Some news, thoughts and hopes shared here.
An invention which may change not only technical
world, but possibly medical world, too. Along with
some deep religious thoughts on a mighty fortress.
The quotes of people who have lived and died, with
a smile to close out the entries.
Inventions of new ideas make me excited!
This is Patent #8541031, coming from the
University of Dayton research center.
“They found a pearl of an idea in the oyster shell- – create a tough,
resistant-coating using cells extracted from the mantle of a mollusk.
Inventors, Karolyn Hansen, biology assistant professor, and her
husband, Douglas Hansen, senior research scientist at UD Research
Institute, along with scientists from Clemson University, received a
patent for the unique process of extracting and depositing oyster
cells and inducing shell layering on a surface.”
Karolyn Hansen explained,
“It’s a step toward development of environmentally friendly coatings
that are mechanically tough and resistant to fracture.”
Commercial applications could someday include improved coatings
for metallic biomedical implants, which benefit from the shell coating’s
microscopic dips and cracks that provide more surface area for tissue
(Information found in the UD Magazine.)
“Life was full.
I wish I had done some things better.
But all in all it was a great life.
I hope to see you all in the next one.”
~Patrick Gilvary’s final thoughts, who was a 47-year long faculty member
of University of Dayton.
He was a Performing and Visual Arts professor.
On the subject of Human Trafficking and the Ohio Billboard Campaign
to Raise Awareness, said by Tony Talbott:
“We can get ahead of this problem and actually end it in our lifetime.”
“A Mighty Fortress” is a song I remember hearing at church.
This was a hymn written by Protestant reformer, Martin Luther.
It was written in 1529 and is powerful in English but even better, if
you ever have a chance to hear it performed in German.
This is a comparison between God to a fortress but also to be
a ‘completely secure stronghold,’ or in German: Feste Burg.
The historian, Michael Streich, explained this as,
“A burg was a fortified town. When invaders approached, the
surrounding populace fled to the safety of the walls.”
This sometimes meant layers of walls within walls.
Luther’s hymn compares God to the most powerful of all burgs,
with eternally unbreakable walls.
When we need a place of refuge, God offers His mighty fortress,
his “Feste Burg.” Within this refuge, with our value based on our
relationship to God rather than on earthly achievements, we’ll
never be put to shame. Inside this fortified town, the God who
desires an eternal relationship with us delivers, rescues and saves
(This was taken partly from, “Homiletics,” a preaching online site.)
There is a University of Dayton 2012 graduate, Heather May, who
shares her classroom experiences while teaching in China. Her blog
was voted one of the best in the Peace Corps competition of sending
messages back home at:
“Faith goes up the stairs that love has made
and looks out the window which hope has opened.”
~Written by Charles Spurgeon