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Starry Starry Night

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Title: Starry Starry Night Materials: Watercolor paintings Artwork…

Capturing Creation

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What is the point of admiring a piece of art if we don’t praise the artist? I’m always in awe when I’m surrounded by the works of His hands. Not just because they look stunning, but also because they remind me of how magnificent our Creator is and that in His greatness and splendor, He chose me to be His son.

Why did God Create a World that He Knew was Going to Go Wrong eventually?

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This introduction that you’re reading now is really my third. Twice, I wrote a few paragraphs, only to remove them after finding that they were going nowhere. Despite having spent a couple of hours coming up with the first two versions, it wasn’t really difficult to click on “delete”. I mean, why continue something that is flawed?

Why Does It Have To Be This Way?

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Life. It’s unpredictable. Some days it’s peaceful, other days it’s tumultuous. Sometimes it’s beautiful, other times it’s dreary. Some of us enjoy good health and long life, some of us suffer continually and die early. Ever paused and asked why?

ODJ: God won’t fit

Years ago, when our youngest son was 5, Seth asked during breakfast, “What day is it? Am I going to school today?” “Yes, it’s Tuesday,” my wife answered. An excited smile broke across Seth’s face. “Tuesday?! Today is sharing day!” I asked Seth what he was supposed to share. “Something that begins with the letter D,” he said. I grinned. &l

ODJ: marvel amid the mess

It’s the kind of photo that compels even tough guys to use words like women? They’ll say adorable “Awwwww” and precious in one long, . And many heartrending syllable while clutching at their hearts and contorting their faces into maudlin expressions. Okay, okay, the image is sweet. We get it. But what is it? It’s a toddler—a perfectly earnest

ODJ: bring on the bees

Bees can identify certain scents from nearly 3 miles away. Because of their keen sense of smell, ability to fly and minimal bodyweight, they make ideal bomb-sniffers. Croatian scientist Nikola Kezic has trained bees to detect TNT—an explosive used in his country’s many active landmines. He trains the bees by mixing tiny amounts of TNT with sugar. When the bees are released over a min

ODJ: God’s front porch

NASA astronaut Gene Cernan is known as the last man to walk on the moon. In 1972 he was the commander of Apollo 17. He and his crew voyaged to the moon and spent 22 hours exploring the lunar surface. When asked what it’s like to stand on the moon, Cernan responded, “Looking back to see the earth in all of its fullness and beauty was like looking out from God’s front porch.”

ODB: The Wonder Of Sight

On the livescience.com website, I read something pretty amazing: “If you were standing atop a mountain surveying a larger-than-usual patch of the planet, you could perceive bright lights hundreds of miles distant.