moreover the dogs came…

And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; (Luke 16:20-22)

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As the sun began to disappear behind the mountains this evening it was accompanied by a sundog off to its left. Sundogs are so named because they do join the sun to its left and right as the light of the sun is reflected through the ice particles in thin high clouds.

Mid-morning today we also found a partial 22 degree halo around the sun, also caused by the thin high clouds.

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Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand,
upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

So will not we go back from thee: quicken us,
and we will call upon thy name.

Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine;
and we shall be saved.
(Psalms 80: 17-19)