The world we live in is changing …. in some parts of the world. In others, it seems to be going back in time.
Almost 11% of Americans acknowledge some same-sex attraction — and about 19 million Americans have participated in same-sex sexual encounters. There are LGBT individuals in the military, raising families, and getting married. Over the years, churches have grown more accepting of same-sex couples. Why not celebrate them?
Watch the video to find out what each stripe of the Gay Pride flag means and more facts about LGBT acceptance and community.
A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed … It feels an impulsion … this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
O it is pleasant, with a heart at ease,
Just after sunset, or by moonlight skies,
To make the shifting clouds be what you please.
~~Samuel Taylor Coleridge~~
When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region, earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it.
A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the planet’s energy. Some other stars are visible from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points due to their immense distance. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, and the brightest stars gained proper names.
Extensive catalogues of stars have been assembled by astronomers, which provide standardized star designations.
A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, a lightning storm, or a thundershower, is a type of storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth’s atmosphere known as thunder. The meteorologically assigned cloud type associated with the thunderstorm is the cumulonimbus. Thunderstorms are usually accompanied by strong winds, heavy rain and sometimes snow, sleet, hail, or no precipitation at all. Those that cause hail to fall are called hailstorms.
Thunderstorms may line up in a series or rainband, known as a squall line. Strong or severe thunderstorms may rotate, known as supercells. While most thunderstorms move with the mean wind flow through the layer of the troposphere that they occupy, vertical wind shear causes a deviation in their course at a right angle to the wind shear direction.
A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.
Rainbows can be full circles, however, the average observer sees only an arc, formed by illuminated droplets above the ground.
In a “primary rainbow”, the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted (bent) when entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it.
You can see how each component of the initial thought has its own identity. Each one could be a topic in itself. By combining the three concepts together there is a stronger vision of the forces of Nature. There is a stronger “one”.
All stand by virtue of their own value but each is made stronger when combined.
Think this way when you read the initial quote again. The same force that created each individual component created YOU.
“Don’t allow anyone to make you feel less than this … especially yourself!”
~~Gentle thunder storm~~
~Sounds of nature~
~~Published on Aug 31, 2013~~
Very relaxing thunderstorm, short video, sounds divine.