Friday, 18 January, 2019
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.
The Piscis Austrinus Constellation

The Piscis Austrinus Constellation

Piscis Austrinus is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. The name is Latin for “the southern fish,” in contrast with the larger constellation Pisces, which represents a pair of fishes. Prior to the 20th century, it was also known as Piscis Notius. Piscis Austrinus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it

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The Five Genetically Modified Fruit

The Five Genetically Modified Fruit

Genetically modified foods are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering as opposed to traditional crossbreeding. In the U.S., the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration favour the use of the term genetic engineering over genetic modification as being more precise; the USDA

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Childhood Infections Associated With Risk Of Subsequent Mental Disorders

Childhood Infections Associated With Risk Of Subsequent Mental Disorders

Infections during childhood are linked to an elevated risks for mental disorders, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry. “The etiology of mental disorders is rather unknown, and several studies have indicated that the immune system may play a role in at least a subgroup of individuals with mental disorders,” said

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China’s Actions Could Be Precursors To Genocide

China’s Actions Could Be Precursors To Genocide

Uighur leaders have called on democratic governments to confront China over its treatment of ethnic minority Uighur Muslims, saying the government’s actions against the ethnic minority group are “precursors to genocide.” On a visit to Australia, leaders of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), based in Washington, said governments, businesses, academics

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Viburnum

Viburnum

Viburnum is a genus of about 150–175 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. Its current classification is based on molecular phylogeny. It was previously included in the family Caprifoliaceae. The member species are native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America, Ukraine, Russia, and South East Asia. In Africa, the genus is

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The Pisces Constellation

The Pisces Constellation

Pisces is a constellation of the zodiac. Its name is the Latin plural for fish. Pisces is located northeast of Aquarius and to the northwest of the constellation Cetus the Sea-monster. Other constellations bordering Pisces are Triangulum, Andromeda, Pegasus and Aries. The ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect within this constellation and in Virgo. It

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WSJ Investigation: China Offered To Bail Out 1MDB

WSJ Investigation: China Offered To Bail Out 1MDB

Senior Chinese leaders offered in 2016 to help bail out a Malaysian government fund at the centre of a swelling, multibillion-dollar graft scandal, according to minutes from a series of previously undisclosed meetings reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Chinese officials told visiting Malaysians that China would use its influence to

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21 UK Winter Walks With A Wow Factor

21 UK Winter Walks With A Wow Factor

The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh

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The Substance of Humility

The Substance of Humility

Philippians 2: 1 – 11. Humility and the human spiritual condition are inextricably interconnected. In fallen humanity, they become mutually exclusive, habitually confounding genuine obedience with superficial conformity; profoundly confronting our behavioural inconsistencies through our insecurities toward individualism and subterfuge. Nevertheless, the Apostle Paul urged the Philippian believers to adopt

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