How Big is Our God?
"Voyager 1, the farthest man-made thing in our universe, left earth in 1977 and is just now reaching the outer edges of our solar system." An excellent perspective on the size of our universe, the real meat of this 5 minute video starts just after the 2 minute mark.
The Changing phases (faces) of the moon:
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
A Work of Art!
Gustave Doré was a French artist in the 1800's who engraved his
illustrations mostly in wood and steel. He did many great works from the
time he was 15. Many are collected in this Visual Bible, called Visibible, and illustrate scenes from many books of the Bible with scripture passages included. You can download the file here.
Relevant To My Life: Hebrews 12:1
"...seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily
ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us," ******************
So many physical problems weigh me down. I couldn't enumerate them if I was willing. But, the Writer of Hebrews, probably Paul, compares our struggle to a race, like the 5K's I have ran. In these races, it's not just about who finishes first. It's all about finishing the set distance to the best of your ability. You are expected to push yourself. You want to achieve a new PR (personal record.)
To reach the finish line, you have to drop weight, literally. I realized the mp3 player was a bad idea. Just more junk to wear. The girl here in the middle had a long sleeved shirt tied around her waist. She apparantly warmed up that morning after the race started and took it off. She should have thrown it down on the side of the road to retrieve later.
I was surprised when I found a burst of speed when I caught sight of the finish line, and charged past her and several others here. Many witnesses are watching a race. You feel the pressure to do your best, especially when they are cheering at the finish line. This is what Paul is talking about here in Hebrews. All of the Heros of Faith that he had mentioned in chapter 11 are witnesses watching as we near the finish line. Keep the faith! Jesus' power, will make us overcomers.
The Fingerprints of Creation by Dr. Robert V. Gentry
If, as evolutionary theory teaches, granite cooled and hardened over millions of years, the Polonium Radio Halos found inside granite could not exist, since it decays almost instantly. Evolution can not explain this.
Jesus said in the Bible, " I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out." Luke 19:40 Wow! We don't even have to believe in God, because the rocks themselves are faithful !
Solar Storms Reveal More About Nature of our Sun
A solar flare. Watch as fiery solar material crashes back to the surface in this new, video of the June 7, 2011 eruption. The Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this explosive event. (Space.com)
The sun, just like everything else in God's universe works like clockwork, and has it's own phases, as seen from the video above and the photo below.
One million degree hot solar plasma travels along magnetic loops in the sun's atmosphere during the Bastille Day solar storm of 2000. (via: Space.com, NASA, Trace)
Activity on the sun waxes and wanes on an 11-year cycle. The sun is now coming out of its minimum period of activity, and moving toward a maximum that should occur around the end of 2013. Eleven years ago this week, one of the worst storms on record raged on the sun, churning huge amounts of plasma around the solar surface and spewing massive loads of particles into space and toward Earth.
Songs From the Book of Ages
A YouTube Playlist of 12 of my favorite Bible-centered worship songs.
This, and other playlists I have compiled, appears on my Reason2BelieveHim Youtube channel, along with my video uploads.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
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