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The Sun Stood Still and Other Places Too – Part 2

In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, two stories appeared in print about a computer finding a missing day. The first is told by Harold Hill in his book, How to Live Like a King’s Kid. In Hill’s own words: When NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center here at Greenbelt, Md. first went on the air, a horrendous technical boo-boo surfaced, causing a complete shutdown [of the computer] after less than an hour’s operation. I was…

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Facts That Cut the Mustard

• The recipe for yellow mustard: ground mustard seed, water, vinegar, and turmeric. • Yellow mustard gets its color from the spice turmeric, not from the mustard seed. This addition was the idea of food manufacturer George French in 1904 to market his (still best-selling) French’s Mustard. • Mustard seed was first cultivated in India in about 3000 B.C. Romans brought it west to Britain, where it was used as a pickling agent. • Ground…

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St. Patrick – A Man of the Book

Webster’s New World Dictionary says: “Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17, observed by the Irish in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland” But Eavey’s History of Christian Education says: “Patrick went to Ireland from England about the year 432 and evangelized the country. Though a man of limited educational opportunity, he encouraged learning, laying the foundation for an Irish church that was devoted to the Word of God. A man of the…

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One Language to Rule Us All

According to the Bible, God introduced different human languages at Babel about 4,000 years ago. This brought about a dispersal and migration of the people assembled there, in accord with His original command to fill the earth. In contrast, evolutionary linguists believe that all languages developed over the last 12,000 years. If the creation model of recent migration is true, one might expect to find regional languages that obviously came from the same language families…

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How the Esperanto Language Came to Be

Eliezer Levi Samenhof was a Russian Jew growing up in the city of Bialystok (in modern-day Poland, then a part of the Russian Empire) in the 1870’s. The majority of Bialystok’s citizens were Jews, but the city was also home to large numbers of ethnic Germans, Russians, and Poles who spoke their own languages and lived in their own distinct communities within the city. There was a lot of hostility between these groups and violence…

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  • Psalm 25:14-15 October 17, 2021
    “The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.”
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