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Bigger World (05-18-23)

Reality is More than We Perceive

The world is bigger than we think. Beyond the physical world, there is something more. All of our beliefs, values, hopes, dreams—all of it screams to us, calls out to us to wake us to this hidden reality.

“Lif[e] is not just what you see!” If we were only quiet enough to hear our heart song!

And yet—the world is smaller than we think. War, famine, crime, oppression—these big issues are actually smaller than we think. They all start across the street, across the country. If we are worried about the world, then let’s do something about it.

This is part of my Public Domain Derivation Series.

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God’s Moon

God’s moon
His creation
Man’s monument
Our variation

Guardian of night
Obelisk for the dead
Reflecting light
Lifting our heads

The best of us
Cannot touch the skies
Cannot pierce the veil
Where God Himself resides
And so He descends
And walks upon the Earth
And dies for us
To show us our worth

This is part of my “Inspired by Space” Series.

Title: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Full Description: A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen behind the Washington Monument during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Image Number: NHQ201509270103

Date: September 27, 2015


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Death’s Face (05-12-23)

The Face of Death For Many

What does Death look like? Does it look like something familiar, though terrifying in the twilight of life? Is it a strange thing to behold, this thing called “death”? It come[s] both swiftly and slowly, sudden[ly] and begrudgingly. It would seem that Death is rather inconsistent. Perhaps even he struggles to find joy in his work?

This is part of my Public Domain Derivation Series.

Plague Doctor
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Going Back into the Unknown

What awaits us beyond the atmosphere?
Why is it the unknown,
That we most fear?

New stars, new planets—life rediscovered—
At escape velocity,
Our strife is uncovered.

Each of us, exploring creation,
Have fallen short,
In our cosmic relation.

We press on into the space between stars,
Hoping for light,
Knowing that You are never too far.

This is part of my “Inspired by Space” Series.

Title: STS-26 Return to Flight Launch

Full Description: The Return to Flight launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery and its five-man crew from Pad 39B at 11:37 a.m. September 29, 1988, as Discovery embarked on a four- day, one-hour mission.

Image Number: 88PC-1001

Date: September 29, 1988


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God, the Artist

God paints
Whether anyone sees
Anyone appreciates

We taint
Even though He loves
We still hate

Brilliant Creator
Artistic King
Aesthetic qualities
In planetary rings

This is part of my “Inspired by Space” Series.

Title: Saturn’s Rings

Full Description: This Voyager 2 view, focusing on Saturn’s C-ring (and to a lesser extent, the B- ring at top and left) was compiled from three separate images taken through ultraviolet, clear and green filters. On August 23, 1981, when it acquired these frames, Voyager 2 was 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from the planet. In general, C-ring material is very bland and gray, the color of dirty ice. Color differences between this ring and the B-ring indicate differing surface compositions for the material composing these complex structures. More than 60 bright and dark ringlets are evident here; the small, bland squares are caused by the removal of reseau (reference) marks during processing.

Image Number: PIA01531

Date: August 23, 1981


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Perspectives (5-7-23)

Seeing Things From All Sides

Perspective—an universal element that is both common and rare.

We all have our own perspective that seems so self-evident to us.

And yet, the perspectives of others? Might as well be conceptual physics or advanced geometry, taught in Latin.

Of course, as complex as this sounds, it’s not impossible to learn and understand.

It just takes effort, time, and passion.

This is part of my Public Domain Derivation Series.

Three-Dimensional Spaces - The Fourth Dimension and the Bible, p. 14
Copy of my notebook page with the public domain image and my response