Easter Bunny

Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

Did you know that the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs were used to promote a goddess. It was used to give honor to Ēostre or Ostara, this came about in the 8th Century. She is a German made up false god, since we know that our Heavenly Father in Heaven is the only God.

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

She used the bunny and eggs since those were symbols of Continue reading

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Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church - church on feeding and starving

Church sign on feeding and starving

Here is a church sign from Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church located in Madisonville, TN. This church sign reads …

Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church - church on feeding and starving

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church – church on feeding and starving

This photo was submitted by Sherry Bennett. Thanks Bennett for sending me this picture.

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WonderWorks of Pigeon Forge, TN

WonderWorks Review

I want to take this time to do a review of WonderWorks. You may or may not know this business. The museum appears upside-down outside. It is also the same way inside the lobby. Then, you enter into the main area, totally different. This attraction is not what I thought it would be. I knew they had rides inside, but I figured it was more of a museum with everything inside upside-down.

WonderWorks of Pigeon Forge, TN

WonderWorks of Pigeon Forge, TN

WonderWorks is not a Christian based business but maybe a great place to take the kids and family to. I have never been to this attraction, but always have wanted to go. I figured why not ask to see if they will let me do a review. Thanks to Ellen, she generously allowed admission for my daughter and I. I wanted to do a Christian based review and see if it was worth taking the family to.

 Entrance …

When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Just like the entrance, it is an inverted tunnel, with a lighted dark tunnel with one of them spinning, it appears as if you are moving around but you are not. There is an alternative entrance for those in a wheel chair or prone to motion sickness.

Upside-down or Right-Side-Up?

The upside-down of this attractions reminds me of the book of Acts when people were starting to get saved and being bold for Christ. They turned the world upside. Today it seems as if the world is trying to turn it back right-side up. So when ever you see WonderWorks, just think that we should keep the world upside-down. Have us stand out in the world. See Acts 17:6.

And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also

Is it windy in here or is it just me?

Once you get inside the first part of the Pigeon Forge location, you enter the weather station. There is a numerous stuff about weather, even two rides that make you believe you are in a hurricane and another one, an earth quake. Both of these rides were very interesting. I did see some weather facts that I didn’t know. A hurricane carries more nuclear power then all the nuclear power in the world combined. One hurricane was 310 miles in diameter.

Family Friendly and great way to share God to family

WonderWorks is a great place to bring the family. You can learn interesting facts while you are there. It is also a good place to share with the family what God has done. Like God is in control of the weather and He is also the creator of those weather patterns. The space area how God created the world. Plus I am sure as you go through each station you can find a way to share God in each one of them.

Ropes

I enjoyed the climbing wall and the space walk, but rope courses. I think I liked those cause they reminded me some of when I was in scouts and doing rope courses. WonderWorks is filled with illusion and things that make you wonder. This is a great way to conquer a fear if you have a fear of heights. The Bible tells us to not to fear! I wasn’t afraid to do it, just a little nervous for me on the Space Walk, because some of the wires seem to sway some. That is just a hint for you. I figured they would be firm.

Steve Patterson on the Space Walk at WonderWorks

Steve Patterson on the Space Walk at WonderWorks

Bubbles, Space and More

WonderWorks also has big bubbles. See if you can make a big bubble without popping it. There is a lot of science in WonderWorks too. Even a section where it is all space themed. As if you were an astronaut for NASA. There is even music & art. I enjoyed the mind game. The object is to relax and not think in order to win. What I did was held my breath right as the ball was about to win for my daughter and next thing I knew my ball was going all the way across for the win!

Feed back from a family

I got to talk to a family from Indiana while I was there. They were enjoying WonderWorks. It was their first trip there. They were in town for the Rod Run. They let each one of the kids pick a new place each year. Last year their eldest child picked Titanic. This year the middle child picked WonderWorks. Next year, they believe the youngest will pick the Aquarium. I was just talking with them as we were at the mind game and I was telling them about my experience earlier with my daughter on it.

I was hoping to talk to other families and get their view of it, but I never got to do that.

Friendly & helpful staff

While there I got to talk to a number of the employees. These employees were very friendly, made you feel at home. They said the management there is awesome. They will listen to you as an employee and if you have feedback they will listen and take it for consideration. One employee after I told him I was a Christian said he was too. He liked magic and use to do magic tricks. He did a magic trick that was cool with my gospel tract I handed him. He wishes that they would allow him to demonstrate the magic trick stuff in the gift shops to help sell that product. He also added that the coloring book and the rope in the gift shop make great witnessing tools. As those are what he uses.

Lazer Tag & Hot Air Balloon

WonderWorks also offers Lazer Tag and even a hot air balloon ride at an additional charge. I didn’t get to do any of these, but I did get to ride most of the rides. Some of them you had to have two people to do and my daughter didn’t want to do them. There are rides with limitations with weight and height. I would have really enjoyed the hot air balloon ride as you got to go 500 feet in the air and see a lot of Sevier County and the mountains.

Go early!

We got there early they opened at 9 am the day I went. So I went early to avoid traffic as much as possible, plus since I live semi-local, it helped to know a lot of the back roads in case of heavy traffic, which, is known for this area. More so when special events are going on, like the Rod Run.  On Hwy 66 you can go 2-3 miles and take 30 minutes in traffic. So you may want to research alternative routes.

Getting there early had its advantage, the lines were not long. I was told by the employees after 11 am or so is when it gets busier.

Special thanks to

Special thanks to these employees and my interaction to them. Cole, Taylor, Michael, Corey, Dallas and a few others there. You all made our day a pleasant day. I would recommend you take the family and enjoy your day there.

Plus special thank you to Ellen and WonderWorks for allowing us to visit with them on this wonderful experience.

Locations:

  • Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Orlando, FL
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Syracuse, NY
  • West Nyack, NY

Finial thoughts

I believe WonderWorks is a great place to bring the family. Maybe you can bring your church youth as a trip as well. There is a lot to do and something there for everyone. With all rides, some of them the kids have to be a certain height to do. My daughter said she really enjoyed it too. I asked her what her favorite thing was, she couldn’t tell me other then she enjoyed it there. So even if the place is not a Christian based place, we can incorporate God to the people in our party and if someone near us hears, that is Great. I believe this place would be a great field trip place too.

Not to mention an attraction there for those over 13. It’s an US Army virtual tour. Gives you respect for men and women who are fighting for our freedoms.

When you go, tell them you seen the recommendation from Courageous Christian Father. They will ask you where you heard about them.

Comments

Comments are welcome. Have you ever been to WonderWorks? If so, which location and tell me about your experience. Did you use any station and talk to your family or group about God with the different stations, if so which ones and what did you share.

More information at:

wonderworksonline.com

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Skillet Logo

Welcome to the Freakshow

Skillet Logo

Skillet Logo

I like the song by Skillet Freakshow. I believe it is a good song because it shows how we are to be set apart from the world. I am sure to the world, we as Christians, are freaks to them. Check out the first part of the song’s lyrics. The above video is not an official Skillet video. Skillet is one of my favorite Christian Music artist.

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen!
Come and see
Things your eyes won’t believe!
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Blood Moon - NASA

The Blood Moon What is that?

 

 


“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes,” [Joel 2:31].

According to NASA, a highly unusual ‘Tetrad’ – four successive total ‘blood-red’ lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons – will, indeed, start next Tuesday and finish on September 28 2015.  This occurrence has happened 3 times in 500 years. The first was said to be in 1493. It has also been said there has been 4 others prior to 1493. It has been said that last several ones that occurred it with tragedy for the Jewish people. Interesting enough these next 4 series occur during Jewish holidays.

Blood Moon - NASA

Blood Moon – NASA

The Blood Moon is a type of lunar eclipse. The moon will be red. It has to do the the alignment of other Mars, Earth, & the Sun in our solar system. It occurs as a set of 4 blood moons. It will be visible from the Americas. These blood moons will happen back to back with no other type of lunar eclipses in between these set of four.

The first will occur around April 15, 2014, Passover, which is near Easter. The second Continue reading

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Are You A Good Person? Tract

Good Person Test Gospel Tract Recreated & Professionally Printed

My buddy Justin and I like to go out and use the Good Person Test when we witness to people. The Good Person Test is part of Way of the Master. The Bezeugen Tract Club made one that we liked and found useful talking to people. It has this purple man on it, you have the person put their thumb on it. If they are a good person it will turn
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Loudon United Methodist Church - Church Sign - Submitted by Sherry Bennett

When We Fail It’s God’s Time to Shine church sign

Here is another church sign, this church sign belongs to Loudon United Methodist Church in Loudon, TN. This photo was submitted by Sherry Bennett. Thanks for another great church sign picture!

Loudon United Methodist Church - Church Sign - Submitted by Sherry Bennett

The Church sign for Loudon United Methodist Church that talks about failing and shining.

Make sure you stay tuned to my blog as I post more church signs. Make sure you follow my blog, I offer many ways to be able to follow and stay current with new entries.

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