Thursday, August 7, 2008

Costumes: By Benjamin...

Benjamin is definitely our make-up and costume designer.  I'm not sure how he comes up with his costumes, but he does and they can be very funny. If puts on his costume adds some makeup and an accent he can be a pretty believable Russian or Mexican or a Cowb...

Up & Down the Mississippi

We recently took a cruise on the "Tom Sawyer" up and down the Mississippi River. The "Tom Sawyer" is a steamboat looking boat that would have been used in the 19th and 20th Century.  This boat features three decks a dancing floor and bandstand. During the two-hour long ride a tour guide and the captain pointed out landmarks and gave some background history about St. Louis.


Jonathan Park Goes to the Zoo

The newest Jonathan Park volume in now available! However there is a twist. "Jonathan Park Goes to the Zoo" contains one-hundred 2-minute snippets about animals. This is a great tool to learn more about God's creation from a proper worldview. You can even listen to this while at the zoo as a substitute for the anti-God evolutionary teachings of the signs and staff. Let the animal kingdom come alive as you listen to these engaging CDs and learn more about animals. A full index of all of the animals covered in this 4-CD set is available at The Vision Forum website.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

R. M. Ballantyne

    Recently I have been enjoying the historical adventures of R.M. Ballantyne. These wonderful books are full of stories of courage and exploration as the heroes faced seemingly impossible odds of fatigue and discouragement. Ballantyne was a 19th Century author who traveled over the world. Ballantyne's book, "The Coral Island" inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write his famous book, "Treasure Island."
    I greatly enjoyed reading these exciting tales. In just over a fortnight, I devoured close to 3,000 pages of inspiring history. I think my favorite Ballyntyne book is "The Giant of the North" where a team of English explorers travel to the Arctic to find the North Pole."
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