If any quote could summarize what I think about ministry, this is it. We think numbers are so important but in my experience, they easily pollute what's most important! Thankfully I'm not alone in my thoughts about this ;)
NASA’s Juno mission has reached a distance of 5.3 astronomical units from the sun (an astronomical unit is equal to the average distance between Earth and the sun – about 149.6 million kilometers). Using only power from the sun, Juno will complete the five-year trip to Jupiter in July 2016 and begin studying the solar system’s most massive world in an attempt to better understand the origins of the planet, and in turn, our solar system.
Finally, a smart approach to helping L.A.'s homeless (via LA Times) (16 January 2016) Highlights a new collaboration between city, county, and nonprofit agencies to reach out to people who are homeless in skid row to work toward meeting all their various needs.
Goose That Laid The Golden Egg. The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, illustrated by Milo Winter in a 1919 edition. To kill the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs is an idiom used of an unprofitable action motivated by greed. It refers to one of Aesop's Fables, numbered 87 in the Perry Index. Avianus and Caxton tell different stories of a goose that lays a golden egg, where other versions have a hen,  as in Townsend: "A cottager and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day. They…