God Can Change Everything🌟

You never know what life has in store, and it’s easy to think that things will never change. We get used to routines and imagine that our life will always be the same. But life is a process and you are evolving. That means that anything can change. God is in the driver’s seat. But how much effort you put in or care you take makes a difference. You can work with God to make your dreams happen.❤️ Although he always knows what’s best. You have a God who loves you and made the hundreds of billions of stars✨, earth🌎, sun☀️, and moon🌙 just for you!

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Recently she was featured on ESPN’s ‘Solutions from the Huddle’ broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World. Zina’s written hundreds of articles and has taught thousands of students from all over the world spanning many different backgrounds and cultures. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog and Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. Her goal is to help others. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter.

Our Solar System🪐🌍🌠

Sometimes it seems like the sun☀️ is moving. It is not the sun that moves; it is the planets that move. We move, for example, and Mars moves also. Within one to two months, it can move quite far from one part of the sky to the other.

Mars is a planet that has seasons like we do. Not all planets do. Mars actually had water (we found that out in the 1950s and 1960s). Could there have been life? Mars also has two small moons🌕🌖. We have one.

As you know, the rover that recently landed on Mars, Perseverance, made a huge breakthrough by landing on such a rough terrain. It was a first time event that will mark history. It happened last year in August.

It gets so cold on Mars it can be like -100 Fahrenheit. The air is very thin. Your weight on Mars would be one third of what it is here. Mars is called the red planet. There is no “blue” or water anymore.

Mars is actually small. It’s only one fourth of the diameter on earth. It has low gravity. However, billions of years ago Mars was covered in water. So what happened? On earth, wherever water appears, life appears🌊🐃.

Was there life on Mars that disappeared and dried up? The dinosaurs on earth became extinct 65,000,000 plus years ago. The rover, again, Perseverance is searching to see if there was ever life on Mars.

The mission is using a special device to explore the soil. Perseverance will leave tubes of soil on Mars for eight years and then bring them back to earth to detect if there was ever life there.

The sky in Mars is kind of pinkish. Mars is just one sibling planet, though. There are many other planets, so we can begin by looking at planets nearest to the sun🌞. Mercury and Venus are close by.

One difference between Venus and Mercury is that Mercury can get really hot and cold at the same time. There can be a 1000 degree difference between night and day. Mercury is not even the hottest planet. Venus is the hottest.

It’s not as close to the sun as Mercury, but it’s hotter at times. Venus is always 860 F. It doesn’t change. The air is thick; it’s like being half a mile down in the ocean. The pressure is intense. NASA observes Venus from orbit through a radar map.

Most of Venus consists of rolling planes, and it’s kind of like Iowa. There are no oceans. But there are volcanoes. Venus is sometimes called the sister of the earth, but it is incredibly different.

Which planet would you want to go to first, if the time ever comes to send humans to other planets? Let’s take a look at some more planets near the earth. Saturn is famous for its rings around it. Jupiter🪐 is famous for the clouds.

Juno is a mission that’s orbiting Jupiter by NASA. There is at least one mission to every single planet in the solar system. They are all robots; we haven’t sent a human yet. The storms on Jupiter go on for decades and hundreds of years. We suspect there was a storm even going on for millions!

That is a little background on our solar system in our galaxy, the Milky Way🌌. Marvel at all the Lord has done. There are about 125 billion galaxies in the observable universe that we know of so far. But I’m sure there’s more! I believe it’s infinite and that there are multiverses.

The Milky Way is just one galaxy. Scientists estimate that there may be tens of billions of solar systems in our galaxy, alone, perhaps as many as 100 billion. Think about that. Ponder on God’s grandeur! Never doubt his power and magnificence. He holds the galaxies and stars in place; he will hold you together also!

Here is the course offered by Liberty Science center in New Jersey as part of the Varsity Tutors StarCourse series:

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Recently she was featured on ESPN’s ‘Solutions from the Huddle’ broadcast. Zina’s written hundreds of articles and has taught students from all over the world spanning many different backgrounds and cultures. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog and Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. Her goal is to help others. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter.

Some things you may want to know, Part 3☀️🐰🌙🌌🌸🎂🌏

The sun☀️ is the brightest space🌌 object in the sky. Sometimes it’s so bright, you can see the sun and moon at the same time in the day.🌅 As the day progresses, the sun grows and gets higher in the sky.

The sun commands so much. Not only seasons, but how much daylight we get🌞 and to what hemisphere on earth we get it. The earth’s tilt has a big say, and really helps determine (in conjunction with the sun😎) whether it’s warm or cool.

Plants🍃 and animals🐰grow in the sunny seasons (spring and summer🌼). Some animals🐕 even hibernate and save food for the winter during summer months.

The sun is at the center of our solar system. Long gone are the days when people believed the earth is at the center🌍. We have known for several centuries that the sun is at the center.

At first, many did not want to believe it, but than it was accepted—thanks to Nicolaus Copernicus in the 1500s who made the discovery.

The earth🌏 rotates one time every 24 hours. We are spinning while rotating, although you can’t feel it. But it’s why it appears that the sun🌄 is moving.

But really, the sun cannot move, it is us, the earth, who are moving! It takes the earth 365 days to rotate once around the sun—a birthday!🎂🎈

The night sky is dark. There is no light from the sun; however, the moonlight🌖 is basically light from the sun that is reflecting upon the moon. What I mean is, we wouldn’t be able to see the moon if it weren’t for the sun☀️. At night🎆, you can see planets—objects that move around the sun.

Did you know the sun is a star🌟? It’s true. Actually, there is more stardust✨ in the universe than you realize. We, too, are made from stardust. Our bodies contain the same elements that stars⭐️ do. Everything came from the “Big Bang,” or “Big event🎇,” that happened 13.8 billion years ago.

And, no, there was no loud noise or “bang” as some may think there was. There were no air molecules at that time. God said, “Let there be light💫,” and there was light. That’s all.😃😍👏

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 300 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with tens of thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog, among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. She was recently featured on Color Speak (a Grace and Truth Radio World! podcast) and ‘Solutions from the Huddle,’ an ESPN broadcast! You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.

Everything will be swallowed up!🎇🪐☀️

It has been said that the sun can ‘burn out’ or swallow up all the entire earth in about 5 billion years! That’s not that far away, considering dinosaurs became extinct due to an asteroid 65,000,000+ years ago. Either way, one day, entropy will have its way, and everything you see will die. Every building, every structure, everything in the universe(s), even black holes! We are a universe that is expanding! But one day, that expansion may be too much! When God said, ‘Let there be light,’ there was light. And there wasn’t a ‘bang’ as some of you may think there was because there was no noise at that time. There were no air molecules. But when God said, ‘let there be light,’ he created everything you see today, including you and me! We are stardust. We are made from the same elements stars are! My point in telling you this is not to discourage you but to advise you to live your life one day at a time. Enjoy all the days of your life while you’re here. Leave your mark in the world.✨🔆🌸💫🌇✳️☀️❇️

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 300 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with tens of thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog, among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. She was recently featured on Color Speak (a Grace and Truth Radio World! podcast). You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.

The moon is incredible!🌝

The moon is so beautiful. I love the moon and all it’s wonder. Everything God does is perfect.✨ We can only see the moon🌕 because of the light of the sun☀️. Depending upon which part of the moon the sun shines upon, that is all we can see of it🌙. The moon goes through different phases. It takes the moon 27 days to rotate the earth one time. It takes the earth a whole day to rotate once🌍. As you know, it takes the earth 365 days to rotate around the sun☀️ once. The sun provides us with so much! We really can’t live without it. If it were any closer to the earth’s oceans, they would melt. God is perfect, though, and so is his design.🙏 The sun’s🌞 gravity pulls the earth toward it! It’s amazing how gravity works perfectly with the earth, moon, and sun!🌅 ‘The moon’s gravity pulls at the Earth, causing predictable rises and falls in sea levels known as tides. Low tides occur between these two humps. The pull of the moon is also slowing the Earth’s rotation, an effect known as tidal braking, which increases the length of our day by 2.3 milliseconds per century.’ Days are longer now, according to Google.com. What’s amazing is how we figured all this out. Isaac Newton changed the way we understand the universe. He discovered the laws of gravity and motion by watching an apple drop to the ground. God doesn’t keep secrets from us. Get this, all the laws of physics were figured out through this discovery, and even more so, all of the universe(s) follow the same Laws of Physics that we do! It’s amazing how obvious God makes some things to us. Gravity is holding all things together.

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 300 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with tens of thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog, among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. She was recently featured on Color Speak (a Grace and Truth Radio World! podcast). You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.

The moon🌝🌗🎑

I’ve read that the moon helps balance our climate. ‘It may even be fundamental to the maintaining and stabilization of the seasons.’ It also stabilizes the earth’s rotation as it wobbles back and forth slightly on its axis.

We have a perfect designer—God. So the sun has a purpose, the moon has a purpose, the stars, well, you get it! The moon also causes tidal waves. High and low tides are caused by the moon. The moon’s gravitational pull generates the tidal force.

The tidal force causes Earth—and its water—to bulge out on the side closest to the moon and then back onto the side farthest from the moon.

God is amazing. He can’t be anything but perfect. The roles that (the sun and) moon play and how with the earth they all work together just reminds me of how life is perfect.

No matter what happens. There are no mistakes when you walk by faith. There is a cosmic order.✨ All things work together unto good (for those who love the Lord).

Above you have the moon pictured as a lunar eclipse that occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned with Earth between the other two, and “only on the night of a full moon.”

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book, “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 250 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. She was recently featured on Color Speak (a Grace and Truth Radio World! podcast). You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.