Tuesday, July 22, 2014

H/S (part 1) - A Moment for Mesothelioma


Ever hear of Nellie Kershaw?

She was an English absestos-textile worker who lived in the early 20th century.  Chances are her life would have gone unnoticed by most of the world if it weren't for the cause of her untimely demise.  She became the subject of the first published account of death due to asbestosis in 1924.  One account of her tragic story can be found here:  The Female Face of Britain's Asbestos Catastrophe

Asbestosis can lead to Mesothelioma.  (For the relationship and differences between the two, check:  Difference Between Mesothelioma and Asbestosis.)  And the short video clip below explains this most aggressive type of cancer:

More videos can be found at this youtube site:  Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance


In July, we celebrate military heroes with such holidays as Independence Day (July 4th) and days of note, like the Moon Landing (July 20, 1969).  As this month ends, may we also note that mesothelioma, as well as illnesses related to exposure to asbestos, has hit veterans and industrial workers very hard - like the first recorded case of Nellie Kershaw.

Concern for veterans and workers starts my new thread - Health and Safety (H/S) - with an awareness of this killer and ways to join the fight to overcome it.  In future posts, may the theme continue:

* Embrace Life
* Be safe

For more information about the subject of this post, please feel free to refer to this site:  Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance | The Authority on Asbestos Cancer



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pray4America (part 15) - Communion on the Moon

Wikipedia/First Man on Moon 1969 Issue-10c 

On July 20, 1969 - 45 years ago - two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, were the first humans to walk on the moon. [reference:  First Man on the Moon]

Much has been recorded on this epic event. But after those first few minutes after they landed on the moon, Buzz Aldrin said, "This is the LM pilot. I'd like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way."

The clips below is the rest of the story:

Here is an account attributed to Buzz Aldrin:

"In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup. Then I read the Scripture, 'I am the vine, you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.'

"I had intended to read my communion passage back to earth, but at the last minute [they] had requested that I not do this. NASA was already embroiled in a legal battle with Madelyn Murray O'Hare [sic], the celebrated opponent of religion, over the Apollo 8 crew reading from Genesis while orbiting the moon at Christmas. I agreed reluctantly. I ate the tiny Host and swallowed the wine. I gave thanks for the intelligence and spirit that had brought two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility . It was interesting for me to think: the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, were the communion elements."
 [reference: Commoonion]


Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.



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Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
 Psalm 33:12  (NIV)

America is worth fighting for!
Keep praying for America ....