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NASA Proves God's Word

In this message dated 10/28/1999 9:53:52 PM Central Daylight Time, Lahspe1901 writes: "Don't know how to verify if this really did happen or not, but it sounds very interesting, and logical to me!" See what you think! If anyone has any ideas as how to verify the NASA part...let us know!

For all you scientists out there and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible...here's something that shows God's awesome creation and shows that He is still in control.

Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called "myth" in the Bible is true?  Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore Maryland and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development.

I think one of the most amazing things that God has for us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland. They were checking  the position of the sun, moon, and planets out in space where they would be 100 years and 1000 years from now. We have to know this so we won't send a satellite up and have it bump into something later on its orbits.  We have to lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite, and where the planets will be so the whole thing will not bog down. They ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries and it came to a halt. The computer stopped and put up a red signal, which meant that there was something wrong either with the information fed into it or with the results as compared to the standards. They called in the service department to check it out and they said "what's wrong?"  Well, they found there is a day missing in space in elapsed time. They scratched their heads. There was no answer.

Finally, a Christian man on the team said, "You know, one time I was in Sunday School and they talked about the sun standing still."  While they didn't believe him, they didn't have an answer either, so they said, "Show us."  He got a Bible and went back to the book of Joshua where they found a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with "common sense."  There they found the Lord saying to Joshua, "Fear them not, I have delivered them into thy hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee."  Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy and if darkness fell they would overpower them. So Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still! That's right ~ "The sun stood still and the moon stayed ~ and hastened not to go down about a whole day!"  The astronauts and scientists said, "There is the missing day!"  They checked the computers going back into the time it was written and found it was close but not close enough.  The elapsed time that was missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes-not a whole day.   They read the Bible and there it was "about (approximately) a day.

These little words in the Bible are important, but they were still in trouble because if you cannot account for 40 minutes you'll still be in trouble 1,000 years from now. Forty minutes had to be found because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits.  As the Christian employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible where it said the sun went BACKWARDS. The scientists told him he was out of his mind, but they got out the Book and read these words in 2 Kings: Hezekiah, on his death-bed, was visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was not going to die.  Hezekiah asked for a sign as proof.  Isaiah said "Do you want the sun to go ahead 10 degrees?" Hezekiah said "It is nothing for the sun to go ahead 10 degrees, but let the shadow return backward 10 degrees.." Isaiah spoke to the Lord and the Lord brought the shadow ten degrees BACKWARD!  Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes! Twenty-three hours and 20 minutes in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in Second Kings make the missing day in the universe! 2 Kings 20:9-11


Thermometers and Thermostats

Do you know the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? A thermometer simply measures the temperature. It doesn't do anything about it. A thermostat measures the temperature and then responds. If the temperature is too high, a thermostat may shut off the heat. If the temperature is too low, a thermostat may trigger heat to turn on ~ it measures temperature and it does something about it. A thermometer is a passive tool; a thermostat is an active tool. They both experience the temperature, but a thermostat responds to it.

Some people are like thermometers ~ they passively allow what may harm them to just happen. They have problems and difficulties and they believe there isn't anything to be done about it. They feel helpless as they watch life happen because hey feel as if they have no power.

        Others are more like thermostats. When they are faced with difficulty, they kick into action. They believe that something can be done; a solution can be found; a hurt can be healed. They respond; they make decisions; they go into motion.

        Advice columnist Ann Landers said, "If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: expect trouble as an inevitable part of life. When it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'" In other words, respond courageously and creatively.

        Do you know that you can be bigger than any trouble that comes your way? If you have become stuck because you feel frightened or helpless, it is time to respond. It is time to go into motion. It is time to activate your faith. When you become bigger than your problem, it cannot defeat you.

Another way to say it: "It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action."

Today -- will you be a thermometer or a thermostat?

Today I will live through the next 24 hours
and not try to tackle all of life's problems at once.

Today I will improve myself -- body, mind and spirit.

Today I will refuse to spend time worrying about

Today I will not imagine what I would do
if things were different.
They are not different. I will do my best
with what material I have.

Today I will find the grace to let go of resentments of
others and self-condemnation over past mistakes.

Today I will not try to change, or improve, anybody but me.

Today I will act toward others as though this will be my last day on earth.

Today I will be unafraid. I will enjoy what is beautiful,
and I will believe that as I give to the world,
the world will give to me."

Whether these are the best of times or the worst of times, these are the only times we've got. Live each day fully and you will look back on a life that made a difference. ....... ~ Steve Goodier ~



I do the best
that I know how
the very best I can
and I mean to keep on doing
it to the end
If the ends brings me out all right
what is said against me
will not amount to anything
If the end brings me out wrong
ten angels swearing I was right
would make no difference.

~ Abe Lincoln ~


Wisdom can be found among the youngest of us. And it will be shared by the most elderly, too, if we listen. During her 100th year, "Aunt Pearl" was asked to speak to a group of high school students. She offered a century of wisdom in a few short sentences:

"Enrich your life by becoming a better person, a better student and an individual worthy of trust and faithful in your commitments.

Aspire to help and not hinder in all your good and worthy undertakings.

Use these words often: 'thank you,' 'please,' and 'I'm sorry.'

After living 100 years, I admonish you to think deeply, speak gently, work hard, give freely, pay promptly, pray earnestly and be kind."

Wisdom doesn't come much better than that!
....... ~ Steve Goodier ~



By the time the Lord made mothers, He was into his sixth day, working overtime. An Angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?"

And the Lord answered and said, "Have you read the spec' sheet on this one? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; have 200 moveable parts, all replaceable; run on black coffee and leftovers; have a lap that can hold three children at one time and that disappears when she stands up, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart; and have six pairs of hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements for this one. "Six pairs of hands" No Way!"

The Lord replied, "Oh, it's not the hands that are the problem. It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers must have!"

"And that's on the standard model?" the angel asked.

The Lord nodded in agreement, "Yep, one pair of eyes are to seethrough the closed door as she asks her children what they are doing even though she already knows. Another pair here in the back of her head are to see what she needs to know even though no one thinks she can. And the third pair are here in the front of her head. They are for looking at an errant child and saying that she understands and loves the child without even saying a single word."

The Angel tried to stop the Lord. "This is just too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish."

"But I can't!" the Lord protested, "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when sick AND can feed a family of six on a pound of hamburger and can get a nine-year-old to stand in the shower."

The angel moved closer and touched the woman, "But you have made her too soft, Lord."

"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?" the angel asked.

The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate."

The angel then noticed something and reached out and touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak with this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak," the Lord objected. "That's a tear."

"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.

"The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her disappointment, her pain, her loneliness, her grief, and her pride."

The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything for this one. You even created the tear!"

The Lord looked at the angel and smiled. "I'm afraid you are wrong again, my friend. I created the woman, but she created the tear."

~ author unknown ~



"Why are you crying?" he asked his mom.
"Because I'm a mother," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said.
His mom just hugged him and said, "You never will!"

Later the little boy asked his father
why Mother seemed to cry for no reason.
"All mothers cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man,
still wondering why mothers cry.

So he finally put in a call to God
and when God got on the phone the man said,
"God, why do mothers cry so easily." God said,

"You see son, when I made mothers they had to be special.
I made their shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,
yet gentle enough to give comfort.
I gave them an inner strength to endure childbirth
and the rejection that many times come from their children.
"I gave them a hardiness that allows them to
keep going when everyone else gives up,
and to take care of their families
through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

"I gave them the sensitivity to love their children under all circumstances,
even when their child has hurt them very badly.
This same sensitivity helps them to make a child's boo-boo feel better
and helps them share a teenager's anxieties and fears.

"I gave them a tear to shed.
It's theirs exclusively to use whenever it's needed.
It's their only weakness.
It's a tear for mankind."
~ author unknown ~


Someone said so well:
To come together is a beginning;
To stay together is progress;
To finish together is success.



Is honesty the best policy? It is certainly a goodpolicy, but I recall a story about the captain of a ship who once wrote in his log, "Mate was drunk today." Later, the mate became upset and pleaded with the captain to strike the record. He said he had never been drunk before and would never be drunk again.

But the captain replied, "In this log we write the exact truth."

The next week the mate kept the log. In it he wrote, "Captain was sober today."

He told the truth... or did he? Maybe "truth" means more than just getting the facts right.

Michigan (USA) voters may know something about the difference between accuracy and truth. A few years ago state legislature candidate Arnold Kelm was reported in Quote Magazine to have purchased an ad in the local paper accusing his opponent of being a "homo sapien" -- an ACTIVE homo sapien (human being!!!). He obviously labored under the opinion that this ad would help his campaign.

Of course, he was honest and his information was accurate, but truth is not always about getting the facts right. If we are to be true to ourselves, good questions to ask about each fact we will pass on today are: "Is it helpful? Is it kind? Does it come from my best self?"
................. ~ Steve Goodier ~


P U S H !

When everything
seems to go wrong,
just push.

When the job
gets you down,
just push.

When people don't react
the way you think they should,
just push.

When your money looks funny
and the bills are due,
just push.

When you want to tell them off
for whatever the reason,
just push.

When you ask the question,
when is my ship coming in?
just push.

When people
just don't understand you,
just push.

Let me tell you
what it stands for
~ author unknown ~




"Thank you for sharing with us"



Life is changed, not taken away.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.




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