About GMK

Welcome to our study of Orni- and Ichthy-ology!  This year we are returning to the flying and swimming creatures of the fifth day after a 6 year hiatus cycling through the other days of creation.  Besides using Apologia Exploring Creation textbooks we include daily scripture readings and memory verses on the same topics, as well as hymns and Psalms for singing that make mention of our scientific themes.  We call our learning plan God Made Known and it’s purpose is to educate our 5 boys in the Fear of the Lord and a Delight in His Works (Psalm 111).

In the Bible we read about 3 of the ways in which God has revealed Himself to us: the World He made, the Word He breathed, and the Workers He commissioned.

Romans 1:20 says that God’s “invisible attributes, namely His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” Even the most invisible things about God we can SEE through the things He has made! God has made Himself known through His World!

Psalm 19 speaks of God’s special revelation through His creation as well as through His Word. But I love how the Psalmist describes that revelation in chapter 119 verse 130. “The unfolding of Your Word gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Wow! Even a simple person, like a small child, can understand really BIG things about God because He has made Himself known through His Word!

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 is a beautiful passage written by one of God’s appointed workers, the apostle Paul, who describes his role as one of the “ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.” God has also appointed parents as ambassadors on Christ’s behalf to teach our children about Him. God still makes Himself known through His Workers!

My husband and I seek to educate our boys in a way that immerses them in God’s creation, His divinely breathed Word, and the historical and ongoing work in and through His people. Lastly, it is our ongoing prayer that God would ultimately reveal Himself to each of them through the Holy Spirit and that they would be eternally reconciled to Him.


15 thoughts on “About GMK

  1. Hi Winged Wisdom,
    Your site was referred by the author of a blog I follow. I have enjoyed reading your adventures and will be back for more. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family in your journey. Warmly ~ Mary

  2. Aloha, Julie!
    After our brief encounters at Mokuaikaua Church these last two Sundays, I knew I would like to read your blogs! You have a beautiful site and I was blessed as I read through your Winged Wisdom blogs, especially enjoying the entries of your sons with the inclusion of appropriate pics. May God continue to bless your writings!
    Mahalo from Helen

    1. Helen! I’m so glad to hear from you! I just got back from training to be an Aloha Greeter/Docent at the church and am looking forward to meeting more brothers and sisters from around the world like yourself. Tom and I were so blessed by our too-brief visits with you and Glen. Please come back again some day! A big Aloha to you and yours!

  3. Stopped by to read more of your writings and to thank you for the like on my devotionals “Knowing & Growing in Knowledge” and “The Empty Tomb”. May the Lord continue to bless you, family and especially your writings for this blog, giving honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  4. Wanted to personally thank you for being a faithful follower of my blog. I do very much appreciate you reading my writings and thank you for the like on “Spending Time With God”, “A True & Eternal Friend”, “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”, “God’s Indescribable Gift”, and lastly, “God’s Promised Gift”. May the Lord continue to bless you and your writings and especially teaching your boys about God, our Creator, and His Eternal Word.

    I leave you with this verse recorded for us in Joshua 1:8, “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful”.

    In His Service – Mikey

  5. I trust you had a Merry “Hawaii” Christmas and wishing you and family a very Happy and prosperous New Year. I also wanted to thank you for reading my blog and the like on “The Complete Story”, “The Coming New Year”, and “Foolish Hearts”.


  6. I wanted to thank you for the like on my devotional “The Wrong Diagnosis”. I trust the Lord has good things planned for you and your family this new year. Blessings my friend in Christ – Mikey

  7. Dear Julie, Your blog blesses me. You probably don’t remember me. I am Don and Barbara Howell’s youngest and closer in age to your older brothers. My mother introduced me to your blog and I really love reading what you post. I wanted to let you know that my Mother’s computer just crashed and she won’t be able to email or post anything until it is fixed. Until then, blessings in abundance, Rebecca Howell Gibson

    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I was able to click on your own and then your brother’s blog as well and enjoyed them both so much. Your mother must be so proud! My Dad emailed me a picture of her with your 4 children. Wow! What a grand adventure you are living! So glad to have gotten in touch with you all. In Him, Julie

  8. This is great! We did Apologia’s Astronomy and Botany texts over the past couple of years, and will be doing Flying Creatures soon! I’ll be reading your posts for inspiration and ideas for sure!

    1. Glad you stopped by! We only have about a month to go before we’re done with the Flying Creatures and it has been amazing. I really do love this Apologia series.

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