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3 TIMELESS GIFTS FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS

At Christmas 1968 our family joined millions worldwide to witness the Apollo 8 astronauts become the first humans to orbit another world. That evening, Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit. They showed pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from their spaceship. The crew ended their historic broadcast by taking turns reading the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." 3 TIMELESS GIFTS FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS 1. Perspective. The Apollo 8 mission was famous for the iconic "Earthrise" image, snapped by Bill Anders. According to Anders, despite all the training and preparation for an exploration of the…
Bob Jones
December 23, 2015
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THE FORCE AWAKENS

Star Wars is everywhere. The telling point for me was Jeremy Gifford’s video ad for North Pointe’s Christmas Eve service. The out takes were hilarious. He says his parched throat makes him sound like “Chewbacca.” Then he wheezed like a Wookie. I’m not a big Star Wars fan but even I didn’t need to ask, “Chew, who?” https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.c.gifford/videos/10153679898606480/ STAR WARS How big is the Star Wars phenomenon? It’s no Jedi mind trick that makes me know you’ll recognize some if not all of the following terms: “May the Force be with you.” “In a galaxy far, far away.” "Do or do not… there is no try." C3PO R2D2 Ewoks Wookies Skywalker Darth Vader Jedi Lightsabers FANTASY FICTION George Lucas created…
Bob Jones
December 17, 2015