1.02.2010

Happy New Year...

We had a busy Christmas and New Year's, spending the holidays with family and friends. I have barely been in my studio! Hoping to mend that very soon...

I did want to share some photos from our recent trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY (near Cincinnati). If you haven't made a trip there yet, I highly recommend it - they do a great job presenting the scientific evidence for Biblical Creationism and showing that belief in the Biblical account of Creation is foundational to the Gospel of Christ. You get to walk through the pages of God’s Word and encounter creation, corruption, catastrophe, Christ, the cross, and consummation - a fascinating and educational trip. It was also quite inspiring to explore God's handiwork and design in His Creation - He is the original Artist!

They have some great dinosaur displays... kids love them!

For Christmas, they had a special Live Nativity outside the Museum,
as well as thousands of Christmas lights throughout the grounds.

Josh and I went to a special program called "Snakes Alive"
- very interesting, informative, fun, and a little creepy!
(Yes, that's me with that 80lb. python around my neck! Ack!)


You will learn about the fossil record, the Flood, Noah's Ark, dinosaurs, where different people groups and languages came from, Creation week, the history of the Bible, the universe in their state-of-the-art planetarium, the list goes on and on... and meet some interesting critters in the petting zoo!



This is Skippy, the wallaby (like a miniature kangaroo!).
If I'd had a pouch on my stomach, I might have tried to smuggle him home with me --so cute and sweet!
Anyway, you should definitely try to visit sometime - it's well worth the trip!

And so here we are, in 2010... it's hard to believe it's here already. 2009 was a tough year in many ways... I'm not usually much of a resolution-for-new-year's person, but this year, I'm resolved to make some changes...
  • To be more Christ-like in the way I treat my family, friends, and strangers, and to avoid unnecessary drama...
  • To be more disciplined and productive in my work and develop better business strategies for marketing and selling it (always a challenge for the artsy type... that's why we're the artsy type)...
  • To have a renewed sense of urgency in sharing the Gospel, and do so in as many creative ways as I can...
  • To cultivate an attitude of thankfulness and contentment, no matter what my circumstances...
  • To be a better steward of my resources - time, energy, money...
  • To read the Bible through at least twice (I'm doing the chronological plan)...
  • To read everything Charles Dickens ever wrote that I've not yet read... (yes, I realize this is random and not really that important...but it's a goal nonetheless...)
  • To blog more consistently...
  • To eat healthier and exercise more and all that jazz...
You get the idea... So, what are some of your resolutions? I'd love to hear... and maybe we can keep each other accountable!
Happy 2010 - I hope you have a blessed year...


Very soon I'm going to have some exciting news to share about a couple of my pieces...
but I've got to take a few little field trips first... Pictures and news coming soon! Stay tuned!

3 comments:

  1. I had thought I'd see the C Museum in the first month, but have yet to make it. I can't wait to go one day.

    Beautiful pictures.

    ~Faith

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  2. Oh my word! The snake! They fascinate me, but several years ago I was called up on stage at Gator Land in Florida. When they tried to present me with a big old snake for me to hold, I screamed and was off that stage in seconds. Too bad about the little boy in the front row that I plowed over.

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  3. lol... I can definitely relate, Rebecca. Snakes aren't my favorite animal. Incidentally, in the other four pictures I have of us holding this snake, I look much more panicky! I did make my husband take the head end - just in case... :o) But I am more than happy to have left him behind at the museum (the snake, not my husband!). :o)

    Hope you can make it sometime, Faith - it's great! Maybe we can get a church group together to go up there!

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