Creation is enthralling and mysterious, and the wisdom of God remains perennially unfathomable. To know Him is to barely understand His heart, but to know myself, despite the many regrettable mistakes that have been made, is to understand the sufficiency of His grace, faithfulness, and lovingkindness. My enriching journey with Him took me through the halls of national service (the army), auditing, cross-cultural missionary service, church work, mentoring, psychology, and caregiving. Although now in retirement, I am still very much a learner at heart and an avid reader, and despite the smudges in life, I love it. Eternity then becomes a lifelong expectation.
Puschkinia

Puschkinia

Puschkinia is a genus of three known species of bulbous perennials in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. The genus Puschkinia was erected by Johann Friedrich Adam in 1805, named in honour of the Russian botanist Apollo Mussin-Pushkin. It is native to the Caucasus and the Middle East. Puschkinia scilloides is grown as an ornamental bulbous plant. The leaves are green, strap-like, and grow in pairs. The

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The Sagittarius Constellation

The Sagittarius Constellation

Sagittarius is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for the archer, and its symbol is a stylized arrow. Sagittarius is commonly represented as a centaur pulling back a bow. It lies between Scorpius and Ophiuchus to the west and Capricornus and Microscopium to the east.

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Inspiring Peace Initiatives: SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Inspiring Peace Initiatives: SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 36 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium, with the majority of its 600 employees based in field offices around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe,

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Gazing On The Beauty Of God

Gazing On The Beauty Of God

Psalm 27. This canticle of King David presents us with a sufficiently vivid vignette of his historical lived experience with Yahweh in life’s problematic existence during his reign; specifically related to ‘the day of trouble’ (Ps 27:5; Ps 27:1-3). In the midst of abject turmoil encircling and threatening him, David’s singular request was to be in the Jerusalem tented temple meditating on the beauty of his God (Ps 27:4), a quest towards seeking solutions to his troubles! If

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Sagitta Constellation

The Sagitta Constellation

Sagitta is a dim but distinctive constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for “arrow,” and it should not be confused with the significantly larger constellation Sagittarius, the archer. Although Sagitta is an ancient constellation, it has no star brighter than 3rd magnitude and has the third-smallest area of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). It was

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