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P is for…

This Week’s Memory Verse: P is for…

“Praise him, sun and moon, praise Him all you shining stars!” -Psalm 148:3

(Last year, we memorized this whole chapter as a family and included portions in Hawaiian. This particular verse reads “E halelelu aku ia ia, e ka la, a me ka mahina, E halelu aku ia ia, e na hoku malamalama a pau.”)

Hymn of the Week: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” (Clephane/Maker)

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand
The shadow of a mighty Rock within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noon-tide heat, and the burden of the day.

Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart with tears two wonders I confess-
The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by, to know no gain nor loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

(E halelu aku oukou ia Lehova!)

Friday’s Factoid 17 (by Titus and Joel)

Last week we learned about space rocks, like comets and asteroids. Jupiter is the 1st planet outside the asteroid belt so it gets hit by lots of space rocks. If Jupiter wasn’t there then the Earth could get hit by lot’s of space rocks instead but Jupiter protects us from them (by Titus, 9).

In 1994 fragments of Shoemaker Levy Comet crashed into Jupiter.
In 1994 fragments of Shoemaker Levy Comet crashed into Jupiter.

Jupiter is so big that sometimes comets orbit it instead of the sun. Astronomers on Palomar Mountain where we used to live discovered a comet orbiting Jupiter in 1993. The next year the comet broke apart in Jupiter’s atmosphere and crashed into it and made big explosions (by Joel, 7 1/2).