Moon Shadow


Today there will be a spectacular event in the universe. An eclipse of the sun by the moon. Central USA residents will see the full eclipse while we here in Canada, a partial. The last Solar Eclipse was in 1979. Don your special shades and view this heavenly event. Here is Roger Whittaker’s take on Moonshadow.

Birthday Blessings


One year ago today, God sent another little person into my life. Her name is Ellie, and she is my eighth great-grandchild. Although miles have kept us apart, I know this child deep in my heart. I know that from the tips of her tiny toes to the fine hairs on her pretty head that she is a little miracle. I know that she is a part of God’s plan in this world.

All life is a miracle. When God first said, “Let there be…” the universe in all its splendor was created…and the rest is history.

“For I know the plans I have for you…” (Jeremiah 29:11) We are all a part of that plan whether we are one year old or eighty.

And so today, I thank God for Ellie and wish her a birthday full of blessings and a life full of love.

Such Good Company


Here’s a list of people you may know who all have more than one thing in common:

Nicholas Copernicus                   1473-1543

Sir Francis Bacon                        1561-1627

Johannes Kepler                         1571-1630

Galileo                                           1564-1642

Rene Descartes                            1596-1650

Isaac Newton                                1642-1727

Robert Boyle                                1627-1691

Michael Faraday                          1791-1867

Gregor Mendez                            1822-1884

Wm. Thomson Kelvin                 1824-1907

Max Planck                                  1858-1947

Albert Einstein                            1879-1955

Not only were these people well known scientists, they all believed in God, as in the case of Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern physics. He was a committed Christian who claimed the universe’s orderliness came from its creator.

Not being of scientific or academic mind, as a believer I am delighted to be in such good company.

 

Inner Knowing


Here is a something I noted in 2009 written by Constance Kellough, author, and president of Namaste Publishing.

“A felt perception enables us to just know the truth of something as well as to know what we need to do. As such, this faculty of inner knowing is our life’s guide, the source of our wisdom, if we choose to use it. It’s where we are connected to the infinite divine consciousness that originated and sustains the universe.”

I like to think of the infinite divine consciousness as the Holy Spirit, who as part of God who lives in us, also lives in us.

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

The reason for this post is that I myself have experienced this inner knowing on occasion and believe we all do at some point in our lives. It’s like everything else in life, awareness is key.

God is Watching Us


helix NebulaHere is a photo of the Helix Nebula, defined as a cloud of dust and gases in the universe. It is also known to some as “The Eye of God”.

This photo reminds me of the Bette Midler hit of the nineties “From A Distance”, which won a Grammy Award for best song of the year. Click below to hear “God is watching us from a distance”

.https://youtu.be/FWSk30Y9Qp8

I’m wondering if Bette knew anything at all about the Helix Nebula when she recorded her famous hit, or if it’s just another of God’s wonderful ways of making himself known on our planet. The simple complexity of it all is a wonder in itself. TYG.

 

 

Once In a Blue Moon


If you have something you can only do once in a blue moon, tonight’s the time to do it because it is the night of the blue moon.

Now, the moon won’t actually be blue; it is just that it is the second full moon this month which is a rare occurrence. So don’t strain your eyes looking for a blue hue, just enjoy the extra full moon lighting up the universe…a celestial phenomenon.

You may want to click on the following link and enjoy Frank Sinatra’s rendition of the song “Blue Moon” as you gaze heavenward. Enjoy.

Frank Sinatra Blue moon. – YouTube

 

PHOTO: There is a blue moon on Friday.

July 31, 2015

You Be the Judge


Have you ever asked a departed loved one for a sign that they still exist somewhere?

The second love of my life died in 2007, after twenty-seven years together. We had shared a good life which included our pet Yorkshire terrier who was almost twenty years old when he went to doggie heaven.

I’m one of those cloud scanners…that is, always looking for meaningful cloud shapes, like angels for example. I’ve seen them along with elephants, ducks, pigs, whatever.

One day I silently asked Jerry to send me a cloud-shape of our beloved little Yorkie…just to satisfy my hunger for a sign.

It happened while visiting an out-of-town friend. We were enjoying a summer afternoon outdoors when I looked up and saw the distinct shape of my long deceased pet.

“Look at that cloud,” I exclaimed to my friend, “what does it look like to you?”

“Looks like a dog,” she said.

“Yes, but what kind?” I pressed, needing reassurance.

“Looks like a Yorkshire terrier,” she responded.

Need I say more? Of course I breathed a silent “thank you” and have carried that sign in my heart from that day to this. Who or what was I thanking..Jerry, God, the universe? You be the judge..

“Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” Isaiah 7:11

Tomorrow: The double rainbow.

Then Sings My Soul


How Great Thou Art is the name of the hymn from which this title is taken; a hymn, according to Wikipedia, based on a Swedish traditional melody and poem written by Carl Gustave Boberg (1859-1940) in Sweden in 1885. This powerful hymn never fails to cause me to raise my hands in praise whenever it is played. It has been sung by the well known George Beverley Shea, Elvis Presley, and Carrie Underwood. Here then, is How Great Thou Art:

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

The current six week course, Soul Keeping, I am attending, along with a talk I heard yesterday, given by a member of our congregation, titled “The Gospel According to Hymn”, has inspired this post.