Whew!

That is a funny looking word, Whew.  The more I look at it the funnier it gets.

But as a descriptive, it is a perfect word for this week.  Whew. (emphasis on the airy Wh)

I’m so grateful for my new job.

Gratitude has been bubbling up in me every morning, bouncing me out of bed at 5:15, bouncing me around the house, singing in traffic, and being “all in” for the meetings I’ve been a part of this week.

Will the new wear off?  Probably.

But for now, I’ve got the New Job, Bubbling Up, Happy Feet, gratitude going on.

And, I’m up at 2am on a Saturday morning, looking at the big moon, and feeling pretty good.

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Not the greatest capture of the moon outside, but there it is!

The moon in passing

  
Photo by me, last night on the back porch.

And there she goes,

Being what she was created to be,

The Governess Moon,

Influencing the tides,

Marking the rotation of the earth,

The marching of time.

Through the months,

Through the years,

Ever changing,

Ever the same.

Unusual Lunar Events

The moon has always fascinated me. Not for some weird religious reason, but because of it’s powerful influence over the earth. The moon’s pull on the earth moves the oceans. Since human beings are made of mostly water, my logical mind jumps to the epic conclusion that the pull that moves the oceans might have an effect on the human body.

NASA has produced an interesting video on the upcoming 4 total Lunar Eclipses coming up in 2014 and 2015.

http://youtu.be/5gzgSuJM5O8

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This unusual event that didn’t happen for 300 years, has happened 2 times in the last 100 years in 1948, and 1967. It will happen again in the next 24 months every 6 months April and October of this year, then again April and September of 2015. In both years, these total eclipses will coincide with Passover and Succott on the Jewish calendar. Isn’t it interesting that the last two times this event occurred Israel became a nation in 1948 and they won a major war in 1967?

Psalm 89:37 It shall be established forever like the moon,Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah

I love that the bible calls the moon a “faithful witness”. These unusual events have me pressing into my prayer life, and keeping my eyes open for the good things God is doing in my life, and around me.

The video I link to does a great job describing why the moon looks red, and even describes how the earth would look from the moon’s vantage point as every sunrise and sunset is visible at the same time during the eclipse. Isn’t that cool?