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NASA Proves God's
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
Today I will live through the next 24 hours
and not try to tackle all of life's problems at once.
will improve myself -- body, mind and spirit.
Today I will refuse to
spend time worrying about
what MIGHT HAPPEN IF...
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.
will find the grace to let go of resentments of
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
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
If the end brings me out wrong
ten angels swearing I was
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
~ Steve Goodier ~
HOW MOMS WERE
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
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
"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."
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
"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!"
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.
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.
their shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,
gentle enough to give comfort.
I gave them an inner strength to endure
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
sickness and fatigue without complaining.
"I gave them the
sensitivity to love their children under all circumstances,
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.
exclusively to use whenever it's needed.
It's their only weakness.
It's a tear for mankind."
~ author unknown
Someone said so well:
together is a beginning;
To stay together is progress;
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
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 !
seems to go
When the job
When people don't react
way you think they should,
money looks funny
and the bills are due,
When you want to tell them off
for whatever the reason,
When you ask the question,
is my ship coming in?
just don't understand you,
Let me tell you
what it stands for