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I ADMIT A VERY STRONG AFFECTION FOR MARY’S DOG CHANEL. This has come about in the past 6 months. It’s partly because I scratch her back, and give her treats, and take her for walks. When I come into the room, her tail wags furiously and she now enjoys being held, as in the picture.

Mary became jealous for a while, as it seemed that Chanel preferred to sit with me, which of course wasn’t acceptable.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Arguments for life beyond earth • The spacecraft Kepler’s search for other planets • The beginnings of life • Implications for Biblical faith

More information on Fracking and Earthquakes is contained in a good summary by Jessica Pacheco Semenyuk. Click on the image above.

More information on Fracking and Earthquakes is contained in a good summary by Jessica Pacheco Semenyuk. Click on the image above.

This blog is excerpted from an article in Time Magazine entitled The Perfectly Sane Case for Life in Space (by Jeffrey Kluger, April 2016).… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A heroin addict since high school • Death by overdose • Are opioid pain-killers the gateway drug? • Learning to be open about personal addiction

The following story and images are excerpted from National Public Radio. This true story is one of anger, tears, and depression…….but also of hope.

Nikko Adam, 22, gets a hug from his mother, Patti Trabosh, after his family picked him up from his sober living facility for a weekend outing. Source: Melissa Block/NPR

Nikko Adam, 22, gets a hug from his mother, Patti Trabosh, after his family picked him up from his sober living facility for a weekend outing.Source: Melissa Block/NPR

Patti Trabosh went on to explain why she was angry.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Four-year old boy illustrates how oil molecule travels through shale rock. • Oklahoma in 2015 recorded six times as many earthquakes as California. • Most of these earthquakes are a result of oil and gas activities. • Is fracking causing the earthquakes?

Earlier articles on Some truths about Fracking, Part 1 and Part 2, are available (click on the links, then minimize to return to this blog article).… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Interview with Nicolas Henin, prisoner of ISIS for 10 months. • What startling insights he gained during this time. • A brief chat he had with Kayla Mueller who was later murdered by ISIS. • A different take on how many Syrian refugees the USA should allow in.

French journalist and author of Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State spent ten months as an ISIS hostage in Syria.… More

What’s in this article about fracking truths? • The revolution that is shale gas and shale oil. • Do fracs contaminate surface water? • Disposal wells…..and earthquakes.

Drilling rig in Forth Worth city (click to enlarge or to source, then back-arrow to return to blog).

Drilling rig in Forth Worth city (click to enlarge or to source, then back-arrow to return to blog).

Fracking Truths: The revolution that is shale gas or shale oil has been successful because many frac treatments are pumped one at a time along the length of a long horizontal well.… More

Shemitah Truths and Four Blood Moons, Disclaimer: this is a long blog about a controversial subject that a lot of people, Christian and non-Christian, are talking about. I didn’t know much about the subject, but started hearing predictions about dire things which will happen to America in September 2015.

Anxiety levels were spiking. I decided to look into the subject, and here is what I found.… More

Refugees, the nowhere people: Robyn, my niece, is 33 years old and a fashion designer, married to a Brit, and living in London. She has a sense of compassion for the suffering, and she speaks up when she has a concern. Robyn shared on Facebook a video about refugees in Syria, and this got me thinking. Based on her info, I wrote the blog and invited her personal comments…..they can be found at the end.… More

If you’re goin’ to Oklahoma, don’t go in the month of May!

If you live in Oklahoma or Kansas, please be careful today or tomorrow (May 7 and 8, 2015). Tornado Alley forms in May, and stretches from Texas north to Nebraska. It includes Kansas and Oklahoma.

But Oklahoma always seems to get hit the hardest.

This May is no different.… More

The good Samaritan (click to enlarge or to source).

I dedicate this blog to Sarena and Staci and Mary Ann and Alison (my mother)…..four women who have demonstrated remarkable strength and faith, hope, and love in the face of physical adversity. This is my 100th blog….thank you Lord for 100 opportunities to write.

Love may be the most misunderstood word in the English language.… More

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