Do What God Requires Regardless of Results
Deuteronomy 10:12; Micah 6:8; Romans 6:16; Philippians 2:12
It behooves us to accomplish what God requires of us, even when we are in the greatest despair respecting the results.
John Calvin (1509 – 1564)
NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: Larry Van Vleet. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next to it is a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula is part of a much larger complex of stars and shells. The Bubble Nebula is about ten light-years across towards the constellation of the Queen of Aethiopia (Cassiopeia).
The human brain is extraordinarily complex and consequently can go awry in some spectacular ways. Some of the strangest disorders include exploding head syndrome disorder (hearing phantom explosions in your head), Capgras syndrome (thinking loved ones have been substituted by impostors, robots or aliens), and Cotard’s syndrome (believing you are dead).
The Maya people are a group of Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. They inhabit southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The overarching term "Maya" is a collective designation to include the peoples of the region that share some degree of cultural and linguistic heritage. One of the largest groups of modern Maya can be found in Mexico's Yucatán State and the neighbouring states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and in Belize.
The flag of Liechtenstein consists of two horizontal blue and red bands charged with a gold crown at the canton. Adopted in 1921 after being officially enshrined into the nation's constitution, it has been the flag of the Principality of Liechtenstein since that year. The crown was added to the flag in 1937. The blue represents the sky, while red alludes to the "evening fires" that are lit inside houses throughout the country. The crown epitomizes the "unity of the people and their prince."
Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854–1941) was a French artist of French-Italian parents and was born in Paris on December 11, 1854. He was a populariser of street scenes, usually painted in autumn or winter, of the early 1900s, accurately representing the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses. Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th-century art but for the actual history, which they document. The Paris Arc de Triomphe was painted in 1941. His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.
UPHILL BATTLE FOR JUSTICE FOLLOWING MURDER. Click on the image for more information.