Sparkling Orion with the Man

There he was. Orion was bright and shining for us to admire from our bedroom window.  The entire sky was bursting with starlight at 3:30 a.m.  The Pleiades, mentioned in scripture, was easy to find, and Sirius was his brightest self among the visible stars. The ice storm was over,… Continue reading

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Never Too Late

Have you ever thought like this: “It is too late for me.” It is not uncommon. The thoughts that follow are like these: My life is too messed up. There is too much sin. There are too many mistakes. There are too many broken relationships and too much damage. It… Continue reading

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White Wisp to Colored Jewel

There is a little nebula between the star “Altair” and the constellation “Cygnus” that is a wisp of white with a small telescope. Careful eyes will find it seems to have ends that are brighter around a contracted middle. The little observing sheet shows a quick sketch of this pretty… Continue reading

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Sky Emeralds in the Rough

The night was near perfect. No wind. No clouds. Equipment was working. Both of us wanted to observe part of God’s creation and sketch it. The choice was what we call “God’s Emerald” or M57 ( the Ring Nebula). It’s a popular object to observe, but live and in color it… Continue reading

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Little Duckies Asterism

Most folks are shocked and wowed at big things. We tend to be naturally partial to things or people with importance, authority, wealth, and fame. The little person is lost in the clutter. And, believe it or not, most folks–even among the famous–feel lonely in the heart UNTIL something happens… Continue reading

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