Father of the Fatherless

Like most observing nights, the teenagers came to visit. The hole in the tropical sky held long enough for a window to Saturn and Mars. Three boys and a couple girls grew to a dozen or so. A staff member sent her daughter. The old 8 inch telescope shows wear… Continue reading

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Love and Obey: Report on Jan-Mar 2017 Mission Trip

This trip marks a significant change as the calling to become a more consistent part of the ministry Institute of Foundational Learning has become apparent. The report provides a summary of the trip and steps being taken to move forward. 2017 Jan Mar Mission Rpt PDF Continue reading

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The Love of Teaching

A young girl and her father, Ian, had joined a larger group of campers for a week of observing the heavens. My wife and I were part of the group. The father’s daughter caught my attention. Her incredible energy level was obvious with lap after lap of bike riding. Laura was also… Continue reading

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The Lunar In-Your-Face Signpost

It is so wonderful to have a “close” indicator of God’s hand in the heavens. The moon, because of its orbital characteristics, is easy to see. As a matter of fact, it’s really hard to miss. It’s light fills the sky during at least a third of the moon cycle… Continue reading

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Struggling To Get Peace Within

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I have had observers of the night skies tell me that they get some measure of peace by looking at the stars. A few even say it is almost a religious experience. Of course, others seek that kind of peace other ways through pleasure and success. Still others hunt for it… Continue reading

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