The other day while my husband and I were chatting I had a great idea on a topic for my blog. But as many other things I forget, I’ve forgotten what the topic of discussion was and haven’t a clue what I thought would be a great blog topic. As a result you’re getting an off the cuff post today.
I’ve considered a discussion sparked by the people who go onto various You-Tube channels to promote the flat earth theory. In my opinion those people are completely deceived. I couldn’t, however, write enough about the subject to make more than a paragraph or two.
Yesterday I got deeply interested in videos about archaeological evidence of Biblical events and spent hours watching videos that support the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Some of the video was very interesting where the researchers found a place crossing the gulf of Aqaba between the Sinai peninsula and Saudi Arabia. The coral growth in the area is unlike anywhere else. In other places the coral grows in large reefs. Here the coral grows in small clusters as though they were growing on man made artifacts. Many of which look as though the artifact is a chariot wheel or wheels and axle. There is a natural bridge near the middle of the gulf from the Nueva Peninsula that has the geographical attributes that fit the description of where the Israelites camped when Pharaoh came upon them and God parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites and subsequently destroyed pharaoh’s army when he covered them with the waters. The area across the gulf in this area is shallow compared to the depths of the rest of gulf. It is covered by sand instead of the rocky sea bottom in the rest of the gulf, which reaches depths of 1000 feet or more on each side. It is flat, wide and not rocky. If not covered by water it would easily accommodate the large population with their flocks and herds of livestock. I am pretty sure that these researchers have accurately identified the place where they crossed.
Another topic that I was looking into is actual location of Mt. Sinai where the Israelites camped and Moses went up on the mountain and God gave him the ten commandments. Tradition has it on the Sinai peninsula. But from all accounts that location does not fit the geographic description in the Bible. Instead, Jabal al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia fits the Biblical narrative perfectly. The Saudi government has it cordoned off as an archaeological sight and no trespassing signs posted. There have been several people, however, who have snuck in and photographed the area. I saw a couple different videos interviewing and showing some of the pictures that were taken. The first was a couple of men who went and ultimately were arrested with most of their photographic evidence confiscated though not quite everything. How they got out of that is not covered so I have no clue. The other was a couple who went with their two children. Supposedly they made the trek 14 times over eight years without getting caught. Amazing feat if you ask me. Still the images captured are quite convincing that this mountain is in fact the mountain where Moses received the stone tablets. First the top of that mountain is blackened as though burned from the top down. The rocks on the top are metamorphic rock formed under heat and pressure without going through a liquid state. The base of the mountain is granite, an igneous rock which is formed from cooled magma. The features that were identified included the probable alter that Aaron made with the golden calf, the alter that Moses erected for sacrifices to Yahuah at the base of the mountain, the rock that Moses struck with his staff that split and gushed forth water enough for the entire population and their livestock to drink until their thirst was quenched and the cave on the mountain that Elijah (or was it Elisha) went to on that same mountain. I do believe that the Saudi government recognizes the significance of the mountain. It is proof of the historicity of the Bible – at least the Torah portion.
That is what I was doing yesterday. Today I after I got up and had my first cup of coffee my husband and I went to the little local farmer’s market and I bought some fresh produce and some sweets that one of the ladies makes and brings. Then we went out for breakfast. When we got back, to my surprise there was a birthday party starting in the front yard. I had completely forgot that it was my youngest grand daughter’s birthday and had not been informed that they were going to have a cake and presents at my house. It’s a good thing I keep a small stash of gifts for just such emergencies. After cake and presents there was a lot of bubbles with bubble guns brought by my son and his wife for the party.
Speaking of bubbles and bubble guns, I bought a couple of bubble guns and lots of bubble bottles and a large refill of bubbles that I’m saving for the 4th of July weekend when family will gather at my place. My son in Texas and his wife, and our nephew from New Mexico will be here for a few days. I thought that with so many people gathering that the kids really needed something they like to entertain them outside. So, bubbles seem to be one of their favorite things. The bubbles are hidden until the holiday weekend. Otherwise it would all be gone and the bubble guns broken by the time the holiday arrives.
Plans for this week are to have Coral help me organize the sewing room again. Things have gotten a bit out of hand and we simply cannot work in there the way it is. Then, we are again going to start sewing together. She has a quilt that she started last year for herself and I have several projects that I need to work on. I’m hoping to get power to the regulator for my vintage quilting machine so I can really learn to use it. So far the adapters I’ve purchased for three prong cords to two prong outlets have not been able to power the regulator. I know it worked when I bought it because we tried it before I bought it. I’m not sure why it won’t work with the adapters. There is one quilt I have that is pretty much ready to quilt. I do have to square it up so it’s easier to load onto the frame, but otherwise both the top and the pieced back and the batting are ready to sandwich. I’ve also got a quilt to finish repairing, a couple of wall hangings to finish, and a scrappy quilt with all the blocks made but the outside ones still need to be sewn together then a backing chosen, the quilt sandwich and quilting done. There are several others in various states of completion too. Enough to keep me busy all summer I think, even if I spend several hours a day. I doubt I’ll get them all done this summer.
I’ve got so much fabric that I’ll never be able to use it all. Recently I decided that I’ll measure out many of those which I have several yards and post them to a quilters classified page to sell some of it so I have more storage space available. That is part of why it’s hard to work in my sewing room. Fabric, fabric everywhere and not a space to sew. My table is scattered with books, games, my computer, and such making it impossible to measure and cut fabric at the moment. Much to do, so much to do.
May your week be blessed.