Jewels of the Night

Observation note: September 13, 2009 was clearer than most recent nights at our observing site. The late summer evening sky was bright with stars, a reasonable outline of the Milky Way could be seen, and it was a pleasant 60 degrees. The problem was not whether to observe, but what… Continue reading

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Summer Color in the South

How Grand is Your God? Our stellar neighborhood begs to be discovered, but its color could not be seen very well until the last century. One can look at the stars and see stars that appear yellow or red or orange; the moon appears full of whites and greys; occasional… Continue reading

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Full Moon in Foreground Light

July 6, 2009 about 9:45 pm EDT; 15 minute sketch   8×56 binocular & eyes alone Pastels on light grey paper   We were outside to catch a glimpse of the international space station that was to appear in the SW but clouds had overtaken that part of the sky.… Continue reading

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Three Second Chess

Is worship a way of life or only something done in church and meetings? The scriptures make it clear that worship is a walking relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a loving purposeful acknowledgement of Him anywhere, which is usually not in religious meetings. So work, hobbies, and even the… Continue reading

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A Child’s Life and the Trifid’s Gleam

The Story and Lesson.   About 2000 years ago Jairus and his wife, filled with a mixture of intense emotions, ushered Jesus Christ to the bedside of their daughter, who lay lifeless. Her dying process had precipitated a rush to find Jesus in time, so He could come and heal… Continue reading

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