The Cosmic Traffic Jam

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If you live anywhere in the path of totality for next Monday’s total solar eclipse, you have no doubt been hearing about it for many months. Here in eastern Idaho, it’s all-eclipse-all-the-time! A family about ten miles south of where I live happens to own a butte along with a lot of additional land – … Continued

The Calm Before…..

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Well, I don’t know if it’s exactly a storm – but in just a few short weeks the pace will pick up for many! School will be starting again. Along with classes come the many associated activities like sports and marching band. Lessons. Scouting. Many churches who take a summer break from choir, Sunday School, … Continued

New Every Morning

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The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23

Big Shows Up Above

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The night sky in August will be serving up some exciting sights! Aside from the eclipse on the 21st, astronomers say the Perseid meteor shower – an annual event which takes place each August – will be the brightest in recorded human history. I haven’t been able to find any information explaining why this shower, … Continued

Summer!

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Depending on where you live, it may have already felt like summer for quite a while……or perhaps you’re still waiting for warm temperatures to arrive. Either way (and though Memorial Day has become the unofficial beginning of the summer season), today it arrives in earnest! Fun fact about the summer solstice: though this is the longest … Continued

Happy May Day

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Happy May Day! As much as I enjoy the beautiful show nature stages every autumn, for me nothing beats the flowering trees and shrubs of spring. Particularly lovely are the blossoms on crab trees. The display doesn’t last long, which only makes it more special. I’ve planted crab trees at each of my homes. In … Continued

Arbor Day

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Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky. Kahlil Gibran Today is Arbor Day! The origins of this observance go back a long time – to Nebraska in 1872. More than a million trees were planted across the Cornhusker State on that single day. The idea spread not only to the rest of the … Continued