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What We Know About Lightning

What We Know About Lightning

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” Ps. 139:14 A recent episode of the Radiolab podcast attempted to answer random questions submitted by listeners over the past year. One was from a listener seeking to understand a strange, X-Files-like experience. He had witnessed the spontaneous formation of a glowing, pulsating, electric orb. The orb floated in front of his face for a second and then disappeared. Radiolab turned…

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Disconnected from the World

Disconnected from the World

“The earth was a formless void, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.” Gen. 1:2 Not until running a camp does one fully appreciate how much a camp director’s job is risk management. There are physical risks to adventure activities and emotional risks to the interaction between counselors and campers. Even weather provides a constant challenge. Humid conditions can lead to heat stroke. Summer storms can turn…

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The Trees Sing of New Life

The Trees Sing of New Life

“Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96:3 Fall in the northern hemisphere is a magical experience. Watching the leaves change colors is like a very slow moving fireworks show. The kind of show you can leave for hours and return feeling like you didn’t miss a thing. The color displayed is so prolonged, it begins to feel like it follows you wherever you go. When the wind blows, you can hear the trees sing…

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Life in the Midst of Chaos

Life in the Midst of Chaos

the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep Gen. 1:2 Once when I was a camp counselor, my campers asked to sleep out under the stars. We invited another group to join us and went to a remote location deep in the woods. The moonless night made it very dark, but the darkness provided a brilliant display of stars. As we settled down to sleep, my most vocal and demonstrative camper started yelling and…

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Sunset Park

Sunset Park

  When we lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, I used to go up on the roof of the church to watch people walking on the street below. It was fascinating to see so many different nationalities, languages, professions, destinations and styles walking on the same busy sidewalk. It felt like I was gazing into the kingdom of heaven. Our neighborhood was no stranger to crime. You didn’t have to solicit prostitutes to know them by their first name. They had…

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