Heaven’s Pearls

A few scholars, who were unfamiliar with the heavens, had gathered to see them in a different way. I described a few stars and showed them some of their differences as an appetizer. It was all for preparation to make them hungry to see some of heaven’s pearls. I took them… Continue reading

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A Scene of Simple Stars

Common stars, providing short glimpses of God’s created heavens, often appear during sultry and hazy summer nights. The brightest stars have enough brightness to pierce the haze. This summer the planet Saturn is waltzing through the Scorpius constellation, so the midnight scene yielded a treat for the eyes. Even a low power binocular… Continue reading

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A Trillion Stars in Your Face

Gazing at a galaxy is a distinct privilege. It is one thing to see a picture but entirely another to see one for yourself. One (The Andromeda Galaxy) you can see with your eyes but most take a telescope, and sometimes a very big one. How many stars? As few… Continue reading

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Parable of False Night Light

City lights dazzle the eyes. We gravitate to city lights and light shows. The sparkling colors draw the eyes and change the paths of feet. The more the glitz, the more the the attraction. Artificial light is often associated with safety. The more light, the safer we often feel. The more light, the less… Continue reading

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A Parable About Galaxy Night Light

Over two thirds of the earth’s population lives in metropolitan areas. A vast majority of that population rarely sees the night sky without the heavy effects of light pollution. There is a parable of the heavens in this post, but let us start by introducing an observation sheet and a… Continue reading

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