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He Calls the Stars by Name

Isaiah 40:26 says that God has a name for each star (He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name). The modern telescope has revealed what a remarkable truth this is. Before the telescope, about 3000 stars could be counted in the sky with the naked eye. But now we know that there are about 10 billion trillion stars out there! That's an inconceivably large number of stars, but God has a name for each one of them.

History

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it."

- Philosopher George Santayana

Embarrassingly Obvious Health Studies

Not everything that should be obvious necessarily is—at least not to everyone. Here are the results of some studies that spent time and money to prove what you probably already knew: 

  • A study by the American Journa... [Read More]

    Reference: Bryce Edmonds, "10 Embarrassingly Obvious Health Studies," HEALTH.MSN.com (10/5/07)

  • Kindergarten

    In the 1980s, the #1 bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten was published. The author, Robert Fulghum, realized one day that "what's necessary to live a meaningful life" ... [Read More]

    Reference: Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Reconsidered, Revised & Expanded, with Twenty-Five New Essays (Ballantine, 2004), pp. 2-3

    Knowing Where to Hit

    A small factory had to cease operations when one of their vital machines broke down; everything ground to a halt. The company's own mechanic couldn't get things working again, so an outside consultant was call... [Read More]

    Listen to Your Elders

    The Elder Wisdom Circle is a website manned by 600 seniors, ages 60 to 100. Its purpose is to be a place for people in their teens, 20's and 30's to connect with a Cyber-Grandparent for free advice. ... [Read More]

    Reference: elderwisdomcircle.org

    Recognizing the Times

    Do you remember the old A & P grocery stores? They were once the largest retail chain in the world: their "15,000 stores in 1929 were more than any other retailer ever had in America, before or since." But n... [Read More]

    Reference: Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy (Basic Books, 2007), pp. 89-94

    The World's Fastest Computer

    The most powerful computer in the world currently is the IBM BlueGene/L, housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It can do 280 trillion calculations a second! 

    However, that's nothing com... [Read More]

    Reference: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mike Toner, 2006

    Value of an Education

    How much is a college degree worth to you? About $23,000 per year, according to a government report released in 2006, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  

    The average college graduate made $51,554 in... [Read More]

    Reference: Associated Press, "College degree worth an extra $23,000 a year," The Arizona Republic (10-26-06) 

    Get Wisdom

    Knowledge can save your life.

    In the Civil War, an abysmal number of wounded soldiers died of their wounds—almost one out of every five Confederate soldiers. By comparison, in the Korean War a century later, only ... [Read More]

    Reference: James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom (Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 485-486