Notes & Bibliography

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anemia – blood disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to tissues

beholder – an observer; someone who gains awareness of things through the senses, especially sight

bibliophile – person who has a great love for or collects books; from French (19th century), Greek biblion ‘books’ + philos ‘loving’

centrifugal force – the force that causes an object to move in a circle or circular motion

circular loop – a true circle loop which generates neck-snapping centrifugal force

clothoid loop – oval loop used on modern-day roller coasters

connotation – the suggested or implied meaning of a word or expression; generally understood in either a positive or negative way

denotationthe literal meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression; a word’s definition

enchant (enchanted) – to attract and hold the attention of someone; to move deeply; arouse ecstatic admiration

hematocrit – the volume percentage (%) of red blood cells in blood; percentage is measured per 100 milliliters of blood (i.e. 25% = 25 milliliters per 100 milliliters)

hemoglobin – the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs; manufactured in the bone marrow using an iron reserve (store)

H & H (H & H levels) – two common, routine blood tests to measure hematocrit and hemoglobin levels; measured in tenths

gaze – to fix one’s eyes in a steady, intentional look with eagerness; a fixed, intent look

observe – to inspect or take note of; to watch carefully, especially with attention to details; to come to realize or know, especially through consideration of noted facts; to take notice.

observer effect – the premise of quantum theory which states that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality; the changes that the act of observation will make on a phenomenon being observed

oxymoron – a figure of speech in which an expression produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect; sweet sorrow, horribly good, cruel kindness, or make haste slowly

pied – something that has more than one color; “imperfect” coloring or markings

qavah – (qwh, pronounced kaw-VAW), (Hebrew) – to look eagerly for, to expect, to hope for; in English – “wait”, “wait patiently”

see – to detect by sight,  detect by the eye

waitto remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens; to remain neglected for a time

Miller, John – famous coaster designer, roller coaster safety advocate and coaster safety mechanism inventor in the 1920s; well known for his great coasters such as the Screechin’ Eagle, KW Jack Rabbit, KW Racer.

Bibliography and Works Cited

Unless otherwise identified, all Scripture quotations in this blog are taken from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ® (NIV®). Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

Anderson, George K., et. al., ed. The Literature of England. Glenview, Illinois & London, England: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1979.

Anderson, Hans Christian. “The Ugly Duckling.” HCA Gilead. Text accessed 12 April 2017.

Cooke, Graham. Fresh Love Every Day. Vancouver, Washington: Brilliant Book House, LLC, 2018.

Crabb, Larry. Real Church: Does it exist? Can I find it? Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2009.

Cymbala, Jim. Breakthrough Prayer. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2003.

Emmons, Robert A. Thanks! How (the new science of) Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. 2007.

Geisel, Theordore S., Dr. Suess. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  Xmas Fun. Text accessed 20 December 2015.

Hopkins, Gerard Manley. Pied Beauty. from The Literature of England. London, England: Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1979. pg. 1069.

Krog, Antjie. Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa. New York, New York: Three Rivers Press, 1998.

McDonald, Faith. “God’s Good Gifts” from Book Lover’s Devotional: What We Learn About Life from Great Works of Literature. Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2011. pg. 74.

Moreland, J.P. Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1997.

Moore, Beth. Get Out of That Pit. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2007.

Mote, Edward. My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”The Solid Rock”. In Timeless Truths by The Luthern Hymnal. 1834. From: Lyrics accessed 30 March 2017.

Nichols, Heidi L.  Anne Bradstreet: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thoughts  of a Puritan Poet. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing Company, 2006.

Robinson, Marilynne. Gilead. New York, New York: Picador, 2004.

Robinson, Robert. Come, Thou fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace. “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. In A Collection of Hymns Used by the Church of Christ in Angel Alley, Bishopgate 1759. 1758. From: Lyrics accessed 30 April 2017.

Smith, Stephen. Have you been in the situation When the Lord asked you. “Take Another Lap Around Mt. Sinai”. In JoySpring by Lillenas. 1979.  From: Lyrics accessed 4 June 2015.

The Scarlet Pimpernel. Dir. Clive Donner. London Film Productions, 1982. Film.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. New York, NewYork: The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1982.

Voskamp, Ann. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2010.

Voskamp, Ann. One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2012.


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