“Astronomers discover our long-lost ‘solar twin’”

Jupiter and Io

  This is potentially really important.  It's certainly interesting: http://news.sciencemag.org/space/2015/07/astronomers-discover-our-long-lost-solar-twin  Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico    … [Read more...]

New Testament 204

Detail of "Christ before Pilate"

  Luke 12:49-53Compare Matthew 10:34-36; Mark 10:38 Having faith in Christ, living the Gospel, and enjoying fellowship with the Saints is, on the whole, a prescription for peace and happiness. But it can sometimes be distinctly otherwise. There are people out there who really dislike our faith and our church, and they're not always nice about it. The Gospel brings unity, but, in this life, it also creates … [Read more...]

“Elder Andersen meets Jerusalem mayor during Israel visit”

N. L. Andersen, of Q of 12

   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/elder-andersen-meets-jerusalem-mayor-during-israel-visit  Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico    … [Read more...]

Thursday in Santa Fe

Canyon Rd. Santa Fe NM

  I continue my quest to be your sole source not only for political and religious viewpoints, but movies, operas, restaurants, and travel destinations.  Now you can concentrate on your job and family, and leave all that other stuff -- like thinking -- to me. After all, I'm a blogger.  I'm online.  Isn't that all the qualification I need? So, on to business: Today was an excellent day for food. Santa Fe has some fine eat … [Read more...]

On really seeing things

Mt. Pedernal

  When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.  (Georgia O'Keeffe)  Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico    … [Read more...]

“NASA releases first Pluto fly-by images”

Pluto, the former planet

  It's wonderful to be able to see these.  Our ancestors, even a mere generation back, could only imagine and dream of such things: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/07/16/nasa-releases-first-pluto-flyby-images/?intcmp=sbox23_science  Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico    … [Read more...]

New Testament 203

Friberg, Christ appearing to Nephites

   Luke 12:35-48Compare Matthew 24:42-51; 25:1-13; Mark 13:33-37; John 13:4-5 To paraphrase a common saying, "When the time for action arrives, the time for preparation is past," or "When the time of judgment arrives, the time for preparation is past." We lull ourselves into a state of comfortable complacency, assuming that everything will continue as it has long gone, that we have lots of time, that tomorrow will be just like … [Read more...]

Egyptian navy vessel hit by ISIS rocket

The caliph of ISIS

  This is troubling: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3163910/Terror-high-seas-Egyptian-navy-vessel-erupts-huge-fireball-ISIS-carry-rocket-strike-patrol-ship-Mediterranean.html "We will degrade and ultimately destroy" the military capacity of ISIS, President Obama declared back in September of 2014. I'm puzzled about the meaning of the word ultimately in that statement.  Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico  … [Read more...]