This morning I awoke just after 5am to a beautiful sight. A full moon shining over the Gulf of Mexico. This shot from my cell phone hardly does it justice.
There’s something about the moon in general and a full moon specifically that captures our attention. It’s brightness and brilliance for sure. But the moon shining in the darkness seems to engage our reflective nature. Continue reading
It happened 49 years ago today, on a Sunday evening, July 20, 1969. I will never forget it. Norma Jean and I returned to our little apartment on Bearss Avenue in Tampa, Florida, after preaching out of town that day.
We got home just in time. Turned on our little black and white TV and watched in amazement. At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from earth, stepped off the lunar landing module Eagle and uttered those famous words heard by more than a billion people: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Armstrong had become the first human being to walk on the surface of the moon. Continue reading