Category Archives: God’s creation

Angel in the woods of northern Georgia?

John Albrecht, Jr., reports for that a law enforcement officer from the state of Georgia made available to Coast To Coast AM an image of an angelic figure that was captured on a wildlife camera in the woods of northern Georgia. The photo was posted on Coast To Coast AM’s website on June 28, 2013.

Coast To Coast AM guest Dingo posted the image under the headline “Strange Figure on Wildlife Camera”. According to Dingo, he and another officer responded to a call about hunters trespassing on private property, but the officers were unable to locate the suspects.

The next day the property owners set up a infrared wildlife camera in an attempt to catch the trespassers. Instead, the camera captured this — an angelic figure of light, wielding a sword.

angel in North Georgia woods

Dingo said about the incident: “After a number of reports from the complainant and unable to locate any hunters in the area, the property owner put a wildlife camera up. The property owner checked the camera the next day and contacted us to take a look at the pictures. The property owner wouldn’t tell me what he thought it was and I wouldn’t express my opinion of what I thought it was, for fear that we didn’t want the other to think each other was crazy.”

The two officers said they think it was a hunter. They claim to have access to other similar photos collected nearby from a Ranger of the Department of Natural Resources.

Dingo stated in his report, “We (law enforcement officers) believed the light source were in fact coon hunters during the night (very common for the area).”

I cropped and enlarged the light figure:

angel in North Georgia woods

Light figure next to a statue of St. Michael the Archangel:

angel in North Georgia woods

Here’s a video of the light figure:

What do you think?


Sunday Devotional: How we are to prepare for the end days

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.

Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness
and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
and pray that you have the strength
to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.”


1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

Brothers and sisters:
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love
for one another and for all,
just as we have for you,
so as to strengthen your hearts,
to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father
at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. Amen.

Finally, brothers and sisters,
we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,
as you received from us
how you should conduct yourselves to please God
and as you are conducting yourselves
you do so even more.
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

rainbow of stars

As American culture and society darken by the day, voices claiming we are in the end days increasingly are strident. Those cries came to a crescendo last September, when doomsday profiteers under the guise of televangelists, like Rick Joyner and the disgraced TV fraudster Jim Bakker, hustled gold and “survival food” to the gullible who are unclear on the concept of “doomsday,” as if either gold or food could ensure a person surviving the end of the world. See our Trail Dust’s series of posts on the doomsday hucksters:

September and its super and blood moons came and went, and the world did not end.

So much for the end days hucksters who are so arrogant as to claim to know what Jesus Christ our Lord did not claim to know:

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” -Matthew 24:36

The way to prepare ourselves for the end days is not by building bomb shelters, stockpiling gold, silver and survival food. The way to prepare ourselves for the end days and for our own separate deaths at the end of our mortal life on earth is to heed the counsel of Christ and that of St. Paul.

Be good. Strive to be holy, so that we’ll be blameless when we, one day, stand before God and must account for how we have lived the precious life He gave us.

The Greatest Commandment of all is to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and with all our strength.

May the joy and peace and love of our most beloved Jesus Christ the Lord be with you!


Bestiality with horses is on the rise in Switzerland

The world is going to Hell in the proverbial hand basket.

David K. Li reports for The New York Post, Nov. 27, 2015, that according to a sickening new report from Tier im Recht, an animal welfare group, more Swiss people are having sex with horses.

Switzerland has an estimated 110,000 horses living on 18,000 farms.

In 2014, there were 105 cases of the maltreatment of horses in Switzerland — 10% percent of which (10.5 cases) involved people abusing horses by having sex with them. But Tier im Recht believes that the number of unreported horse abuse cases is likely much higher, given that so many Swiss are involved with equestrian activities.

Experts estimate that 10,000 people in Switzerland are “predisposed” to zoophilia, the new PC term of bestiality, according to the 20 Minuten newspaper. Switzerland has a total population of 8.081 million in 2013. Andreas Rüttimann, Tier im Recht’s legal expert, told reporters that the rate of bestiality with horses “is relatively elevated compared with other types of animals.”

Overall, there were 1,709 incidents of abuse against animals in Switzerland in 2014, up from 1,542 from the previous year.

To clean our palate and restore our soul, here’s the breathtaking scene from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, of Gandalf summoning Shadowfax, the magnificent “lord of all horses”.


The Bible’s Other Creation Narrative

We all know the 7 day creation narrative in Genesis.


But there is another profound and revealing creation narrative in the first chapter of John’s Gospel 

1In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

6There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Giving Thanks

prayer of thanks
Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in America. But did you know that unlike other secular holidays like Labor Day or the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that is explicitly religious in nature?

In 1789, in his first year in office, President George Washington called for a day of Thanksgiving because —

“it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”

In 1815, President James Madison issued a proclamation for “a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness.” After Madison, however, Thanksgiving reverted to a regional celebration in New England for 48 years.

In 1863, magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned the Lincoln administration that “a day of Thanksgiving now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.”

President Abraham Lincoln called on Americans that year to “fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore if, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”


The United States of America is one of only ten countries that set aside a day to give thanks. In so doing, our forefathers displayed not only virtue, recognizing God’s bounty, but also practical wisdom. We now know, from scientific research, that gratitude, not money, is the key to being happy and healthy. Research shows that happy people tend to:

  • express gratitude on a regular basis;
  • practice being optimistic;
  • engage in frequent acts of kindness;
  • savor joyful events; and
  • practice forgiveness.

We of the Fellowship of the Minds want to take this occasion to thank all our readers and especially our faithful regular commenters who contribute so much to this blog with their intelligence, trenchant observation, righteous outrage, and wit.

God bless you, and may God have mercy on America,


How cats say “I love you”

The list:

  1. Flop on the floor and expose belly
  2. Purring
  3. Head bonks
  4. Scratching your chair
  5. Kneading
  6. Present butt to you
  7. Rubbing/marking you (to deposit the cat’s scent, thereby claiming ownership of you)
  8. Approaching you with tail held straight up
  9. Grooming/licking you
  10. Leave you gifts
  11. Sleep on you
  12. Meowing
  13. Love bites
  14. The slow bink
  15. Kissing you on mouth

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Woman reunited with dog who vanished 7 years ago