Archive for December 23rd, 2010

23
Dec
10

Star of Bethlehem

Almost every Christmas for the past 9 years, my dad, Dr. Rick Erickson, has been presenting the “Star of Bethlehem” to thousands in Texas.  He finally has put it on the web so everyone can watch it!  It is so fascinating and really will blow your mind.  How can you NOT believe in God after watching this is my question?!?  Like did you know God tells the story of Jesus’ birth and death in the constellations?  If you have a spare 2 hours, I would totally recommend watching this (first hour) and this (last hour) on your computer!  And I’m not just saying this because he’s my dad!

Here is a little article on him from the past:

“Dr. Richard Erickson, Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at Scott and White hospital Temple, will present his multi-media program The Star of Bethlehem at the Central Texas College Planetarium this coming Tuesday evening, November 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Erickson, who is an elder of the Temple Bible Church, is an amateur astronomer and loves both the physical and biological sciences. He is especially interested in teaching topics which help people to “reconcile” science and the Bible. He was naturally drawn to the subject of the star of Bethlehem when his daughter (THAT’S ME!) invited him to a presentation on it at College Station five years ago. He has been researching and teaching on this topic ever since then, and each year his presentation incorporates more of his findings.”

23
Dec
10

more holiday happenings

Before we went to Fort Worth early this week, we stopped in Grand Prairie to visit my sister and spend some time with her while James went to the Dallas Cowboys game. My sister treated the girls to a beauty mask and make-up tips.  I was busy keeping Asher occupied when the girls came out of Jessica’s room saying, “use toner then moisturize!”  🙂

No, I did not ask permission from Jessica to post these pictures!

After their make-up session (gold eyeshadow to pop Ella’s blue eyes and Rilyn picked out glitter pink and blue eyeshadow!), we decorated a gingerbread house. I bought a pre-built one this year and that was the way to go! The girls made Jessica do the windows and the doors with frosting while they did the roof and all the candy decor. Our house wouldn’t win any award, but it was fun!

frosting the roof!
The windows had issues. 

(Can you see Rilyn’s glitter eye makeup?)

finished!
time to eat the roof!
Gingerbread house destroyed and eaten…5 seconds after they finished decorating it!



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