[Podcast Episode 67] What was it like for our parents right after they obeyed the Serpent and rebelled against God? Were their eyes opened? Were they comfortable? After a rather itchy topic, we share about David Rives’ newest project, a free magazine for families and wrap up with a romp through some fun physics with the gyroscope!

Thai rain forest, photo credit: Michael Cory

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Opened Eyes

Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

“Eyes opened” is a common Hebrew expression. Not only did the Serpent promise this would happen (with the result they would “be like gods knowing good and evil”), but God did it for Hagar in Genesis 21:19: 

And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

He also did it for the foreign king’s soldiers when Elisha asked him to:

II Kings 6:20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

Fig Leaves

Fig leaves, photo credit: Lokal_Profil

These plants come in over 800 different species, so which ones Adam and Eve used isn’t known, but there are some characteristics common to these plants. They would not have been comfortable as garments!

Not exactly what I would have picked for an ideal fabric, but that’s what they did.

Want to see how large a leaf can come in today’s world? Flickr has a photo of a lady’s hand compared to a single leaf.

The Creation Club Magazine

Creation Club Magazine with Acts & Facts behindIt’s exciting to let you know about this new resource for families. The picture is of the day mine came in the mail right next to Acts & Facts from the Institute for Creation Research. You can see it’s a standard size, although the paper is thinner so it got a little torn on its way to my house.

You can sign your family up for a copy and find out how to be a blessing to this indie ministry at:

The Creation Club Magazine



We did most of our studying on YouTube; it’s a popular subject and these are our favorites:

My favorite because I finally got the principle!

And the kids’ favorite:

How to understand the sideways spin:

And how airplanes (and other 3D traveling craft use Gyroscopes:


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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!