Christmas Night, Coming as a Servant: Winter Weather, Sacrificial Service, and George Washington Dr. James J. S. Johnson GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, after crossing the Delaware River Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season . . .[ Hebrews 11:25] December, for those … Continue reading Christmas Night, Coming as a Servant
America's Conservation Programs Comprehensively Reinvigorated: "America’s Conservation Enhancement Act" of 2020, Signed into Law by President Trump. Dr. James J. S. Johnson Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge "Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it!" … Continue reading America’s Conservation Programs Comprehensively Reinvigorated
Shrill Carder Bees: Welcomed to a New Country Home Dr. James J. S. Johnson Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 1st Peter 4:9 SHRILL CARDER BEE on flower As a miniature bumblebee variety, the Shrill Carder Bee has been given a … Continue reading Shrill Carder Bees: Welcomed to a New Country Home
Is 2nd Chronicles 7:14 a Prayer that Applies to America? (And if Not, What Prayer Does Apply to America?) Dr. James J. S. Johnson If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and … Continue reading Is 2nd Chronicles 7:14 a Prayer that Applies to America?
Dr. James J. S. Johnson HOLIDAY BLESSINGS, Chapter 8: Reformation Day Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. (Hebrews 11:38) "Bohemian Goose" and "Saxon Swan" Faith Foundations for Celebrating the Protestant Reformation On October the 31st of AD1517—using a hammer, … Continue reading HOLIDAY BLESSINGS, Chapter 8
Manganese-metabolizing Bacteria Discovered by Accident! Dr. James J. S. Johnson For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.(Romans 8:22) SEM micrograph of Manganese Oxide lumps, metabolized by bacteria (Hang Yu / CalTech photo credit) What did your mother tell you to eat, so that you could grow as … Continue reading Manganese-metabolizing Bacteria Discovered by Accident!
Sunflower Heliotropism: August Sunlight for Making Tons of Seeds Dr. James J. S. Johnson SUNFLOWERS (Flickr phto credit) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8) August is an important month for sunflowers—those gigantic bright-yellow flowers with brownish round seed-heads, bordered by radiating yellow ligules … Continue reading SUNFLOWER HELIOTROPISM: August Sunlight for Making Tons of Seeds
Snakeheads Sneak in with Susquehanna Shad Dr. James J. S. Johnson Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are … Continue reading Sneaky Snakeheads in the Susquehanna
Young Coral Reef Surprise: Extra-Deep with Little Sunlight, yet Quick-Growing Dr. James J. S. Johnson So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. (Psalm 104:25) Recent research is surprising those who study coral reefs, especially those who assume that they grow slowly.(1),(2) As a result of … Continue reading Young Coral Reef Surprise: Extra-Deep with Little Sunlight, yet Quick-Growing
Learning (about Opportunities) from Oysters and Ox-goads Dr. James J. S. Johnson After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 men of the Philistines with an ox-goad; and he also delivered Israel. (Judges 3:31) Oysters and oxgoads (also spelled "ox-goads") are not usually mentioned in the same sentence, but they both can … Continue reading Learning from Oysters and Ox-goads