Who am I? Am I what I do? Or what others say about me? Or am I what I have? A positive reply to these questions would be disastrous to our significance. The simple answer is that God loved us first, and it is up to us to reclaim that First Love. We are God’s beloved and this remains an indisputable fact through eternity.
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- Ephesians 4:29 Wednesday, 19 September, 2018“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
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Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic Ring.
Image Credit: X-ray: Chandra (NASA, CXC, INAF, A. Wolter et al.); Optical: Hubble (NASA, STScI). The rim of the blue galaxy on the right is an immense ring-like structure 150,000 light years in diameter composed of newly formed, extremely bright, massive stars. AM 0644-741 was caused by an immense galaxy collision. When galaxies collide, they pass through each other - their individual stars rarely come into contact. The ring-like shape is the result of the gravitational disruption caused by an entire small intruder galaxy passing through a large one. When this happens, interstellar gas and dust become condensed, causing a wave of star formation to move out from the impact point like a ripple across the surface of a pond. The likely intruder galaxy is on the left of this image. X-ray light is shown in pink and depicts places where energetic black holes or neutron stars, likely formed shortly after the galaxy collision, reside.
- NASA Updates Preview Briefing for International Space Station Spacewalks, Live Coverage Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Experts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
- NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter Monday, 17 September, 2018Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”
- MarCO Makes Space for Small Explorers Thursday, 13 September, 2018A pair of NASA CubeSats flying to Mars are opening a new frontier for small spacecraft.
- Martian Skies Clearing over Opportunity Rover Tuesday, 11 September, 2018As the skies above Opportunity continue to clear, engineers at JPL are increasing the frequency of commands asking the solar-powered rover to communicate with Earth.
The Human Brain
Insulin while regulating blood sugar in the human body is also responsible for better memory.
- Resources available for a public health approach to suicide Wednesday, 19 September, 2018The federally funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers training, publications and more.
- APA fellow unlocks consumer shopping behavior Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Yarrow predicts the retailers who survive will be those who appreciate their shoppers’ potent desire for an engaging and validating experience in the marketplace.
- 3 ways to be a more sustainable coffee drinker Wednesday, 19 September, 20183 ways you can help ensure the future of coffee.Bambi Semroc
- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Monday, 17 September, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Olivia DeSmit
The Khasi people (Children of the Seven Huts) are an indigenous ethnic group of Meghalaya in north-eastern India, with a significant population in the bordering state of Assam, and in certain parts of Bangladesh. They are the native people of Meghalaya and are the largest ethnic group in the state. Their language, Khasi, is categorised as the northernmost Austroasiatic language. The main crops produced by the Khasi people are betel leaf, areca nut, oranges, local rice and vegetables.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 14 September, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Watch - Leptospirosis in Israel Friday, 14 September, 2018There is an outbreak of leptospirosis in northern Israel (Golan Heights). Travelers at highest risk are those exposed to contaminated fresh water like lakes and rivers in the affected area, such as through swimming, wading, kayaking, or rafting.
- Some 141,410 displaced in Ethiopia's Somali region after recent conflict eruption Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services significantly understaffed. There are pressing humanitarian needs for women and children. Highlights • Approximately 141,410 people were displaced in Somali region after conflict erupted on 4 August. The conflict led to the exodus of government […]
- ACNUR y OIM nombran un representante especial para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Source: International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) El guatemalteco Eduardo Stein promoverá un enfoque regional coherente y armonizado a la situación de los venezolanos y trabajará para promover el diálogo y el consenso en la respuesta humanitaria.Ginebra – El ACNUR, la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los […]
National Flag of Monaco
The national flag of Monaco has two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white, both of which have been the heraldic colours of the House of Grimaldi since at least 1339. The present bicolour design was adopted on April 4, 1881, under Prince Charles III. The flag of Monaco is graphically identical to the flag of Indonesia, with a slight difference only in its dimension ratio. The Flag of Poland has similar dimensions but has the colours reversed: white on top and red on the bottom.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, sexual assault, and physical assault, […]
- Norway - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Thursday, 13 September, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Norway. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Norway: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the […]
- Iran Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran (except for areas of the country where advice against all travel is already in place); all British nationals should consider carefully the risks of travelling to IranGOV.UK
- Niger Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Latest update: Terrorism section - revised information on kidnappingGOV.UK
Work of Art
Designed by Alma Pihl, the only female and one of the best known Fabergé workmasters, as a gift to Maria Feodorovna by her son, Tsar Nicholas II, in 1913. The exterior of the egg resembles frost and ice crystals formed on clear glass. It is studded with 1,660 diamonds and is made from quartz, platinum, and orthoclase. The surprise is a miniature flower basket studded with 1,378 diamonds and is made from platinum and gold, while the flowers are made of white quartz and the leaves are made of demantoid. The flowers lie in gold moss. The egg is 102 millimetres high. It was reported that the buyer was Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, who paid $9.6 million in 2002.
- ignorance is blissYou can say "ignorance is bliss" when you want to say that not knowing about something unpleasant can be better than knowing about it and worrying about it.
Pray for Christians in Kenya
AL-SHABAAB EXECUTED TWO BUS PASSENGERS WHO WERE BELIEVERS. Click on the image to read more.