“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”(Genesis 1.1)  -December 24, 1968-Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman “had been keeping the spacecraft pointing down to look at the Moon’s surface, but had to roll it around for a navigation sighting by (Astronaut James) Lovell. As the lunar horizon hove into view, (Astronaut Bill) Anders…

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As we await the landing of Insight, NASA’s lander, to touch down on Mars on Monday, November 26 at approximately noon PST, I cannot help but begin to reflect on insight and yearn to search the scriptures for insightful words. Imagining Insight burrowing into the surface of the Red Planet to explore its interior inspires…

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Upton Sinclair passed away 50 years ago on November 25, 1968. He was a controversial figure to say the least. He was a prolific writer who is best remembered for his classic novel The Jungle, which was published in 1904.  The publication placed him alongside the muckrakers during the Progressive Era period of the 1890s…

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Commemorating Advent is an annual event of the Christian Church. The Advent Season this year begins on Sunday, December 2 and always ends on December 24, Christmas Eve. Christians are encouraged to be attentive by keeping a four-week reflective vigil to prepare for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas.  Commemorating Apollo…

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There were 514 adults and children counted as homeless on January 25, 2018, which was the designated time of the Merced County 2018 Homeless Count and Survey. This represents an increase of 13.2% when compared to the 454 adults and children counted as homeless in 2017 as noted in the following table. Of the 514…

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