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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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Some promises are made without much thought like “See you next Tuesday for lunch.” Being polite, we may say, “Sure, I can come to your party.”  We intend to follow through but something more important might interfere with our plans or we may even forget! Sometimes we make very significant promises, like in our marriage vows. […]

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It seems every culture has a unique way of giving names to their children. Traditionally in the United States women legally change their maiden name to the family name of their husband. Children also take the family name of their father. The given name is considered the first name and the family name (aka surname) is […]

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Are you familiar with The Ten Commandments?  It’s remarkable that right actions toward God and man can be summed up into ten rules or commandments. The word epic* comes to mind when speaking of The Ten Commandments. Everything about them is epic.

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#9 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 Bible contains many poems and songs in a book called Psalms (pronounced salms ~ the “p” […]

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#10 How do you celebrate Christmas?

One of the most famous Christmas stories in the English language is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. It tells of a man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who was very stingy with his money, and who hated Christmas. But in the story he is visited by three “spirits” in a dream: the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, who […]

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#10 Can anyone predict the future?

It is very hard for human beings to predict the future. Many have tried and failed miserably. “A rocket will never be able to leave the earth’s atmosphere.” The New York Times, 1936 “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.” Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977. […]

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Do you believe in miracles?

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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Jesus Lived a Sinless Life

Jesus lived a sinless life ~ he never sinned against God or man. From our every day life and our personal experiences, we are well aware of our inability to keep the spirit of the law and the letter of the law. Many times we compare ourselves to others and think that we are not […]

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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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