularly in the Parc National du Mercantour. It is federally protected in all three countries.

The Italian Wolf is a medium wolf. Male Italian Wolves have an average weight of 24 – 40 kilograms (53 – 88 pounds), with females usually being 10% lighter. The body length of the Italian Wolf is usually 100 – 140 centimetres (39 – 55 inches). Their fur colour is commonly blended grey or brown, though black specimens have recently been sighted in the Mugello region and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

The Italian Wolf is a nocturnal hunter which feeds primarily on medium sized animals such as Chamois, Roe Deer, Red Deer and Wild Boar. In the absence of such prey items, its diet will also include small animals such as hares and rabbits. An Italian wolf can eat up to 1,5 – 3 kilograms of meat a day. The Italian Wolf will occasionally consume berries and herbs for roughage. It has adapted well in some urbanised areas and as such, will usually not ignore refuse or domestic animals.”2

If you want to get a chance to see these animals, the National Park of Gran Sasso-Laga in Abruzzo is recommended.
Abruzzo Mountain, Italy

Until next week, take some time to enjoy God’s beautiful creation, and who know, you just might spot a wolf or two!

God bless,
Willow Dressel

References:
 By Stefano di Giovanni - http://www.sandrobotticelli.org/painting-SASSETTA-The%20Legend%20of%20the%20Wolf%20of%20Gubbio-42835.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15186631


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

#GOD’S BEAUTY #MAN’S INGENUITY #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION SCIENCE #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #MAX LUCADO #JOYCE MEYERS FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #BILLY GRAMHAM #TED DEKKER #HOME SCHOOL CO-OPS #ONE MILLION MOMS


GOD’S BEAUTY, MAN’S INGENUITY


 Good afternoon everyone!


So good the hear from my readers out there every so often. I always enjoy your comments, so thank you! Today is an easy blog of God’s beauty and man’s ingenuity. The two can go together to make stunning scenes…






















































It has been a crazy, crazy week for me. Next week will be back to normal with another amazing article.

God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel



Saturday, September 30, 2017

#FRUIT FLY #Goniurelia tridens #MIMICRY #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH # FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #HOMESCHOOL CO-OPS #MAX LUCADO #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #JOYCE MEYERS #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #BULLY GRAHM #TED DEKKER #ONE MILLION MOMS

Courtesy of creation.com Photo by Peter Roosenschoon

CAN “ART” IN NATURE EVOLVE?

Greetings all my fine friends out there!

What has happened to you this week? Anything interesting? I am continuing to read “The Forgotten Way” by Ted Dekker and drawing closer to Yeshua, otherwise known as Jesus, just by realizing and accepting that I am a beloved daughter of the King Most High. I never really believed that before, but now I do and what a change in my heart! I recommend that book to any who will listen. 

Speaking of listening, did you know that in nature there are some amazing designs that can only be called art work. The most fascinating is a little fruit fly. Not the ones that we are all so familiar with that bug us, but several species in the family Tephritidae. And in particular Goniurelia tridens. This little fly, only about 3mm (⅛ of an inch) long, is native to the United
Note the sand grains for size comparison 
Arab Emirates, and has a detailed picture of an ant-like insect on each of it’s wings so life like it looks like it was photo-shopped. The ‘picture’ is so life-like it’s complete with six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and abdomen that is tapered. So why do these little flies have pictures on their wings? Scientist are puzzled over the precise function of these images. “Some think they could be used as part of the fly’s courtship (attracting a mate), others that they may be for defense; that when threatened, the fly exposes the images on its wings, and the appearance of tiny ants seemingly walking back and forth may confuse a potential predator… it seems rather unlikely that a jumping spider (the fly’s predator) would be deterred by these minuscule ‘creatures’. Many will agree with the fly specialists that the wing images are ‘absolutely perfect’ depictions of ant-like insects.”
1 They are calling it “evolutionary art”. 

What? What does evolution have to do with art? According to dictionary.com, the definition of evolution is: Biology; change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.2 Again, what does that have to do with art? Mutation it random, natural selection does not select for something pretty unless it will help them survive and according to the scientists they don’t know what the function of these pictures are, and genetic drift does not create art. So I think evolution can logically be ruled out that it had anything to do with these tiny creatures.

Contrary to this, the Bible testifies that the natural world everywhere reveals overwhelming evidence for the Creator, Romans 1:20. Complex design implies an intelligent designer. Architecture requires an architect. Surely, then, the artful miniatures on the wings of this tiny fruit fly are testimony to the Divine Artist? Within the creation model and timeframe, if one day it was demonstrated that the images had indeed arisen after Creation Week, there’s a more likely explanation—that the Creator pre-designed these fruit flies with the in-built capacity to produce ant images on their wings. If so,
Orchid mimicking a beetle
it would be an example of the plasticity of a creature’s outward appearance being brought about by the execution of pre-programmed ‘sub routines’ in the DNA. This seems to be the case with the many varieties of orchids with intricate reproductive systems. In other words, if natural selection cannot explain what we see, there are two options. Either, God painted ant-like creatures on the wings of G. tridens from the start, or else He designed their genetic system with the capacity to produce the images in response to some later environmental cue, whether related to mimicry or not. Whether the artwork existed from Creation week or was acquired later via pre-programmed variability, or even natural
selection, there is nothing here that is incompatible with biblical creation. Flies changing into the same kind of flies, albeit with different wing patterning, does not demonstrate how flies could evolve into something basically different. Moreover, God not only created but continually upholds all
Orchid mimicking a wasp
things Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3. This speaks of His intimate ongoing interest in all that He has made, these humble fruit flies included. Add to this God’s sovereignty and foreknowledge, and we must surely credit the Divine Artist. ‘Evolutionary art’ it cannot be, for such an ideology makes no allowance for intelligent design or artists.”


Isnt the ant design on the wings of the fruit fly just spectacular...



Until Next time, God bless and take care,

Willow Dressel








References:


Monday, September 25, 2017

#EGYPT #CONSTRUCTION OF PYRAMID #GIZA #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCT #MAX LUCADO #BILLY GRAHM #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #HOME SCOOL CO-OPS #JOYCE MEYERS #TED DEKKER #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #ONE MILLION MOMS


ANCIENT EGYPTIAN RECORD OF 
CONSTRUCTION OF THE GREAT PYRAMID GIZA


Hello!

What a week! Very busy going about the Lord’s business! Which I love but it is exhausting, lol! I hope you all had a little less hectic week than I and were able to rest in the Lord.

Speaking of resting, according to the journal of Near East Archaeology, in 2013 a team of both French and Egyptian archaeologists discovered papyrus fragments inscribed with hieroglyphic letters that have rested (according to the secular time scale) for
over 4,500 years. According to the unaltered truth recorded in the Bible, the time this document was written and thus the time Giza, the great pyramid, was built would be just after the language split at the tower of Babel around 2230 B.C., 4,250 years ago. 

The archaeologists came across a cave at the ancient Red Sea port of Wadi el-jarf. There they uncovered hundreds of the papyrus fragments that have since be dated the oldest ever unearthed in Egypt. “As Egyptologists Pierre Tallet and Gregory Marouard detailed in a 2014 article in the journal Near Eastern Archaeology, the ancient texts they discovered included a logbook from the 27th year of the reign of the pharaoh Khufu that described the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza… “The hieroglyphic letters inscribed in the logbook…by a middle-ranking inspector named Merer who detailed over the course of several months the construction operations for the Great Pyramid, which was nearing completion, and the work at the limestone quarries at Tura on the opposite bank of the Nile River. Merer’s logbook, written in a two-column daily timetable, reports on the daily lives of the construction workers and notes that the limestone blocks exhumed at Tura, which were used to cover the pyramid’s exterior, were transported by boat along the Nile River and a system of canals to the construction site, a journey that took between two and three days. The inspector, who led a team of sailors, also noted that the vizier Ankhhaef, Khufu’s half-brother and the ‘chief for all the works of the king,’ was overseeing the enormous construction project… After their discovery in the caves of Wadi el-Jarf, which is the most ancient maritime harbor known to date, the archaeologists transferred nearly 800 fragments of varying sizes in 100 glass
frames to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.”1 Since then some of the papyri
have been put on public display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

“According to the Associated Press, ministry official Sabah Abdel-Razek told the Egyptian state-news agency that other papyri describe food distribution to workers, including one in clear hieroglyphics that records the number of sheep imported for the project. Another ministry official, Hussein Abdel-Bassir, told the Associated Press, ‘These show the administrative power and the (advanced) central nature of the state at the time of Khufu.’ ”2

These ancient discoveries are both valuable and fascinating. When placed in the proper timescale it shows that even right after the split at the tower of Babel, ancient man possessed great intelligence and knowledge. 





Until next time, 

God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

References:

http://www.history.com/news/egypts-oldest-papyri-detail-great-pyramid-construction

Monday, September 18, 2017

#QUANTUM PHYSICS #HOLY TRINTIY #ENTANGLEMENT PARTICLES #CREATOR #GOD #JESUS #ANSWERS IN GENESIS # FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #HOME SCHOOL CO-OPS #INSTITUTE FOR CREATIO RESEARCH #MAX LUCADO #BILLY GRAHAM #TED DELLER #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #JOYCE MEYERS #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY


THE TRINITY AND QUANTUM THEORY

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

References;
Dekker, Ted, The Forgotten Way Meditations, Outlaw Studies, 2015, pp 94-95.
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/science/quantum-theory-experiment-said-to-prove-spooky-interactions.html


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#DNA #FRANCIS CRICK #BILL GATES #MAX LUCADO #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #JOYCE MEYERS #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY #INSTITUTE FOR CREATION REASEARCH #ANSWERS IN GENESIS #BILLY GRAHM #TED DEKKER




IS DNA CODING PROOF OF GOD?

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…

FRANCIS CRICK POINTING
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
FRANCIS CRICK
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
BILL GATES
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,
ROBERT JASTR
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

References:



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#JUST RIGHT FOR LIFE #UNIVERSE #LAWS OF PHYSICS #CHRISTIAN #CREATION SCIENCE #CATHOLIC SCIENCE #LIBERTY UNIVERSITY #MAX LUCADO #JOYCE MEYERS #FOCUS ON THE FAMILY INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH #ANSWERS IN GENESIS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES #EARTH


STUNNING DISCOVERIES IN SCIENCE 
THAT HAVE SCIENTISTS 
DISPOSED TOWARD BELIEVING IN A CREATOR
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

References,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er9D00DXQQs&feature=share