The Science Of Sinning Less

The Science Of Sinning Less

The Science Of Sinning Less. Self-control and science make for an interesting study and outcome. When does spirituality act on its own in the area of self-control, or does science have a part to play in it? Is there a need for us to be intentional about self-control, or do[…]

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Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum. The Bulbophyllum orchid genus is the largest in the orchid family, with over 1800 species, and it’s the third largest genus of plants of any kind. Species of this genus are distributed worldwide, with the greatest diversity in Papua New Guinea, where they are thought to have originated. These sympodial plants[…]

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Magnetar SGR 1806-20.

Magnetar SGR 1806-20

Magnetar SGR 1806-20. SGR 1806-20 is a magnetar about 50,000 light-years from Earth. It is a rare type of neutron star, a stellar remnant of a dying star with a particularly powerful magnetic field strong enough to destroy your old floppy disk collection from millions of miles away. When smaller[…]

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A Just and Compassionate God.

A Just and Compassionate God

A Just and Compassionate God. Psalm 146. The Psalmist first reminded us by his perceptive appreciation of God’s absolute trustworthiness and almighty creative power by comparing these eternal attributes with man’s innate follies (Ps 146:6). This portrayal of our Creator, as the be-all-and-end-all of man’s ultimate hope is future-oriented, and[…]

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The Truth About Superfoods.

The Truth About Superfoods

The Truth About Superfoods. Superfoods! Do they really do what their promoters claim they could do nutritionally within our complex physiological system? Or are they just a placebo – producing a psychologically induced feel good effect? And once bought into, it can drain one of hundreds of dollars, if not[…]

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Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteracaea, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in) diameter or up to 30 cm[…]

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The History of the Anthrax Bacterium

The History of the Anthrax Bacterium

The History of the Anthrax Bacterium. Anthrax refers to the disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. These bacteria form what is called an endospore which is a long-lived structure that can withstand very destructive environments. And it is these spores that have the ability to cause lethal infections. It is rarely seen[…]

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Our Identity in Christ.

Our Identity in Christ

Our Identity in Christ. Galatians 2: 11 – 21 The underlying cause of this deeply embarrassing event between the Apostles Peter and Paul at Antioch, resurfaced in the Galatian Church, and Paul’s account in his Letter to them holds significant lessons for our instruction. Without doubt, it sheds light on[…]

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Bipolar Support.

Bipolar Support

Bipolar Support. Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may[…]

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) is apparently also red hot, where the highest temperatures ever observed on the planet were recently detected in the region above the ginormous storm. It is a massive storm about twice the diameter of Earth that lies in lowest layer of[…]

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Aster

Aster

Aster. Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, encompassing around 180 species, all but one of which are restricted to Eurasia. The name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek meaning “star,” referring to the shape of the flower head. Another common name is Michaelmas daisy. Many[…]

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The Spirit of Obedience

The Spirit of Obedience

The Spirit of Obedience. 2 Corinthians 3. Reading through the Biblical accounts of God’s people in the Old Testament presents an invariable notion that obedience to Yahweh is never a forgone conclusion. God’s language recorded by Isaiah illustrated His frustrations and anger: He called them a rebellious people, deceitful children,[…]

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Where Your Country Ranks on Retirement

Where Your Country Ranks on Retirement

Where Your Country Ranks on Retirement. 43 nations have been included in this global retirement index for 2016 prepared by Natixis Global Asset Management. It is ranked according to health (life expectancy, health expenditure per capita, non-insured health expenditure), finances in retirement (old-age dependency, bank non-performing loans, inflation, interest rates,[…]

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Mister God

Mister God

Mister God. When you are little you ‘understand’ Mr God… Later on you understand Him to be a bit different… Even though you understand Him, He does not seem to understand you! … In whatever way or state you understand Mister God, so you diminish His size… So Mister God[…]

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The Pain of God

The Pain of God

The Pain of God The heart of the gospel was revealed to me as ‘the pain of God.’ I am filled with gratitude because I was allowed to experience the depth of God’s heart with Jeremiah. We dare to speak about this ‘pain of God,’ for, to use Calvin’s words,[…]

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Juno Reaches Jupiter

Juno Reaches Jupiter

Juno Reaches Jupiter The Juno mission, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA was launched on Aug. 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Juno is part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program, directed from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for the agency’s[…]

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Brain-Eating Ameoba

Brain-Eating Ameoba

Brain-Eating Ameoba The recent death of a teenager contracting this disease at a North Carolina Water Park has again brought this fatal illness to the forefront this summer. Naegleria fowleri, colloquially known as the “brain-eating amoeba,” is a species of the genus Naegleria, belonging to the phylum Percolozoa. It is[…]

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Are Sunscreens Being Used Correctly?

Are Sunscreens Being Used Correctly?

Are Sunscreens Being Used Correctly? With rising temperatures worldwide, and possibly more sunny weather this summer than usual, sunscreens may be a necessity for those who desire longer exposure to its rays. In this short advisory in preparation for a scorching summer, various medical professionals who specialize in skin cancers[…]

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Lilac

Lilac

Lilac Syringa vulgaris or common lilac is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills. This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe, as well as much of[…]

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The Invisible War on the Brain

The Invisible War on the Brain

The Invisible War on the Brain This National Geographic article is Part 2 of “Behind the Mask: Revealing the Trauma of War” posted yesterday. It specifically deals with the effects of blast force on soldiers, created by all sorts of artillery pieces, irrespective of land, air or sea. The reality[…]

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Trauma Memories Revisited

Trauma Memories Revisited. Trauma memories are a category on their own as far as ordinary memory coding goes; there will be bits that will be elicited with vividness and other pieces of important information that seem to have just escaped the coding processes. As we do not often forget traumatic[…]

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God Loving The World

God Loving The World One of the most surprising twists of John 3:16 is that we are told God loves the world. We might be tempted to think that there is much about the world for God to love. The problem is that for all that is good and interesting[…]

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Inescapable Holiness

Inescapable Holiness

Inescapable Holiness. Joshua 5:13 – 6:21.                   The Israelite invasion party was camped at a safe distance outside Jericho. Joshua was pensive, as he stood alone looking towards the city, and probably wondering how they could possibly overcome its impregnable fortification. Nothing[…]

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