24 May 2019

Friday Morning Drive-Time

It's a dull, grey morning. Windy, with lowering clouds and a rainy forecast. The desire to do any meaningful work is even lower than the clouds, but one drags one's self to work (even if it is only a part-time job) and does what is expected. Staying home without the paycheck would have less than optimal results. 

Both the Old Farmer's Almanac and the National Weather Service insist that we'll have a warmer-than-usual summer. So far, that isn't happening. 58° again today, we're told.

Okay, so I'm over-thinking this. Fridays are like that sometimes.

We're truly entered the second (or is it first?) of our two primary seasons: winter and construction.

I'm afraid these pics don't do the scenery justice; that's what comes of using a cell phone instead of the Nikon.

23 May 2019

God's Word for Thursday, 5/23/19

Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Romans 15:2 KJV

Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”
Romans 15:2 MSG

22 May 2019

God's Word for Wednesday, 5/22/19

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13 KJV

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?
Galatians 5:13 MSG

21 May 2019

9 Cars With Extremely BIG Engines

Because why not?

h/t Tom Streza

God's Will for Tuesday, 5/21/19

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 1:10 KJV

I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.
1 Corinthians 1:10 MSG

20 May 2019

Post #7,000: The Opposite of Dark

It's that time of year when folks from everywhere else start wondering what the midnight sun looks like in Alaska.

On the summer solstice in June, this part of the State doesn't ever really get dark. In fact, that lasts for about six weeks. On the solstice itself, we have nearly 23 hours of daylight.

But in mid-May, we're approaching that condition already. Here are the actual times for sunrise and sunset today, along with the times of usable light.

                         Sunrise          Sunset
Actual Time     4:59 AM       10:53 PM

Civil Twilight  3:41 AM       12:11 AM

It's light when we get up, and light when we lay down. These conditions will last into August, and it's the time of year we love. Our payback, if you will, for the long dark nights of winter.

God's Word for Monday, 5/20/19

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:5-6 KJV

May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!
Romans 15:5-6 MSG