Batt and Robin

Batt and Robin are Teachers, Scientists, Artists, Authors and Travelers


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The Research Goes On

Happy New Year to all. We are experiencing our usual Florida winter, not as cold as some of you, but cold for us. 40’s and 50’s. When its too cold to work outside, we turn again to researching God’s Word. Rick has over 90 research based biblical teachings. He re-worked, updated and checked for clarity five teachings. They focus on claiming God’s promises and walking out on them in our daily living. You can access them from our page: Preach, Teach and Heal, and from the links provided by clicking on each title. Bless you as you step out each day of this new year. May it bring you joy and peace.

Claim God’s Promises; Enjoying Good Health and Wholeness; Living One Day at a Time; Our Love for God; Stand on the Integrity of God’s Word

 


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Grace is the Source of…

Thursday December 14, 2017 Christine taught on Grace. Charis is the Greek word for grace. She shared many forms of charis and their meanings. John 1:17 was our starting verse, For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. She also showed us that grace is the course of many things including salvation, Acts 15:11; believing, Acts 18:27  ; and justification, Romans 3:24. She also described grace and how grace relates to believers. Her teaching is posted on our webpage: Preach, Teach and Heal.

 


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Grace and Truth Came by Jesus Christ

This past week we moved our bible fellowship to Wednesdays. We were missing too many Thursday evenings to other commitments. We gathered around our table and shared again on Grace. This time, a teaching Rick prepared a few years ago, and hadn’t yet taught it. It is uploaded on our Fellowship page, scroll down to the new uploaded teaching. Our evening was filled with the Word and how in John 1:17, It is explained that The law was given by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Rick also taught about how Jesus Christ is not God and how the first part of John 1 explains that. When John wrote this Gospel in about 90 A.D., people were already mistaking the Messiah for God. After fellowship, we made chai lattes, shared sweets and best wishes for the upcoming Holidays. Bless you and keep you as you travel to visit family or family comes to you. Check out our page Teach, Preach and Heal for this teaching and more.


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What do you mean, Dinosaurs didn’t live in Hawai’i? (second edition now available)

We just received our first copies of the new Second Edition of my self-illustrated educational children’s science book, “What do you mean, Dinosaurs didn’t live in Hawai’i?” and it’s now available for purchase.  Minor revisions were made to the main text, and some new pictures were added.  Thanks Bob at MdM Publications for doing such a great job helping to put it together.

The premise is using the question of why dinosaurs didn’t live in Hawai’i to explore some basic concepts of science including plate tectonics, geologic time, and geographic isolation as we focus on the origin and evolution of the Hawaiian Islands.  This 48-page book also includes a glossary and questions to inspire future learning with a link to an activities guide on our website.

I’m in the process of working on my next book in this same basic venue, called “What do you mean, Dinosaurs aren’t found in Florida?”  Different state, different geology and history…

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Two new “Shell of the Month” now available.

Two new shell of the months are now available to download and read. They were written by Rick for the Sanibel Captiva Shell Club Newsletter. The first, on the Giant Tun, Tonna galea, a shell found in the Atlantic Ocean including Florida. It’s one of the largest species of Tun shells found worldwide. The second, Atlantic Triton’s Trumpet, Charonia variegata is found across the Atlantic. This species is one of the largest species of tritons worldwide. It is popular among collectors. Both of these showcase shells in Rick’s collection.  Click on the Shell name to go directly to the file.


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Blog for December 3, 2017 – Grace

This past Sunday, we had an open fellowship at our home. More than 20 believers gathered to hear the Word taught by Rev. Rico Magnelli. He taught on Moving Ahead with Grace. He said that Grace from God is like the air we breath. It is all around us all the time, everywhere! God offers grace to those who believe on Him. God does it out of love for his children, it is not something we work to attain. Rico highlighted three men from the Bible who received Grace from God. The three men were Noah in Genesis 6:5-7; Jesus Christ in Luke 1:30 and 2:40; and Paul in Philippians 3:13 and 14, and I Corinthians 15. Rico said, Grace allows you to move forward in your life, like a gentle breeze moving across your path. We have more to learn about Grace in our Bible Fellowship.

After the teaching, we enjoyed sweet and savory snacks, walking in the garden and sweet fellowship with fellow believers. Here are some pictures from our day together.

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Blog for November 15, 2017 – Listening for God’s still small voice

Rick and I spent two weeks this past November, following one of our favorite Fall highways. We drove up to Pennsylvania to a shell show. We made a long days stop at Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, PA. Then drove to the Delaware shore to stay at Dewey Beach, DE. After several days we began our drive south along the Outer Banks. Rick posted many pictures from this trip, including two spectacular sunsets. We beach combed, ate plenty of seafood and enjoyed the cooler nights at Cape Hatteras and on Ocracoke Island, NC.

What I wanted to share with all of you is how we found Peace in our hearts on this trip. Many people look for a sign from God to guide them through their life. Instead of seeking a sign, we should listen for God always. Where will we hear his voice?

Watch and listen two the two short videos that accompany this blog. I found God’s voice in the falling rain and at the shore of the beach. Like it says in:

Psalm 23:2b He leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psalm 29:3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

We find the still small voice of God when we listen, not to the roaring wind or mighty earthquakes, but in the quiet moments.