Episode 15: Today we look at an important Greek word about who Jesus is, we talk about some cool jungle missionary kids, share our experiments watching salt burn, and have a look at some awesome fossils.

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Jesus, The “Beginning” of Creation

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; Revelation 3:14

Beginning. Greek: ἀρχή  ar-khay’

Strong’s definition: beginning, origin
2) the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader
3) that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause
4) the extremity of a thing
4a) of the corners of a sail
5) the first place, principality, rule, magistracy

We get a lot of English words from this word. The ones we talk about in the podcast are:

  • Archenemy: Biggest, baddest enemy
  • Architect: (love this definition!): The creator of a design or plan for a building
  • Monarch: A single ruler, as a king
  • Patriarch: The male head of family or tribe

Grownups can get a lot out of what Jesus is saying about himself here. For kids, the main points are, Jesus is the:

  1. Ruler
  2. Designer

Wild Brothers

I’ve written a review of this family’s first video, so I’ll send you over there for notes.

Salt Flames

I didn’t find a page demonstrating an experiment just like our chemistry set had us do, but found some other interesting websites.

Steve Spangler has you use a popsicle stick instead of a paperclip and cream of tartar instead of no-salt potassium. Whatever you have around the house will work!

About.com has a great list of different salts you can use to get different colors. Some are difficult, a number are easy enough to be worth checking out.

Want to see these colors without doing the work? This YouTube video gives you a beautiful view of someone who used quite a lot of salt to set up his display:

Fossil Kits

Cornerstone Educational Supply

I’m super excited about this last topic we explored. Up until now, the only reward (besides your thanks!) I’ve gotten for taking the time to do this website has been getting books to review. I love books, but sometimes it’s nice to have something more hands on.

Cornerstone Educational Supply is one of the coolest new creation resources to come online recently. I found out about them a couple weeks ago and had their banner up on my website that same day. I also contacted them to let them know how excited I was.

Their response was to send me several samples of the kits they offer. Wow!

Love the tiny magnifying glass!

Geology Testing Kit. Love the tiny magnifying glass!

I’ve got to learn how to use their Testing Kit, so maybe we’ll tell you about it the next time we do an experiment for the podcast.

Cornerstone basic Fossil Kit

Basic Fossil Kit

Nice, but since we have lots of coral reef-type fossils locally, the only ones that were really interesting were the shark tooth and the leaf.

The Deluxe Fossil Kit is worth the extra $10.50.

Deluxe Fossil Kits

Deluxe Fossil Kits

All the ones included in the basic kit were there plus several really cool ones like petrified wood and….

my very own Trilobite!

my very own Trilobite!

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Revelation 5:13 

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!