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Using its powerful and sensitive infrared eye, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has peered through the dense gas and dust at the heart of the Cigar Galaxy to investigate a region of intense star formation. Learn about this and many other developments at Space.com

 Part of The Urantia Book explores the cosmos. For example, “Your planet is a member of an enormous cosmos; you belong to a well-nigh infinite family of worlds, but your sphere is just as precisely administered and just as lovingly fostered as if it were the only inhabited world in all existence.” Read More

 



The Vital Role Fathers, & Father Figures, Play in Children’s Emotional Development

Happy Father’s Day!

Dads really do matter. Children need fathers – just as they need mothers – to love them, to be interested in them and to respond to their needs, making them feel valued and understood. Read more for specifics about why Father’s matter.

 The Urantia Book says in Paper 72:3.4, “It is expected that the most valuable part of a child’s education and character training will be secured from his parents and at home, and fathers devote almost as much attention to child culture as do mothers.” Read More

New Obelisk ‘Lifeform’ Is Hiding Inside Humans

 

Stanford University researchers have discovered virus-like ‘lifeforms’ that exist inside human mouths and guts.Smaller than a virus and not considered standard life, the genetic material can still transfer information that can be read by a cell. “We had no idea these things existed, and we certainly aren’t certain yet what they do.” Read More

The Urantia Book says, “The bacteria, simple vegetable organisms of a very primitive nature, are very little changed from the early dawn of life; they even exhibit a degree of retrogression in their parasitic behavior. Many of the fungi also represent a retrograde movement in evolution, being plants which have lost their chlorophyll-making ability and have become more or less parasitic. The majority of disease-causing bacteria and their auxiliary virus bodies really belong to this group of renegade parasitic fungi. During the intervening ages all of the vast kingdom of plant life has evolved from ancestors from which the bacteria have also descended.” Read More



Youth Keep Hope Alive in Sudan

In Sudan. Volunteers belonged to a local youth group made up mostly of university students that had been involved in various community activities before the war, including tree planting and feeding the homeless. But they had never had to deal with an emergency of this scale. “Services here are provided as much as we can,” said Abdelraheem. “We are all young – the youngest is 14 years old – but with a big mindset. We try to never fall short.”  Read More

The Urantia Book says, “There is positive strength in the knowledge that you live for the welfare of others, and that these others likewise live for your welfare and advancementOnly a glimpse of the circle of eternity can inspire man to do his best and can challenge the best in him to do its utmost. And when man is thus at his best, he lives most unselfishly for the good of others, his fellow sojourners in time and eternity.” Read More

 

3 Reasons Why Motherhood is a Spiritual Journey

According to an article on Patheos.com, most people do not consider motherhood to be a spiritual journey. This may be due to physical changes the body goes through, such as weight gain or morning sickness. However, a spiritual journey is defined as the process of pushing past the boundaries that make you comfortable and moving toward growth. Read More

Truthbook.com draws inspiration for this belief from a Urantia Paper: “The mother and child relation is natural, strong, and instinctive, and one which, therefore, constrained primitive women to submit to many strange conditions and to endure untold hardships. This compelling mother love is the handicapping emotion which has always placed woman at such a tremendous disadvantage in all her struggles with man. Even at that, maternal instinct in the human species is not overpowering; it may be thwarted by ambition, selfishness, and religious conviction.” Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

AI and humanity

Is Humanity a Passing Phase in Evolution of Intelligence & Civilization? 

Oxford University Press recently suggested that In light of the recent spectacular developments in artificial intelligence (AI), questions are now being asked about whether AI could present a danger to humanity. Is humanity a passing phase in the evolution of intelligence and civilization? Read More

The Urantia Book assures us that no matter what may happen in the future with AI, the evolution of the human race will continue. If AI someday makes it impossible for the human race to continue to live here, we will be taken somewhere else, where we CAN live and continue.  “If some physical catastrophe should doom the planetary residence of an evolving race, the Melchizedeks and the Life Carriers would install the technique of dematerialization for all survivors, and by seraphic transport these beings would be carried away to the new world prepared for their continuing existence. The evolution of a human race, once initiated on a world of space, must proceed quite independently of the physical survival of that planet” Read More

Religious Involvement, Spirituality, and Medicine

Various surveys compiled by The Mayo Clinic, suggest that most patients have a spiritual life and regard their spiritual health and physical health as equally important. Furthermore, people may have greater spiritual needs during illness. They reviewed published studies, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and subject reviews that examined the association between religious involvement and spirituality and physical health, mental health, health-related quality of life, and other health outcomes.

The Urantia Book says: “Spirituality enhances the ability to discover beauty in things, recognize truth in meanings, and discover goodness in values. Spiritual development is determined by capacity therefore and is directly proportional to the elimination of the selfish qualities of love.”  Read More

This Easter, Share the Truth About Jesus

The Untold story of Jesus

Is Our Universe Tuned to Life?

Our current models of cosmology have 29 constants. If any were even slightly different, the cosmos might not be as life-friendly a place. This realization has led some to argue that our universe is intelligently designed, made especially for us. Read More

The Uranita Book says: “The myriads of planetary systems were all made to be eventually inhabited by many different types of intelligent creatures, beings who could know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in return. God created the heavens and formed the earth; he established the universe and created this world not in vain; he formed it to be inhabited.”  Read More

Self-love This Valentine’s Day

Recommit to “the most important relationship of your life: the one you have with yourself.” Valentine’s Day is a holiday with a lot of pressure. It’s the only holiday for a stretch during late winter, and it’s all about romance. That can be nice, but it can also be stressful, especially if we are single or dealing with tension in our relationships. Whatever your romantic situation, Read More

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