When I first saw the grand canyon, my eyes were overwhelmed by the scale– my brain could not compute how immense this canyon was. It’s odd because the sky is above me, every day, and it really doesn’t do that to me. My brain imagines a “ceiling” up there painted with stars that are just a bit out of reach. Even though something huge like the universe, or the grand canyon, our brain somehow makes it seem small until we get a particular perspective– then suddenly it appears so big that cannot grasp what we’re experiencing. Nothing’s ever felt as big as the grand canyon felt that first time I saw it– not the Earth, not even the night sky– even though I know that both are much bigger. As I see several people struggling with deaths, hardships, and even current events around the world..I know they’re huge, but when you get right up close to them, your mind somehow loses all sense of scale. This huge issue you’re standing next to seems bigger than anything: bigger than your own life, bigger than family– bigger than God. I totally felt this way when 9/11 happened. It shook me like nothing else ever had. I didn’t know what to think. I was so shaken, I just left work. I ran to the church, I prayed, I cried– I literally felt helpless. In those few days after 9/11, I stepped further and further away from daily concerns and focused on God. Slowly, as I got closer and closer, that sense of awe– that sense of complete incomprehension of the size and importance– turned from the tragedy that had happened, to the God that still stood, unshaken by it all. I started to realize how much bigger his love is than anything I could imagine. It was nearly impossible to process– just like 9/11 had been– but instead of anxiety or fear of the unknown, the experience brought perfect peace– and in the midst of one of the biggest calamities I’d ever witnessed, I experienced joy unspeakable. It made a huge difference in my life. I grew up in church, I was raised in a Christian home, but until that happened, I had never experienced God like that before. Since then, I compare every tragedy, every scary thought, every bad experience to the infinite love of God I experienced after 9/11.

If you’re going through something that has your brain and heart completely broken, I urge you to focus on God. Just like the grand canyon, God is there, 24/7. Just keep moving closer and you will start to get a glimpse of the scale of him– and you’ll learn that he’s 100% love. That love is for you! It’s indescribable, and it’ll change your life for the better. If you don’t know God, I urge you to find a church or that Christian friend you know is strong in the faith, or if all else fails, message me. I’d like to tell you about the God that has never failed me. You can know him too! I promise you, perfect peace is there– for you.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Should a Christian tell their children what to think about gender issues?

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Best YouTube Documentaries Episode 3: Thomas Cochrane, Craziest Sea Captain

Episode 3 of our “Best YouTube Documentaries” series features a documentary titled “Thomas Cochrane: Craziest Sea Captain in History” by the fantastic “Kings And Generals” channel. The video runs 1 hour & 17 minutes and does include less than 2 minutes of advertising at the very beginning. The video covers the entire life of Thomas Cochrane, who was featured in the movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World” (Starring Russell Crowe). If you’ve seen that movie, you’ll know Thomas Cochrane was in interesting captain, but the Hollywood film doesn’t even scratch the surface. This Documentary left me wondering why Hollywood didn’t make that film into a franchise. In this review, we’ll cover Kings and Generals video style, cover some of the highlights of the film, and provide a couple of ways to watch.

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Being a fan of rocket launches is not what it used to be… and that’s awesome.

I’ve chatted with many of you in person about the Starship (Ship 24) launch I went to go see on April 20th (2023). Many folks I talk to ask me about whether or not I was sad about the “failure” of the rocket. I wanted to give you all a glimpse of what all of this is like from my perspective. I’m going to tell you a bit about how big of a space nut I am, then, we’ll talk about how watching rockets has changed over the past few years, and lastly, I’m going to tell you about what I expected and experienced at the Ship 24 launch on April 20th.

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