Monday, March 04, 2013

something interesting

Just thought I'd record an interesting note here.  I was outside doing my night time chores at about 8:30 pm and I noticed aurora lights to the south.  The kind that shoot up like white spot lights.  Then I noticed that they also were shooting up to the west.  So I looked all around and they were to the north as well and also to the east.  Never in my life have I seen aurora's from the north, south, east and west all at the same time. 


It's kind of funny, when I first went out it was too cloudy to even see the stars all that well then after a little bit the clouds went away and the stars were brilliant that's when I noticed the southern lights.  I couldn't keep it to myself so I went back to the house to tell the family about it.  It was cool to share it with everyone.  But then after a bit the clouds began to obscure the lights and now as I write you can't even see the stars it's so cloudy. 


I'm glad to have had the chance to see something I've never seen before in my life.  I've seen some pretty amazing aurora's before but this was a first for us to see them from every direction at once.  At least twice before in the past we've seen the northern lights and the southern lights at the same time and once they even went up and connected over head. 


Anyway just thought I'd record it here just for my own personal information and if anyone else might find it interesting then great. 

Sunday, March 03, 2013


"From the right hand of God our Lord Jesus rules all things here below and makes them work together for the salvation of His redeemed.  He uses both bitter and sweet things, trials and joys, that He may produce in sinners a better mind toward their God.  Be thankful for the providence which has made you poor or sick or sad, for by all this Jesus works the life of your spirit and turns you to Himself.  The Lords mercy often rides to the door of our hearts on the black horse of affliction.  Jesus uses the whole range of our experience to wean us from earth and woo us to heaven.  Christ is exalted to the throne of heaven and earth in order that, by all the processes of His providence, He may subdue hard hearts unto the gracious softening of repentance."


From the book "All of Grace" by C. H. Spurgeon-Moody Classics