By S M Chen, posted Aug 15, 2017 “New ideas pass through 3 periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along.” –Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), British writer (‘2001:A Space Odyssey’), inventor, explorer, TV series host […]
By S M Chen, posted Aug 8, 2017 “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” –Psalm 139: 9, 10 It is one of my scheduled workdays. I work only occasionally […]
By Debbonnaire Kovacs, Aug 3, 2017 Our feature this week showcases this year’s Gabe Reynaud Award winners, one of whom is Pastor Daron Pratt. He received the award for his innovative and creative use of social media (and balloons!) in family and children’s ministry. Balloon animals are involved! [Note to non-Southern Pacific readers: a “chook” […]
By Debbonnaire Kovacs, Aug 3, 2017 Our feature this week announces two winners of the Gabe Reynaud Award. One is Melissa Otto, solo singer/songwritier and subject of an earlier feature. Hear Melissa sing here. To comment, click here.
By S M Chen, posted Aug 1, 2017 “Can we all get along?” – spoken by Rodney King, after the 1992 Los Angeles riots (which cost over a $1 billion; 63 died, 2363 were injured and 12,000 arrested) *** It was just another morning in paradise – or so it seemed. The sun shone brightly […]
by John Bryan, 08/01/2017 Every story must begin somewhere. And this one begins on the seaside. Nature loves to hold on to mysteries, as if to disclose them meant she’ll lose a part of herself. For a long time, it was a mystery how turtle hatchlings found the sea. Perhaps the gentle sound of waves was […]
Posted by Debbonnaire Kovacs, July 27, 2017 Stefan and Simon Evascu and Wesley Pop make up the Freedom Singers, whose amazing story is our Feature today. Click Here for a chance to hear them sing in their native Romanian.
By Debbonnaire Kovacs, July 26, 2017 In pitch darkness, locked into a shipping container filled nearly to the top with ceramic tiles, out of food, out of water, and nearly out of oxygen, two young friends used what might be their last breath to sing. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow; Because He lives, […]
By S M Chen, posted July 25, 2017 “Absence of proof is not proof of absence.” – Carl Sagan, American astronomer and scientist (1934-1996) “Can you keep a secret?” I asked Seth, my 8-year-old grandson. He was a comely lad with an easy smile and a head full of dark curls. He stopped what […]
By S M Chen, posted July 18, 2017 “Virtue is the truest nobility.” — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), Spanish novelist I read with some interest a 5/10/17 post at Adventist Today entitled “Adventist Pastor and Wife Declare Love for Trans Daughter.” I do not know the couple in question and have no intention of […]
By S M Chen, posted July 11, 2017 “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it […]
By S M Chen, posted July 7, 2017 “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.” –Thomas Pynchon, novelist (1937-) “Gravity’s Rainbow” My father was an autodidact—a self-educated man. Although a scientist and chemistry professor, he had a wide variety of other talents and interests. I […]