Meditatio Pastoris

Photo courtesy of Donald Lindsey

Dawn's drip drip drip drip
Early winter snowmelt sings
The herd's lullaby

Photo courtesy of Donald Lindsey


Think of it: a star 100 times larger than our sun, and scientists watched it before, during, and after its explosion! SN 1987a has been the most fantastic cosmic phenomena (in terms of supernovas exploding) in 400 years!  What will God think of next?

At center is the ongoing three-ring circus of the Supernova 1987A remnant, as recently imaged by Hubble. The two bright stars superposed on it are unrelated foreground or background objects. NASA / ESA / R. Kirshner / P. Challis

Read my haiku “Stardust,” and learn more about this extraordinary supernova below. Continue reading

#setfree2016 in Greensboro (Haiku)

30 of the world’s top experts are speaking before more than 800 church leaders on the scourge of pornography and sexual exploitation this week.  Is anyone listening?  To learn more about what is happening in Greensboro this week, go to Conference Details.


set free

#setfree2016 Greensboro

Corruption rains down

Yet the lampstand burns brightly

 God’s might be with you




Blood Moon Rising

This is exciting. Have you ever wondered what, exactly, is a Harvest Moon? It’s the full moon you see within close proximity of the Fall (Autumnal) Equinox,
which happens on September 23 this year.

So on September 23, 2015, for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be the time of year when the sun shines directly on the Equator, and the length of your day and the length of your night will be nearly equal. So what does that have to do with the price of peas?

Not much, but this year’s lunar activity is going to be particularly awesome: “The fourth and final total lunar eclipse of this lunar tetrad–four total lunar eclipses in a row, spaced at six full moons apart–will fall on the night of September 27 and 28, visible to sky watchers in North America” (EarthSky). At the same time, South America will experience its Spring (Vernal) Equinox.

What this means is, those of you who like to watch the night sky might see the incredible Super Harvest Moon of 2015.  Happy stargazing!