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Wordless Wednesday: Constant Companions

Please give me attention says Wiley

Wyatt trying to get me to focus on him instead of the computer.

Wiley making sure Wyatt didn't get all of the attention

These two have been my constant companions during this whole ankle injury thing. I don’t think they mind me having to rest as they like keeping me company. Of course, they are forever trying to get more attention from me.

Patterns of Evidence Exodus DVD Review

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a sample of the product in exchange for my feedback on the documentary.

Patterns of Evidence Exodus DVD Review

About Patterns of Evidence: Exodus:

For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible.  In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible’s account.  This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world.  The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?”  He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach.   After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.   This scientific documentary’s goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.

The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.

Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time:  119 minutes

Special Features:

  • Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
  • Behind the Music
  • From Film to Book
  • Additional Books and Resources
  • Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
  • Trailers

Genre:  Documentary
Rating:  NR


My Thoughts:

As Christians, we believe the Bible is true. I know there are a lot of people out there, even Christians, who don’t believe that the Bible is historically accurate or that it’s just a bunch of stories that are meant to teach. I personally do not understand how a Christian can’t believe the Bible is true or how a Jew would believe the Torah is just stories. It truly baffles me, but it’s becoming more and more prevalent in our society.

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus takes a look at the Biblical account of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as well as the archaeological evidence of a mass exodus. There are many interviews with experts on both sides of the debate. Viewers will see how the bias one brings when studying can play out in interpretation of the evidence.

I enjoy documentaries and found Patterns of Evidence: Exodus to be very interesting. The quality of the video is excellent. The visual timelines are very helpful in understanding the data being presented. I like how both sides of the debate are presented. The evidence shows that the events in the Bible took place. What is actually in question is when the events took place. A lot of information is presented, and, to me, it stresses the importance of doing your own research. You need to search for the truth.

Learn More:

Twitter: @PattofEvidence
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatternsofEvidence?fref=ts
Official Website: http://patternsofevidence.com
Official Website to Purchase: http://shop.patternsofevidence.com
Blog featuring interviews with director Tim Mahoney and an article by Anne Graham Lotz:  http://patternsofevidence.tumblr.com

Fitness Friday: Road to Recovery Part 2

Zamst Ankle Brace

I have to admit that I really thought that by now I would be able to put weight on my ankle, but alas, that it is not the case. The good news is that I am making progress.

This week, the swelling has really gone down as has the pain level. Those improvements have lead to more ankle and foot mobility which is wonderful.

Rehab is painful, but progress is being made. Flexing exercises aren’t nearly as painful, and I can flex much further than last week. I have a little side to side movement which was non-existent last week. I’m continuing to add new rehab exercises to my routine as my pain level allows.

I’m sporting new ankle hardware which will help stabilize the ankle when it can finally bear weight. I’m hoping that next week will find me able to walk at least some without crutches.

I’m working on adding more movement and stretches into my day. Going on 1 month of crutches has taken a toll on me physically and mentally, so I’m trying to focus on staying in good spirits despite my limited mobility.

Munchkin continues to make us good meals for which I’m quite grateful.

Wordless Wednesday: Glimpses of Nature

Cloudy skies

Fluffy clouds


Just a few images from around our place for Wordless Wednesday.

Fitness Friday: Road to Recovery Part 1

High Ankle Sprain at 2 Weeks

It’s been roughly 2 1/2 weeks since I suffered my high ankle sprain. I’m still on crutches and unable to put any weight on the ankle. It’s been a frustrating time, but I am making some progress. I’m able to bend my toes. Don’t laugh, but that was actually a really big deal for me. lol!

Going off the pain meds means that I can now think clearly, but it also means that I’m in more pain. It’s made sleeping a bit more difficult. Finding a comfortable position is not always easy. I definitely tire out a lot quicker due the pain and not having the regular fitness activity.

ClubFit Foam Roller

I’ve started with some basic therapy that includes using the exercise bands, the porcupine massage ball, and the ClubFit foam roller (review item). I’ve also been using the tens electronic pulse massager which has helped a lot with the stiffness and aches that come with not being able to move around a lot.

While physical therapy is painful and not exactly fun, it is critical to a successful recovery. I know I have a long road to recovery ahead of me, but I wasn’t expecting to still be on crutches at this point. I didn’t realize how much of a difference there is in recovery time between a regular ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain. It also doesn’t help that it’s a grade 2/3 sprain. :(

I had an allergic reaction to the splint, so I had to take it off a little earlier than recommended. Because of this, I’ve been relying on an ace wrap which helps with the compression aspect, but it’s not that great for stabilization of the ankle. This week, I’m going to be getting a new brace which will hopefully help stabilize the ankle a little better and speed up the recovery.

I’m definitely looking forward to being off the crutches as it will allow me to be a bit more independent. 😉