The Maker of the Circle

The last shred of orange glow from the sun was receding above the tree line. I was in no hurry to drink the cup of fresh coffee. Only one bat was dive-bombing the Spring insects. The sky was clear and the winds were calm. I didn’t even need a jacket.… Continue reading

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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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