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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. “See you next Tuesday for lunch.” 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, that we fully intend to keep but for a variety of reasons we […]

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In English, there is a saying that “hindsight is 20:20.” Sometimes we get so frustrated or disillusioned or hurt or grief-stricken or angry that we think that God obviously didn’t know what He was doing when He allowed certain things to happen in our life.  Pretend that you could change your past.  Pretend you could […]

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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 and use 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 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 in these ten rules or commandments. *EPIC is used to describe poems that are lengthy; however, it also means something that is of grand scope. Any task of great magnitude may be called “epic.” Something […]

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The tallest roller coaster in the world is in Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey. It is 456 feet/139 meters high with a maximum drop of 418 feet/127 meters and a maximum speed of 128 mph or 206 km/h. There are thrills on roller coaster rides associated with the ups and downs and twists […]

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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 book of Psalms (pronounced salms ~ the “p” is silent) contains many poems and songs […]

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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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