Time With God
It is a tragedy that the cares of this world and the unconscious tyranny of the urgent often displace our time with God. This critical realisation indicates how important God has become to us!
Our world's needs are enormous, and at times, overwhelming. We need to view them through God's compassionate eyes and heart. One of this Blog's aim is to bring a few of these intractable issues to our awareness for prayer, and if necessary, action.
The Tarantula Nebula.
The Tarantula Nebula is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 180 thousand light-years away. Within the Tarantula (NGC 2070), intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks from the central young cluster of massive stars, cataloged as R136, energise the nebular glow and shape the spidery filaments. The frame includes the site of the closest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A (right of centre). The rich field of view spans about 1 degree or 2 full moons, in the southern constellation Dorado. Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo.
This 900 year-old antique Chinese Northern Song dynasty (960 to 1127 AD) porcelain bowl fetched $38 million at Sotheby’s on 3 October 2017. Blue-green brush washers are shallow porcelain bowls used in ancient China to clean calligraphy and paint brushes. These bowls were fired in the famous kilns of Ruzhou, in the central Chinese province of Henan. The Ru guanyao, or "ice crackle" style of the porcelain bowl is known for the cracked glaze's ability to reflect light; when pieces are pulled from kiln fires, and the different contractions of the pottery and the glaze cause cracks during the cooling process. Since 1940, only six Ru ceramics have appeared at auctions.
The Hmong ethnic group living chiefly in China and Southeast Asia and speaking one of the Hmong-Mien languages (also known as Miao-Yao). Since the late 18th century, the Hmong alone among the Miao groups have slowly migrated out of the southern provinces of China, where about 2.7 million still remain. The Hmong practice the shifting cultivation of unirrigated upland crops; buckwheat, barley, and millet grown at the highest altitudes, and rice and corn at lower elevations. The two main cultural divisions are the White and the Green or Blue Hmong, referring to the colour of women’s clothing. The White Hmong traditionally lived in separate villages, rarely intermarry, and speaks different dialects from the Blue Hmong.
The flag of Iceland was officially adopted on June 19, 1915. The cross design is modelled after the Danish flag. The colour red is said to symbolise the island's active volcanoes; white the ice and snow that covers most of the country, and blue is symbolic of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean.
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Your brain starts slowing down at the ripe old age of 24, but peaks for different cognitive skills at different ages. In fact, at any given age, you’re likely getting better at some things and worse at others. An extreme case is vocabulary skills which may peak as late as the early 70s!
He will share in Christ's glory who, through being formed in Christ, has received renewal by the Spirit and has preserved it, and so has attained to ineffable deification. No one, there, will be one with Christ or be a member of Christ, if he has not become even here a receiver of grace and has not, thereby, become 'transformed by the renewing of his mind' (Romans 12:2).
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