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An Aurora Borealis: Better Than Testimony Meeting

Christian J - March 21, 2007


Maybe its because I’m surrounded by artifice. Maybe its because I was up at 3am meeting a deadline hopped up on cough syrup. Either way, this image on the front page of the New York Times brought a tear to my eye.

I thought of Alma’s words: all things denote there is a God. The earth is one of His greatest witnesses. Lets take care of it.


  1. Very well said. Other stunning images of the aurora can be viewed at http://www.eagleeyepictures.net

    Comment by David O. — March 22, 2007 @ 3:28 am

  2. CJ – Thanks for the picture and for imploring us to be responsible. I think I’ve re-printed this before but it has always been a favorite scripture:

    What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
    For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
    Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet Psalms 8:4-6
    What an awesome blessing. What an awesome responsibility.

    Comment by Lamonte — March 22, 2007 @ 4:05 am

  3. Looks like something out of the Ghostbusters movie.

    Comment by Connor — March 22, 2007 @ 8:21 am

  4. That is really stunning.

    Those people look cold.

    Comment by Susan M — March 22, 2007 @ 9:05 am

  5. Are those real people? I can’t tell at that jpeg size.

    Comment by Seth R. — March 22, 2007 @ 9:22 am

  6. I had a moment flying between DC and SLC where I saw the aurora borealis. Simply mesmorizing.

    Comment by Garth — March 22, 2007 @ 11:33 am

  7. Yes Seth, those are real Japanese tourists in Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Comment by cj douglass — March 22, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

  8. Ahh, but are tourists “real people?”

    Comment by Seth R. — March 23, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  9. So this is where my family hangs out. Cj, I’m impressed with your blogging. Keep it up.

    Comment by Jeremiah J. — March 23, 2007 @ 7:51 pm

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