Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
If you want a fresh grilled fish sandwich... here is the place! Don't worry there are tables on land in front of the boat where you can enjoy your meal.
When we reached the second bridge we decided to walk on the lower level this time. Word of warning: there are cafes with aggressive waiters waiting for you to stroll by so that they can give you their pitch!!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
We are still waiting for the letters of invitation to arrive. We had been told to expect them this week. However, no such luck. Tom was able to reschedule our airline tickets today. Our new target date is April 11th.
Keep on praying for us!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
An excerpt from a wedding video airing on NTV television shows a man addressing the groom, then whipping out a pistol, pointing it to his head and pulling the trigger with a click.
The man gives the gun to another man who then shoots himself in the temple and falls to the ground.
The Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported Tuesday that the victim in the December incident was hospitalized with a severe head wound. It says the man who gave him the gun has been charged with hooliganism.
The origins of Russian roulette are not clear, but Czarist-era officers are believed to have taken chances with revolvers that held one bullet.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100324/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_russian_roulette
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"Well I am afraid of looking like an idiot. I am afraid that you are making fun of me and that I will sink like a rock. I imagine that--"
"Exactly", Jesus interrupted. "You imagine. Such a powerful ability, the imagination! That power alone makes you so like us. But without wisdom, imagination is a cruel taskmaster."
excerpted from The Shack by Wm Paul Young
I realize that not everyone is happy about some of what is written in The Shack. However, coming from a recovery point of view that teaches 'take what you like and leave the rest' this is one thought that I will take with me:
"Without wisdom, imagination is a cruel taskmaster"
If I dwell too much on the past or on the future I will cause myself pain. If I focus on every 'what if' I can think of I will cause myself pain. I bring pain upon myself when my predetermined view of how life's events unfold fail or people do not react/respond to them the way I imagined they would.
My prayer is for wisdom to balance out my powerful imagination and lead me to the full life that was promised to me in John 10:10.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
It has been a joy to find several different bookstores that have books in English! We are stocking up on gems to take back home with us.
Paulo Coelho, J.D. Salinger, Toni Morrison and few others have already found a place in our suitcases!
Friday, March 12, 2010
We just found out recently that the company he works for was denied the right to hire foreign workers. So now we sit here and wait for new paperwork for a three month visa that will allow us to return to Russia.
Hopefully the new Letters of Invitation will arrive before the end of month... we have been told that they should be ready on March 25th.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to wait.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
The wind was pretty strong today and Spencer had to hang on tight to Flat Shirley so she wouldn't blow away!
the ceilings were very high...
Not every stall had a stained glass window about it... this one caught my eye!
Not sure if it was all conjured up by the White Witch from the chronicles of Narnia... but, there was a lot of Turkish Delight to be had!!
Friday, March 05, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
This bakery has great bread and the fun part was having them pantomime for me the action of cutting. After I agreed he put the loaf through a slicer!
Came back to the little apartment and made some french toast on the two ring stove top!