Get Ready to be Amazed – Really Amazed


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I guarantee that if you don’t know about the Golden Ratio, when you learn about it you will think about it and remember it for the rest of your life. You will want to tell others about it.

Please follow steps 1-5 in order. It is best to look at the video (step 6) last.

1. Look at this sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 

2. Get out your calculator,

3. Notice that each number is the sum of the two preceding it. i.e. 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5 and so on….

4. Notice that if you divide any number by its preceding number you get 1.6*

e,g, 21/13 = 1.62*

e.g. 8/ 5 = 1.60*

e.g. 987/610 = 1.62*

5, look at this shell. Note the spirals.

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6. . Now watch this excellent video. It will blow your mind. Watch to the end.

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Please do not miss watching the whole video.


Calling all photographers. I know you will enjoy and use what the excellent video teaches.

John Bartels

What does this tell you? Just look at all the nebula!

To God be the Glory

Theology: A Very Sensible Box

Do we trust God and at the same time have many unanswered questions about Him and how He works? Leslie Weatherhead offers us some very sensible advice: Leave those questions in a box marked: “Awaiting Further Light.”

Sensible advice indeed, for “now we see through a glass darkly….” (1 Cor. 13,12)

The late Leslie D Weatherhead C.B.E. M. A. PhD. D. Litt. D. D. was Minister at the City Temple, London. He was President of the Methodist Conference and Hon. Chaplain to Her late Majesty’s Forces .He is the author of many books including “The Christian Agnostic”, where the above advise is recorded.

✝️ Glorious London Dawn for Her Majesty’s Funeral 19 September 2022

The dawn of a new life for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

Her Majesty no doubt has experienced the truth that “No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39

Thanks to JD for the picture of the London dawn on 19 September 2022 at 6:43 am

Praise the Lord

Jesus the Trapeze Artist

What have Jesus and a trapeze artist got in common? As it turns out – plenty!

The idea for writing this post came to me while reading a story about the late Henri Nouwen (1932-1996). Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian.

In the last year of his life, Nouwen took a sabbatical during which he got to know trapeze artists at a circus. As we know, in the trapeze world, the “flyer” flies through the air and is caught by the “catcher”. Nouwen learnt that the catcher is the most important member of the team.

When the flyer lets go the trapeze and flies triple somersaulting through the air high above the circus ring, only the catcher can save the flyer from a potentially fatal fall, even with a net. The flyer’s world is a blur as she spins towards the swinging catcher. And then with a puff of magnesium dry powder the catcher’s hands lock onto the wrists of the flyer. The audience gasps with relief. All is well. The flyer is safe. Immediately the applause of the audience thunders around the circus tent.

So, why is Jesus a trapeze artist? What role does He play? Consider this:

One day all of us will pass away. This is one of life’s absolute certainties. What will happen to us then? Will we just cease to exist? Will we perish? Will we spin away into the eternal void of nothingness. Questions. Questions. Questions.

Jesus has an answer for each one of us. Listen to what He has to say:

One day you will be the flyer. You will fly out of existence as you now know it. But, you need not fly into oblivion. You need not perish, If you believe and trust in me I promise to be your catcher. I will catch you as you fly. You will not perish but have everlasting life. I promise to catch you. Nothing can snatch you out of my hands. You will be safe and dwell with me forever. This I promise.

To God be the glory.

Refs: John 3:16; John 14:2; John 10:28: Psalm 23.

For the story of how Nouen met the trapeze artists see “Faith and Doubt” by John Ortberg – page 36 on Kindle (Zondervan)

Balance in life

Something to think about.

The busier we are in the affairs of the world, the more time we need to spend alone with God. If we don’t get this balance right we will burn out.

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Two Faith Centring Articles

Photo: Thank you Robert Nyman

I honestly believe that reading the two articles below will strengthen the faith of any Christian.

Especially now during the (lets be honest) frightening pandemic.

Remember the saying “it’s where the rubber hits the road”?

The author of the articles, Dr Kathryn Butler, cannot be closer to the “road”. She is a trauma and critical care surgeon turned writer and home schooling mom. Currently she is out of retirement and serving in the ICU of an American Hospital caring for COVID19 patients. She lives north of Boston.

I suggest you read the first article first and then the second article.

The first article is: “If God Doesn’t Heal You” Click

The second article is: “Even in the ICU – Why hope will conquer death” Click

If you find the two articles helpful, please tell others about them.

Keep safe.

Question: Will God deliver us from the Corona Virus?

Will God act and deliver us from the Corona Virus as He promised in Psalm 91:3?


May the contents of this post, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

My prayer is that nobody’s faith is damaged by this post. I pray rather that their faith be strengthened.

Photo Thank you Robert Nyman

Question:Will God deliver on His promise in Psalm 91:3?

Short Answer: Yes

Main Reason: We have Christ’s word for it.


Start with Psalm 91:1-3 KJV

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

The definition of “pestilence” in a Cambridge Dictionary is “any very 

serious infectious disease that spreads quickly and kills large numbers of people”.

The Corona virus (COVID-19) clearly falls within this definition.

Surely therefore it is reasonable to interpret the last part of Psalm 91:3  to read follows;-

Surely God will “deliver thee” from the Corona virus (COVID-19).

Is God doing that at the moment ( April 2020)? 

Many, many people in the world are infected with the virus and will become infected. Many people have died and will die.

Many of these people will be committed Christians.

This may cause many people to sadly conclude that God is not delivering on His promise of protection against pestilence in Psalm 91:3. 

Are they right?

It goes without saying that this is an extremely serious question which calls for prayerful consideration. .

My genuine humble opinion is that it is incorrect to conclude that God is not delivering on His promise of protection against pestilence in Psalm 91:3.

It may be useful to note upfront that verse 3 does not say God is delivering us, it states that God will deliver us. That is why it is not right or logical to use verse 3 to conclude that God is not delivering right now on His promise of protection against pestilence in Psalm 91:3. The word “will” tells us it is a promise about the future. More about this below.

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First,  Scripture does not teach that the Lord always grants divine blanket protection for all believers in all circumstances (see website at end of post). Two thousand years of martyrs dying painful deaths confirms this. Remember: In the 23rd Psalm God promises to be with us as we “walk through the valley of the shadow of death. God does not promise to lead us round the valley.

Second, and here we come to Psalm 91:3. Lets look at it carefully: 

Consider again the word “will

“Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.

“will” refers to the future. So the verse is saying: Even if you get the virus and no matter what the virus may do to you,  your eternal security remains secure. Ultimately God will save you from the “deadly pestilence”. Remember: The Psalms often “look forward to eternity”.

Note that the verse does not say when God will save us from “deadly pestilence”. It could be now, some other time during our lifetime or even beyond. 

Remember: In this life God grants us not security from all human ills, but security in (Christ).

 Hear what Jesus said about the eternal security He has given to us:

John 6:37-40 KJV

37 “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

This is why Paul wrote in Romans 8:35,37,38 and 39 as follows (COVID-19 added!):

Romans 8:35.37,38 and 39 KJV

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, not even Covid-19, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

There is no doubt that God will save us from COVID-19. We know not when or where. However we do know that final victory is certain and secure. We have Christ’s own word for it. In His farewell teaching to His apostles He said:

John 16:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”.

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May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. 

Praise the Lord

May the contents of this post,  be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength, and our redeemer.


An article on the UK Apologetics Website helped me with this post. \Some phrases and ideas on the website have been used in this post. I recommend that you go to the website. Click here.

Here is the link to an excellent article about God and the pandemic, written by a Jesuit Priest. It is well written, well reasoned and clear. Above all it is honest. Click here. I came across the article after I had written the above post.