Friday, 22 February, 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.
Do You Need Blood Pressure Drugs?

Do You Need Blood Pressure Drugs?

A little more than a year ago, the blood pressure guidelines were updated. This meant that 31.3 million more Americans were newly considered to have high blood pressure. The problem, say experts, is that a lot of those consumers—and their healthcare providers—weren’t sure whether they were supposed to start taking blood-pressure-lowering drugs. “Whenever

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A Local's Guide To Palermo, Sicily

A Local’s Guide To Palermo, Sicily

Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in

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Sturgeon

Sturgeon

Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. Their evolution dates back to the Triassic some 245 to 208 million years ago. The family is grouped into four genera: Acipenser, Hugo, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. Four species may now be extinct. Two closely related species, Polyodon spathula (American paddlefish) and Psephurus gladius (Chinese

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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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