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The Hubble Telescope has given us far-reaching views of the universe, but the Hubble itself has its own remarkable story. When the first images from Hubble were received in 1990, NASA scientists realized there was a very small, but significant flaw in the mirror. NASA was able to correct this mistake so Hubble could send amazing images from […]

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The word epic comes to mind when speaking of The Ten Commandments. Everything about them is epic. They were given in an epic way.  The Ten Commandments were given at Mt. Sinai immediately after the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. Moses was God’s chosen servant/leader to receive The Ten Commandments so Moses […]

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#10 Music ~ a universal language

I admire people who can sing.  Even though I am not musical, I understand how music speaks to us.  Music can fill in the gaps in a movie to make us frightened or it can bring us great relaxation. The book of Psalms (pronounced salms ~ the “p” is silent) contains many poems and songs […]

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Message:  Mark 6:1-6a     Jesus Returns to Nazareth After the miraculous raising from the dead of Jairus’ daughter, where did Jesus go ~ ?  (verse 1) Even though the people were amazed at Jesus’ teaching in the synagogue, what was their reaction to him?  (verse 3) How did Jesus explain this reaction toward him? […]

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Three Most Important Words in the Bible

The Bible contains fewer than 800,000 words ~ all of them pointing to a life and a moment in time.  For Christians we have made that life and that moment in time personal. The life is Jesus and the moment in time is when he died on the cross for our sins. Death by crucifixion was […]

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#7 Jesus Christ Our Passover Lamb

In order for us to fully appreciate and comprehend Jesus dying on the cross, it is important to know the meaning of Passover. The purpose of Christ’s sacrifice is revealed by understanding a critical time in the life of the nation of Israel when they were slaves in Egypt. How did the sons of Jacob go from being highly […]

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Remember the Cross

The first documented use of crucifixion was by the Persians in 400 BC. The Romans started using this method of execution around 100 BC. A Roman citizen could not be crucified except for treason. Psalm 22:1-18 was written by David about 1000 BC. It accurately describes the death of the Messiah by crucifixion several hundred […]

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Consequences

Diseases, addictions, natural disasters and global inequalities are a symptom of a much bigger problem.  It is a problem that was not created yesterday.  It has been a problem that has plagued all humanity. Probably the best way to describe this ubiquitous problem is to think about parents and children. A parent gives the child […]

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Two word prayers

Our daughter had twins who were in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit called the NICU for four weeks. They were tiny – these two – a little boy 3 pounds 7 ounces and a baby girl 3 pounds.  We praise the doctors and nurses for their care and skill, but we praise God most of […]

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Karen’s Life Sketch

On this, the first day of 2017, it seems an appropriate time to share my life sketch.  Rather than looking forward to the new year, I am looking back over my life and analyzing it.  There have been physical changes ~ for sure.  And life is filled with emotional experiences bringing you happiness and sorrow […]

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