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Then I saw new heavens and a new earth. The former heavens and the former earth had passed away, and the sea existed no longer. I also saw a new Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God, beautiful as a bride and groom on their wedding day. And I heard a loud voice calling from the throne, “Look! God’s Tabernacle is among humankind! God will live with them; they will be God’s people, and God will be fully present among them. The Most High will wipe away eve
But now, Leah and Rachel and Jacob, hear the word of YHWH— the One who created you ,the One who fashioned you, Israel: Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. ~ Isaiah 43:1 Like many woodpeckers, Melanerpes carolinus has red on it’s head. It is one of the most distinctive characteristics about the bird, but since the name Red-headed Woodpecker was already deservedly taken by a bird with a fully red-colored head, the bird was named R
Jesus replied, “Martha, Martha! You’re anxious and upset about so many things, but only a few things are necessary—really only one. Mary has chosen the better part, and she won’t be deprived of it.” ~ Luke 10:41-42 I have some empathy for Martha. When I really want to hear God speak to me, I tend to need to be busy doing something else. It might be as simple as walking when praying, but my monkey mind seems to be always demanding a banana. The problem that Martha seems to hav
Then, to Thomas, Jesus said, “Take your finger and examine my hands. Put your hand into my side. Don’t persist in your unbelief, but believe!” Thomas said in response, “My Savior and my God!” ~John 20:27-28 Birdwatching is an interesting mix of science and passion. This makes ornithology one branch of scientific research where amateurs can make significant contributions. This is referred to as citizen science. Cornell University not only offers a degree in ornithology, it als