|Photo Credit: Alex Luyckx – CC BY 2.0 – via Flickr|
Letters To God: A Family Movie
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|Photo Credit: Alex Luyckx – CC BY 2.0 – via Flickr|
Our trip to the Creation Museum was quiet an adventure. It rained on us all the way there and all the way back. The rains were torrential. There were times when we could barely see in front of us. I kept waiting for Noah to float by and bring us back home on the Ark. We are home safe and sound and I have taken a few days to catch up around here. Now, for the photos! (All photos are my own. If you share them, please reference this blog and provide a link back to this blog post. Thank you.)
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|The Creation Museum: Main Entrance|
There are a lot of dinosaur exhibits at the museum. This one is displayed in the main entrance area. It’s not the best photo. I was in a hurry to get to the planetarium. The planetarium show, Fire in the Sky, was about to begin. Fire in the Sky is a show about how asteroids prove “Intelligent Design.” It is a must see.
|The Creation Museum: Archeologist Exhibit|
One of the first things I noticed was the life-like manikins – and I do mean LIFELIKE. Before arriving at the museum, I saw a photo similar to this one in a brochure. I thought they had brought a huge chunk of earth containing fossils into the museum to show visitors how fossils are collected. I didn’t realize until we entered into this area that the “people” in the photo are actually manikins. They looked so real! Even though these geologists aren’t real people, the display does show visitors how fossils are safely collected.
|Creation Museum: Universe Chart|
The museum is filled with beautifully organized charts which make it easy to understand the validity of the Bible from Genesis to Revelations and how history and science provide profound evidence of Biblical accounts and Intelligent Design.
|A Piece of the Scroll Mentioned in the Photo Above This One|
|The Creation Museum: Before the Fall of Man|
When you visit the museum, you will walk through an area which depicts what life on earth was like for Adam, Eve and the rest of creation before the fall of man. You will notice beautiful animals and gardens. Oh, how I wish we could still live like that.
The next area of the museum depicts life here on earth after the fall of man, after Eve was deceived and after she and Adam ate from the forbidden tree.
|This spider looked way too real!|
God declared that men would have to work hard for their food. Unlike before the fall, weeds would begin to grow.
God declared that women would experience great pain during childbirth. Having gone through 4 deliveries of my own, I always said I would have a word with Eve when I get to Heaven.
|Cain Kills Abel|
Sin entered the world: greed, lust, theft, murder. Man no longer inhabited the Garden of Eden.
|These “men” depict workers who made fun of Noah for building such a big boat on dry land.|
Man became so sinful that God decided to destroy the earth by flood. He commanded a righteous man named Noah to build an Ark. He was given specific instructions about how to build it and how many animals to house on board. Only Noah’s family and a specific number of animals, 2 or 7 (depending on the animal) – male and female – would be saved from the flood waters.
|Noah and His Son|
Both large and small scale models depict what life might have been like aboard the Ark during the flood.
|The Ark’s Levels|
Children enjoy interactive devices to help them learn about Noah and the flood. Touch-screens are available around the Ark area of the museum.
Children learn about dinosaurs and other theories. They will read popular questions about creation and then lift the knobs to find Biblical answers. Each answer is supported with scripture.
Outside the museum is a beautiful garden. Guests can enjoy walking across bridges, over streams, and enjoy pretty little waterfalls.
1 Cup Long Grain White Rice, Uncooked
1 14 oz Can Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
6 Cups Chopped Green Cabbage
1 Pound Ground Chuck Beef (80% Lean)
1 Cup Frozen Chopped Onion
1 14 and 1/2 oz Can Stewed Tomatoes, Undrained
1 8 oz Can Tomato Sauce
2 tsp. Granulated Sugar
1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
Want to teach your kids to cook? Here’s a great resource:
Here is a video which shows a little bit about how to make Chicken Casserole Supreme from The GooseBerryPatch.
Melt one stick of margarine and saute 1 cup chopped celery and 1 cup chopped onion. Add stuffing. In baking dish, layer stuffing and cooked chicken. Combine soups and dilute with 1 can of chicken broth. Pour over stuffing and chicken. Repeat layers as desired.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Steam chicken until tender. Cut chicken into chunks. Cook broccoli until almost done. Butter casserole dish. Place one layer of chicken chunks in bottom of dish. Add a layer of broccoli. Add a layer of bread crumbs, enough to cover the top of broccoli and chicken. Mix together soups, mayonnaise, curry powder, lemon juice, and shredded cheddar cheese. Pour mixture over top of bread crumbs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
2 Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
Mix first six ingredients. Combine soup and mayonnaise. Toss soup and mayonnaise mixture with chicken mixture. Place into an 8 X 8 casserole dish. Top with noodles.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Want to teach your kids to cook? Here’s a great book for beginner cooks: