I wish we could see perfumes as well as smell them. I'm sure they would be very beautiful.
Mind, God, sends forth the aroma of Spirit, the atmosphere of intelligence.
~Mary Baker Eddy
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
~Song of Solomon 2:12,13
Obviously, this video was taken around Christmas time, but this program is a real gift to dogs and kids any season!
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All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible.
~Mary Baker Eddy
This is how secure we can feel in God's love for us!
"The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
New King James Version
Contributed by guest blogger, Chelsea Dutenhoffer
Last week two professors from Caltech, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, published research stating that they've found evidence of a new planet in our solar system. This new "Planet Nine" hasn't actually been observed through a telescope yet, but its existence has been mathematically inferred based on gravitational effects on other objects that have been seen. Planet Nine is probably 2-4 times the size of the Earth and orbits the Sun at a distance of 200-350 Astronomical Units (AU). One AU is defined as the distance between the Earth and the Sun, or about 93,000,000 miles. This planet is so far from the Sun that one year there would be the equivalent of 10,000 to 20,000 Earth years!
Maybe when you heard about Planet Nine, your first reaction was like that of my mother: "It's so weird to think there's something revolving around the Sun that we haven’t known about before. It boggles my mind!"
We like to think of ourselves as humans living in a modern scientific age where we've got things all figured out. So, a big new discovery like this, one that changes what we all believed to be true, understandably confounds some people. But to me, this is such a relief, and actually pretty cool!
We make predictions about the future based upon our own understanding of things. These predictions range from average daily worries to disaster scenarios usually hyped up in the media. For me, a major discovery like a new planet highlights that the human mind starts from an incomplete, limited picture of things.
There haven't been any new planets discovered since Neptune in 1846. As recently as 2006 Brown himself has been quoted as saying things like, "That's it. That's the end of planets. We get eight in this solar system and that will have to be enough" (www.findplanetnine.com). Then, all of a sudden, we're told that the number of planets we've known about for the last 170 years was wrong? What other supposed facts have we been allowing to limit us, and how do we know those are true? There's always room for divine Mind, God, to be in control of every detail of His creation. What's more comforting than that?
There have been many claims over the years of a new planet, but none have been substantiated. Batygin and Brown originally set out to disprove a paper from 2014 that predicted a new planet. After many discussions and computer simulations, they actually ended up providing the most compelling evidence yet that such a planet does exist. They proved true exactly what they had set out to prove false! This shows that when we set aside our personal biases and open ourselves up to the completeness that the divine Mind is constantly revealing to us, we can't help but to see the truth.
In the video posted above Batygin says, "History shows us that it's a bad idea to consistently say, we have now reached the end of the solar system and there's nothing beyond what we already know." That's really the takeaway for me—that we should be aware of the limited nature of human perception and always be open to divine inspiration, which continues to reveal the infinite.
Chelsea has a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from USC. She currently works at Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech in Pasadena.
Have you ever wondered how God sees us?
"Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object."
~Mary Baker Eddy
As God's child, you are extravagantly supplied with abundance, grace, power, and joy.
It's as if you have diamonds on the soles of your shoes.
That fact makes me want to sing and dance!
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Psalm 23 in the Bible is the perfect picture of mental stillness. Click here to read my stillness blog.
The Eternal is my shepherd, He cares for me always.
He provides me rest in rich, green fields
beside streams of refreshing water.
He soothes my fears;
He makes me whole again,
steering me off worn, hard paths
to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
Even in the unending shadows of death’s darkness,
I am not overcome by fear.
Because You are with me in those dark moments,
near with Your protection and guidance,
I am comforted.
You spread out a table before me,
provisions in the midst of attack from my enemies;
You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil,
filling my cup again and again with Your grace.
Certainly Your faithful protection and loving provision will pursue me
where I go, always, everywhere.
I will always be with the Eternal,
in Your house forever.
The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.
On my walk this morning, I was treated to an exhibition of spider art work. It started with this meticulously built web. It was such a magnificent sight I had to snap a picture of it. As I continued on my way, however, I noticed almost every tree and bush had its own spectacular work of art designed by its resident spider. Perhaps a spider art gallery had been set up during the night?
"The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web."
~Edwin Way Teale
"All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible."
~Mary Baker Eddy
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. ”
Your mom is special every day, not just on Mother's Day.
Get a more spiritual concept of those great mothering qualities on my blog page.
In a world filled with chaos and illogical events, I welcome this man's reasonable point of view.
To me, his clear expression of wisdom, humility, and intelligence, makes him a peacemaker.
This video made my day. I hope it helps you to see what's possible, too.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
"Reason is the most active human faculty.
Let that inform the sentiments and awaken the man's dormant sense of moral obligation..."
~Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy
Inspiration is all around us. It makes us feel like we've climbed a majestic mountaintop. Enjoy the view!