Category Archives: catastrophe

Eyes of Green….dedicated to our Philippine friends

Dealing with disaster from a biblical perspective helps in this respect: we know we live in a fallen world. It’s broken. While creation shows incredible beauty and intricacy, it also shows that something is deadly wrong. So when disaster strikes, … Continue reading

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Oh, It’s Just a Moon Rising

It has been a wet Spring and Summer with few clear nights, but July 23 (a day after full moon) had a moonrise through bands of clouds. I did a quick sketch. It is a common sight, but is it … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen–A Serene Night When Moore OK is Suffering

The juxtaposition of good and bad things together causes a real tension in most people. However, the widespread news of a disaster (like the F5 tornado in Moore Oklahoma) and something totally wonderful bring the question home. My wife and … Continue reading

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A Red-Green Jewel High in the Sky

The transparency of the heavens and the atmosphere is by design. Our God’s most magnificent universe system permits safe and exciting viewing from almost any place on the planet. I could put this in highly technical terms but it is … Continue reading

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An Origin Context for Observing Atlas, Hercules, and the “Ghost”

A new lunar crescent is a sight to behold, but most folks miss it because it is low in the sky around sunset. Observing during the first few days of the lunar cycle (usually day 3 to 6) permits observation of craters in … Continue reading

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Galaxies to the North and the God of Creation

It was a straight forward observing night. The 8 inch Celestron and astro video gear worked as expected. The mount behaved. The first target was M106–not far from the key stars of Ursa Major or the Big Dipper. I sat … Continue reading

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Quite Majestic Heavens in a Raging Sea of Circumstances

Today I quietly watched and listened to my wife. The second and third days after chemo are usually the worst, but she was talking about getting things to put on 4 pallets for our friends in Uganda, sorting more things … Continue reading

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