Posted in April 2010

Kinetic Faith (by Len Winneroski)

“But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” – James 2:18, NIV When I synthesize new chemical compounds in the laboratory, the goal is to mix two (or more) reactants together under carefully controlled reaction conditions … Continue reading

Brain Lightning (by Len Winneroski)

“Out of the brightness of His presence bolts of lightning blazed forth. The Lord thundered from Heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.” 2 Samuel 22:13-14, NIV Have you ever wondered what is going on in your brain when you have a thought?  The three-pound human brain is composed of over 100 billion neurons … Continue reading

The Divine Artist (by Len Winneroski)

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139.13, NIV Did you know that proteins are art?  One of the tools that researchers use to visualize the shape of proteins is X-ray protein crystallography.  By analyzing the way that proteins scatter high-powered X-rays, scientists can look into the … Continue reading

Living Water (by Len Winneroski)

“The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.” Job 37:10, NIV Did you know that ice is a miracle of science?   We have already talked about the structure of the water molecule (H-O-H), and the fact that water molecules form networks of weak hydrogen bonds with other water molecules.  Another … Continue reading

My Father’s Workshop (by Len Winneroski)

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-His eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:20, NIV Our Heavenly Father is a Master Inventor.  As a scientist, I see the world around me through slightly different lenses.  When I … Continue reading

Truth (by Len Winneroski)

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.  From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.” John 14:6-7, NIV What is “truth”?  Truth is defined as the … Continue reading

Experiencing Turbulence (by Len Winneroski)

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” 1 Peter 4:12, NIV If you have ever flown in a plane there is a very good chance that you have experienced turbulence.  Turbulence is caused by the up-and-down air currents that blend the air … Continue reading

Love Equity (by Len Winneroski)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17, NIV Where are we building equity?  … Continue reading

Removing the Veil (by Len Winneroski)

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17, NIV Are our lives radiant?  This morning I was reading about the radiant face of Moses.  The Bible says that, “when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of … Continue reading

Grace (by Len Winneroski)

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34, NIV Grace… Jesus taught us that Grace means putting the interests of others ahead of our own, no matter what the cost.  Grace is acting on our own convictions, even when others do not understand or appreciate it.  Jesus … Continue reading

Tough Love (by Len Winneroski)

“A new command I give you.  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35, NIV Love…How did Jesus love His disciples?  He called them away from the comforts of this world … Continue reading

Inducing Germination (by Len Winneroski)

“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” John 12:24, NIV Have you ever wondered how a seed grows after it is placed in the ground?  Seeds are made up of an embryo, … Continue reading

Milk, Cud and Meat (by Len Winneroski)

“Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14, NIV Have you ever watched a cow chew cud?  Cud is a portion of semi-degraded food that … Continue reading

The Perfect Cast (by Len Winneroski)

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15, NIV Have you ever taught a child to cast a fishing pole?  It was … Continue reading

A Burning Heart (by Len Winneroski)

“You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns darkness into light.” Psalm 18:28, NIV Has God given you a burning heart?   If your heart’s desire is to know Jesus more intimately, and you feel compelled to read and share God’s Word with the rest of the world, then you have a burning heart.   … Continue reading

Coming Home (by Len Winneroski)

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Romans 3:23, NIV I am a prodigal Christian.  This statement may cause you to think of a parable that many of us learned when we were children, the story of the prodigal son.  In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus told a parable about … Continue reading

Curing “Perfectitis” (by Len Winneroski)

“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless.  He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.” 2 Samuel 22:31, NIV Why are we drawn to perfection? Whether in professional sports, music, art or leadership, we all admire excellence.  Perfection is defined as “the highest degree of … Continue reading

A Singing Heart (by Len Winneroski)

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:37-38, NIV I know that real men are not supposed to cry, but I have a confession to make. The closer that I get to … Continue reading

Eyes, Ears and Armpits (by Len Winneroski)

“The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12, NIV Have you ever wondered about the purpose of an armpit? As a scientist I am compelled to observe the world around me. … Continue reading

Choking on Quail (by Len Winneroski)

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His perfect and pleasing will.” Romans 12:2, NIV Have you ever choked on a piece of meat?  I remember a time … Continue reading