Earth Day

on April 22 each year

We all live on planet Earth and depend on it for food, air and all the things we need and want. As such, the health of this planet is, or should be, important to us. Earth Day helps remind us that our environment is important. On this day, […]

Books of the Bible

with description

  For the purpose of this post, Bible refers to the sacred scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. The Hebrew Bible contains 39 books while the Christian Bible adds some 27 more books, giving a total of about 66 books.

  The Christian Bible is divided into the Old and New Testament. The […]

Easter

celebrating the resurrection of Jesus The Messiah

  Easter, the Pasch, or among Eastern Orthodox Pascha, is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus The Messiah. As described in the New Testament, Jesus was crucified at Calvary and then resurrected three days later.

  Easter is the climax of the […]

Solstice

Summer and Winter

Two times a year the Sun reaches its highest or lowest position from the equator. The days become longer or shorter. In the winter, the time between sunrise and sunset becomes shorter. In the summer, the opposite is true. This astronomical event is called the Summer Solstice or Winter Solstice […]

Equinox

Equal Night and Day

Twice a year the axis of the Earth are not pointed away from nor toward the sun. This is known as an equinox. The name comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, night and day are about equal length. Thus, the term equinox […]

Groundhog Day

Will Winter End?

February 2 is that day we all look to the Groundhog to forecast the end or continuing of winter. On Groundhog Day, according to folklore, the groundhog will emerge from its den and take a look around. If s/he sees their shadow, the there will […]