Johannes Vermeer lived 1632 - 1675 and was a Dutch painter who liked to paint domestic interior scenes of the middle class.
He had some success as a painter and had paintings displayed in the Delft and Hague.
But was forgotten soon after his death.
Sir Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all times. This epitaph was written concerning him: "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light." This brilliant scientist and theologian was a student of what God had made, and was a testimony to this truth:
"Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them." (Psalm 111.2)
I keep seeing on social media that “some Christians” thought the world was going to end on Saturday. The funny thing is, I never saw any actual Christians posting this. But that’s neither here nor there.
What’s been on my mind is that if someone honestly believes that the world is about to end, they should be telling people. True belief leads to action.
In school you might have learned zebras have stripes because it is hard for predators to tell the difference between individual animals, so it is hard to pick one out.
Or you might have heard it is because it allows them to blend in to tall grasses since most predators are color-blind.
Recently scientists found a much stronger reason. Fly control!
When it comes to interesting looking animal and animal patterns, many people like the Zebra. However did you know that not all Zebras look alike?
The most common is the Plains Zebra...
My eldest began working out a lot a couple of years ago, and as a birthday gift last year, we told him we’d get him a gym membership. He talked to a few friends about their experiences with nearby gyms. One guy told him stories about Planet Fitness that had us rolling on the floor laughing in disbelief.
They serve pizza? Candy? Flashing lights and alarms go off to shame people for working out “too hard.” Does this ‘gym’ even want its members to get healthy?!
’m minding my own business last week, when an article comes across my desk instructing me (and all evangelical Christians) how to show love to all of these people we supposedly hate. The conclusion? Stop being Christians and agree with everything the world says…then they’ll know you really love them. (my paraphrase)
The unloving Christians. The media has been telling us for years that Christians are unfeeling and unloving. But the evidence doesn’t show that. It’s a deception and it is not true.
Do you ever feel helpless when a friend is struggling? You’ve hugged, visited, shared a meal, and encouraged. But you can’t be there every minute.
The ladies class I’m a part of on Wednesday nights has been trying to actively encourage a friend who is in the hospital. One of the things we decided to do was to flood her room with the truths of God’s word. I created these Scripture printables. We each wrote an encouraging note around the edges, to remind her of our love, and hung them all around her room.
Summers are the greatest, aren’t they?
It’s all relaxing and eating bon-bons and sipping iced tea. …Yeah, not around here either. But that doesn’t mean that summer’s not fantastic.
Our summers are filled with fun, but they’re also filled with lots of service opportunities. If we’re not heading to a camp, we are hosting a team of people.