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Space, Dreams and Creation

Today is a big day, and in lots of ways it’s a sad day.  The last Space Shuttle will rocket into the sky around 11 am this morning, weather permitting.

This is a sad thing for me as I have grown up with the Space Shuttle.  This was the topic of my seventh grade science fair project.  I had aspirations for a short time that I would fly on one of those things one day.   Everytime I see the amount of engineering and the amout of design that is in those ships, I just stand and marvel at the amount of creative design and thoughts and the mind power that was used to build those things and to make them fly around the earth! 

So today seems like the end of an era of exploration. But it seems that  exploration is something that has been created inside of us. The abilty to dream and to explore and to create.

And it does seem that it all comes back to one creator who gave us the ability to create such incredible devices to explore his marvelous universe.

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 New International Version (NIV)

Remember who created you today, and reach for the stars, or maybe the space station! I wonder what we will explore next!

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Civil War

Today is the 150th anniversary of that fateful shot in Ft Sumter that start the War Between the States, or as it is referred to in the south – “The War of Northern Aggression”.  It’s quite an interesting period of history for Americans, and I hope that you are able to spend a little time investigating and learning about what was going on during that time.

It’s also the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin.

So it’s a day that seems to be either be about the issue of internal fighting, or about shooting for the moon. But even that seem to be a divided thought. And that is sort of what I had intended to discuss today, but my brain is so scattered on other things that I can’t even focus!

3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3, New International Version, ©2011)

It’s one of those crazy things about being scattered – and its one of the most frustrating things about my daily life. My spirit wants to focus and shoot for the moon, but I find myself in this battle amongst myself, tore between several masters and in the end not getting anywhere. This has been something that I have written about in the past and is one of those things that we all struggle with. So as we consider the historical significance of today, try to see if you can get out of the quaqmire of internal stiff and focus of the amazing things that can happen when you are working all in the same direction.