The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Speaking of pioneers

Speaking of pioneers, I have to admit the recent Mars probe landings have captured my interest. But I really got excited when I saw this early image sent back from the NASA rover. Any rumors concerning the whereabouts of the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?


Henry Chu said...

Dear Greg,
It is always a joy to hear from your postings. Keep it coming.
Psalm 19 (part a) The thundering Sound of Silence by the Heavenly bodies
The heavens declare the glory of God,
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day, they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voices goes goes out into all the earth,
their words to the end of the world.
God Bless,

curtis Frodge said...

hey man its amazing what God has done for you ill be praying for wisdom from Him for you as well as the doctors. praise God for his amazing miracles! hope to see you soon again man! you still have the bierd? i ended up trimming mine up and getting a special haircut that reminds me of you ;)i cant remember your email so send me blank one or soemthing and ill send ya a pic :) God bless man! ill talk to ya soon

Carl said...

If God's Creation is this awesome, how much more powerful must HE be?

Nils said...

This picture was definitely good for a few chuckles. So was the following post I read about it ( ):
I don’t know if I’d lend that image too much credence.
It was color-corrected, which is the first sign of tampering — who knows what else they’ve done to it.
They might even have staged the whole thing in some desert in Nevada. I’m no photo expert, and I try to avoid conspiracy theories, but I suspect that there might have been some modifications made to the image with some sort of high-end, government-only image-manipulation app, but that’s just my skeptical side talking.
I’m not saying it’s *definitely* fake — rather, I think we should wait for a deeper analysis before passing judgment.
That said, I hope that what we’re seeing in the image isn’t just glare on the lens or a practical joke.
If it’s true, if this image is *real*, then our children woke up today in a larger universe — one rife with possibility, potential, and hope for humankind. We will be able to look up in the vast blackness of space and suppose that maybe, just *maybe*, there are other beings out there who are as curious as we are about the stars. We will be able to say, “Here, many a one has dipped an oar in the inky sea of space, and rowed across the heavens in great ships of origins unknown, headed for destinations undiscovered, undreamt, and unimagined. We, too, will one day set sail in that black sea and smell the sweet salt-air of adventure as we coast the crests and troughs of waves riding in that universal tide.”
We would no longer be alone…
At last.
Please let this be true.
—Rory, Wednesday, January 14, 2004