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"...I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." -- JESUS in John 10:10

Friday, February 15, 2013

Celestially Curious Circumstances

Meteorite/Fireball over the Ural Mountains in Russia in the morning!
Another possible meteorite/fireball over Cuba a little later...
Asteroid 2012 DA14 is set to make a modern record-making close approach to earth at 1:24CST today. 

NASA had this to say about the Fireball over Russia...

February 15, 2013

Preliminary information indicates that a fireball in Chelyabinsk, Russia, is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14, which is flying by Earth safely today.

The Russian fireball is the largest reported since 1908, when a fireball hit Tunguska, Siberia. The fireball entered the atmosphere at about 40,000 mph (18 kilometers per second). The impact time was 7:20:26 p.m. PST, or 10:20:26 p.m. EST on Feb. 14 (3:20:26 UTC on Feb. 15), and the energy released by the impact was in the hundreds of kilotons.

Based on the duration of the event, it was a very shallow entry. It was larger than the fireball over Indonesia on Oct. 8, 2009. Measurements are still coming in, and a more precise measure of the energy may be available later. The size of the object before hitting the atmosphere was about 49 feet (15 meters) and had a mass of about 7,000 tons.

The fireball, which was about one-third the diameter of asteroid 2012 DA14, was brighter than the sun. Its trail was visible for about 30 seconds, so it was a grazing impact through the atmosphere.

It is important to note that this estimate is preliminary, and may be revised as more data is obtained.

Two meteorite/fireballs on the same day as a large asteroid close-encounter... somehow that is too much of a coincidence to me.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Liberty Outdoor Expedition - Hike Rock Garden Trail - Cheaha Alabama

Hike to Alabama Highest Point along the Rock Garden Trail near Cheaha!


WHO:  Open to anyone desiring a time of Christian Fellowship and enjoyment of GOD's Creation.  Join us in admiration and worship of our CREATOR GOD.  

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.
Psalms 19:1-3 (NKJV)

WHAT:  Saturday hiking adventure along The Rock Garden Trail.  The trail starts from the lake and climbs to near the summit of Mt. Cheaha (the highest point in Alabama).  The hike is 1.6 miles long and gains almost 1000' in elevation.  Some people rate this the most difficult hike in the state - but I know you can make it!
WHEN:  Saturday, March 2, 2013

Depart the Church No Later Than 8:00am

WHERE:  Rock Garden Trail climbs to near the summit of Mt. Cheaha

WHAT TO BRING:  Proper shoes/clothing for hiking; Water for the trail; Snacks for the trail (if desired); Picnic Lunch (we will lunch in the park); Camera to record the breathtaking vistas!  Loving spirit & a Great Attitude!  We will have a devotional thought after our picnic time.

Plan to stop on the way back for snacks/fast food -- you will need $$ for that.


Anyone under 12 years of age MUST BE accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Individuals with back, knee, foot, or leg problems should consider the difficulty of this hike before attempting the ascent.

There is NO climbing involved, though you may be scrambling a little!

Contact Pastor Larry for additional information.
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts."

 - Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackston, W. Virginia Board of Education v. Burnette, 1943

Friday, February 01, 2013

Two Headed - 2/1/2013

7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
-- James 4:7-8 (NKJV)  

Part of my morning Scripture today.  How many of us experience the "wars" inside because we do not submit to GOD, but rather continue to trudge along the path that we have selected?  Then we wonder why we experience heart-ache, defeat, and pain.    The portion of verse 8 that is translated "double-minded" means to be of two spirits, to vacillate, to waiver between two points.  Does that sound like our culture today?  How many of us know that same feeling in our personal lives?  How much longer will we vacillate -- let us chose today who we will follow!


 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. -- James 1:4-8 (NKJV)