March 22nd, 2016
Have you heard about the precious, precious blood
That brings back a mortal sinner from the dead
By the way that’s straight and narrow
That redeemed disciples hallow
Come believing to the Saviour for the touch of blood.
Blood is a bodily fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells. When it reaches the lungs, gas exchange occurs when carbon dioxide is diffused out of the blood into the pulmonary alveoli and oxygen is diffused into the blood. This oxygenated blood is pumped to the left hand side of the heart in the pulmonary vein and enters the left atrium. From here it passes through the mitral valve, through the ventricle and taken all around the body by the aorta. Blood contains antibodies, nutrients, oxygen and much more to help the body work.
In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains dissipated proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves. Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) and platelets. The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood. In contrast, carbon dioxide is almost entirely transported extracellularly dissolved in plasma as bicarbonate ion
March 22nd, 2016
Spirit of faith, spirit of love
Spirit of power, O gentle Dove
Spread o’er the deep of many waters
And draw me out with Him who died and rose again
Death is the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging (senescence), predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Death has commonly been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the termination of social and familial bonds with the deceased or affection for the being that has died. Other concerns include fear of death, necrophobia, anxiety, sorrow, grief, emotional pain, depression, sympathy, compassion, solitude, or saudade.
March 22nd, 2016
I hear the sound of Jerusalem
True believers, their heavenly hymn
For they are seeking a city, prepared
And as pilgrims, have plainly declared
Jerusalem (/dʒəˈruːsələm/; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushaláyim pronounced [jeruˈʃalajim] ( listen); Arabic: القُدس al-Quds pronounced [ˈaːɫ ˈquːdsˤ] ( listen)),[i] located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. In the ancient cuneiform, Jerusalem was called “Urusalima”, meaning “City of Peace”, during the early Canaanite period (approximately 2400 BC). It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.
During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. Archaeologists have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem from the early Chalcolithic period. They describe it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the region. The part of Jerusalem called the City of David was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage Site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond the Old City’s boundaries.
July 24th, 2016
Everything You Need to Know about Celebrity News
People have always wondered about celebrities and as a matter of fact it has been a bit of a fascination with us plebeians when it comes down to celebrities. We want to know everything about these celebrities and we follow just about everything they are doing whether it is on the screen or in their personal lives because we like to learn about their fashions, their love lives, how they are doing, and just about everything else as well.
It is in our blood to fascinate over people that are well known and we have been doing this forever, it is just more popular now than ever before because it has never been easier. People have been obsessing and fascinating over so many different kinds of celebrities since we have had celebrities and this is a fact. Even though we have things like movies and the television to give us access to our favorite celebrities in the past we didn’t have things like that because hundreds and even thousands of years ago we would only have the theater and the performers who traveled around to perform at the theater became extremely famous just like our modern day celebrities and people back then had the same amount of fascination regarding these famous people.
However, thanks to things like social media and the internet we are able to follow what our favorite celebrities are doing every second of the day which is pretty mind blowing to say the least. And since we have so much access and so much information regarding celebrities this just encourages more and more people out there to keep on following famous people because they are so fascinated with their lives and what they are doing. Believe it or not but the most popular form of news out there is celebrity news because we just love learning about what our favorite celebrities are doing it and does not matter if it is in the world of fashion, entertainment, or even culture people love all things regarding celebrities. Every single nation on the planet will have their own celebrities and these celebrities are basically idols for the people of that particular country and this is the same for every country out there.
And our fascination grows everyday because the sources we have available to learn about celebrities is growing everyday thanks to things like magazines and even the internet because it does not matter if your favorite celebrity is a movie star or a musician, you can find information on them.