Just the Work of His Finger

The poetic but accurate description of the power of God’s hand is in the well-known verse Psalm 8 that is placed on the observing sheet below. The “little” barred galaxy is one of several types in the heavens. It is not realistically fathomable that all the galaxies and each of… Continue reading

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What’s a Life to God?

There are two answers to the question. One answer is the popular one, but I will present it without the fancy talk so you can see to the heart of what it means. It is the one taught in textbooks in most school systems but is usually placed near definitions of… Continue reading

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Living on the Edge

Looking into the heavens can cause an observer to think about what it is like to see beyond anything that can possibly be reached. The sense of awe sometimes leaves when parts of the heavens seem to become familiar, but the facts in inescapable: we won’t get to see most objects… Continue reading

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Galaxy Point of View

NGC 3628 is a beautiful galaxy to see. While it is faint and requires averted vision with a medium-sized telescope, astro-video permits a little better view and gives a little color since mine has a color-sensitive chip. You can see the sketch below that I did using an 8 inch telescope… Continue reading

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“Black Eye” Galaxy and the Fear of the Lord

We think of fear as fright or terror. It is usually an unwelcome thing unless it is part of a story that is separated from us. The fear of the Lord is different–deeper in meaning and wider in application. It is closer to super-respect. It is a healthy but profound… Continue reading

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