Friday, January 16, 2015

Power of the Gospel Conference

October 29, 2014 – November 2, 2014
This post is part of a series of posts on our trip to the Creation Museum and North Carolina this fall.
  • Trip with the Haguewoods
  • Creation Museum Day 1: Gardens
  • Creation Museum Day 2: Walkthrough
  • [NCFIC Conference in NC]
  • Hike in North Carolina


We drove on to North Carolina from the Cincinnati area


We arrived at the conference center where there were plenty of friends to welcome us and help us unload the car



We all hung out that evening and chatted before heading to bed and going on the hike the next morning (see post.)






Joel Beeke


Leading in prayer


It was great to be able to fellowship with friends and listen to the sessions together!



Where the coffee addicts regularly congregated



On one of the evenings we drove into Black Mountain and ate at the “Black Mountain Bistro”

And the three of us were in some very odd moods:

Oblivious


Sinister

Ah…unhappy?  That’s odd when food is involved.




On one of the afternoons, we invited a bunch of friends into our room to have lunch together:



Taco bar


Chatting, eating, sitting wherever you could…


Ashley, Danielle, Brittany, Lydia


Gracelyn & Elly


Ben & Kohen




Out for dinner with some church family.
I think that we were having a discussion on “All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes.”


Bryce and Noah

Brittany, Josiah, Ashley


Always-affable Mrs. Bridges

Notice – everyone else has their coats on and are standing near the door. :)


The evenings are always full of fellowship.  There is singing, eating, banjo playing, discussion, and even some dancing happening all over the facility.


It was great to make new friends!  Among others, it was great to meet the Griswolds, Fourniers, and MacAlpines.
Be sure to leave a comment if you were at the conference, so we can keep in touch!


Josiah called many of the dances and did a great job.

Videos from this evening are available on the Stately Steps YouTube channel:
http://youtube.com/statelysteps


It was also great to learn some new dances from folks all over the country!


Daniele and Mr. Martin



Saying goodbye to friends.

A group shot of the more-dedicated dancers who were the last to leave.



Having dinner together



Well, all good things must come to an end, so we packed up the van and headed home.






Thursday, January 15, 2015

Creation Museum - Walkthrough

October 28, 2014 – This morning we again headed to the Creation Museum – this time, to go through the main museum walkthrough.
This post is part of a series of posts on our trip to the Creation Museum and North Carolina this fall.
  • Trip with the Haguewoods
  • Creation Museum Day 1: Gardens
  • Creation Museum Day 2: Walkthrough
  • NCFIC Conference in NC
  • Hike in North Carolina



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2013

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This is a photo from our first visit to the museum – before it opened – in 2006

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2008

Mr. Haguewood reading the Greek on this parchment

The new Allosaur exhibit featuring “Ebenezer”

Does this picture look familiar?

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November 5. 2013


This time, Kate’s joined by some company


The planetarium


We also saw a Buddy Davis conference…

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2011



…and listened to a lecture by Dr. Georgia Purdom.


Uh, Emma…that’s a sweet smile ‘n all, but have you looked behind you?


Ah, now she sees it!
Trying to feed Gideon to the T-Rex

Ah...he doesn't look the least bit scared.
In fact, I do believe that's a smile on his face. 


#trexselfie
And you thought that I couldn’t top a #dromedaryselfie from the previous Creation Museum post?

New exhibit

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The exhibit’s primary feature was an absolutely astounding bug collection

The new exhibit receives two thumbs up from this critic


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2007
At the end of the day we had the opportunity to quickly meet Ken Ham and have a photo taken

So, I’m curious to know how many people – if any – were observant enough to notice that I added a few photos from the visit the day before…did you notice the different clothes?