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This Weeks Memory Verse: U is for…

“Until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18

A Psalm 113:3 Moment

A Psalm 113:3 Moment


Hymn of the Week: “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” (Matheson/Peace)

O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give thee back the life I owe, That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray, That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead, And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

On This Day in 1968…

…the crew of Apollo 8 sent back this Christmas Eve broadcast. Here are Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman reading from Genesis 1.

With all of the technological advances since 1968, the science community, and our country at large, has only managed to get further and further from the truth.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory…and from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:1-18

The babe in the manger was no less than the Creator of it all.

Happy Thanksgiving and Hau’ oli la hanau, Uncle Jody!

Today, all of our extended family members will be gathered around mainland tables with other family members and we’re really missing everyone, so here’s a “Happy Thanksgiving” to all the families out there enjoying our Lord’s gracious bounty and rich togetherness. Also, a special shout out to my big brother, Jody, the second-best fisherman in the family and definitely the best photographer, whose birthday it is and who just posted this awesome video of some of his photos on Youtube that I wanted to share with the world (or at least the 3450 countries that have come across this blog). You can see more of his work at http://www.sierramountainphotography.com/

F is for…

If you are a GMK follower you should already have this week’s verse memorized.
I quote it weekly under Psalm 113:3 Moments. Unfortunately I wasn’t taking pictures of the sunsets this week because the photo memory on my iphone is completely full! So here’s a sunset pic from a few months ago I found while deleting hundreds of other sunsets from my phone.

F is for… “From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3


Hymn of the Week: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (Beethoven/Van Dyke)

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

(You can add your favorite hymns to our list by clicking here: hooray-for-hymns

From the setting of the sun to its rising…

…”the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3

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Okay, I know I got my settings and risings mixed up but that’s because we found extra opportunity this week to praise the name of the Lord during the night. So instead of giving you a sunset (or sunrise) of the week picture, you’re getting a slide show (compliments of NASA) of some images from within Cygnus, the Swan constellation. We’re spending a lot of time looking at Cygnus the next couple weeks because we are participating in the Great World Wide Star Count. This means making a report on the number of stars we can see within the Cygnus constellation on any given night between October 5 and 19. You can participate in the star count too, by clicking on the following link:starcount

Also, congratulations to Titus and Joel who can now identify 8 of these constellations by sight in the night sky! A quarter of the way toward our goal!

Psalm 113:3 from 13,796

Finally made it up for a spectacular sunrise.  And by “up” I don’t mean out of bed.  I mean up to to the top of Mauna Kea which soars to nearly 14, 000 feet above sea level.  We’d seen sunsets from there before but catching a sunrise required getting the family up at 2:30 in the morning and driving over 2 hours to the top.  Just the beginning of a big astronomy field trip yesterday.  But definitely the highlight and definitely reason to say…”From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!Image

 

Praise the name of the Lord!

“From the rising of the sun to it’s setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!”

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Along with the weekly sunset shot (by the way, we call writing with coral on lava rock ‘Hawaiian graffiti’), I wanted to post another inspirational link that I think brings glory to the Creator in a very powerful way. If you have a quiet moment sit back and marvel at some of the awesome works of our Lord. Try to watch to the very end. You WILL be amazed and have yet another reason to PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD!

But before you watch, remember our memory verse of the week? B is for:
“By him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, AND IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER…For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, MAKING PEACE BY THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS.” -Colossians 1:16-20
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