Monday, 23 January 2017

Unseen forces and beautiful vegetables

Our youngest daughter is doing a project on magnetism at school. This weekend she's been creeping round the house with a large magnet stabbing it at random metal items to see if they'll stick. Radiator, yes. Teaspoon, yes. Grandma's glasses, no. Thankfully.

This thing happened, and the angels were watching with a smile on their face.

My husband, PhD in physics, always delighted when the girls show an interest in something scientific (he's given up on me) got out a very sensitive set of kitchen scales. He placed a key on the scales and then slowly lowered the magnet over the key from above.

The key weighed 17g. As the magnet got closer, closer, the key weighed less and less.

14g...11g... 9.25g... 5.67g...

At 4.3g, the key jumped up to meet the magnet. Whoof. Just like that.

Continued over at the Association of Christian Writers' blog, which is More Than Writers. Please join me over there; I post on the 23rd of every month, and there's loads of wonderful stuff on all the other days, too.


  1. I love your examples Helen. A beautiful expression of our brilliant Creator and Lord.

    1. Thanks so much, Ben. Praying for eyes to see and ears to hear the wonders all around. :-)

  2. this wonderful - can we put this in our church magazine please?

  3. this is wonderful blog - can we use it in our parish magazine please?

    1. Thank you very much; I'm glad you liked it.
      You're more than welcome to use this post - or anything on 'Are We Nearly There Yet'. Feel free. The site I link to on the above post ('More Than Writers') is a multi-author site owned by The Association of Christian Writers, so I can't speak for any other posts by anyone
      else. I'm sure this is what you meant, but thought I'd better mention it.
      Thanks so much for your encouragement.


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