Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Are you a people watcher? I am! I think God's creations are fascinating. And each time we travel to a new place we get to see more of His handiwork in action. These are just a few of the photos I took on our bus tour of Pune. If you are friends with me on Facebook you can see the full album by clicking HERE.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Since we've been here I've ridden on the back of the bike several times. The first time I was excited but scared. Each time I go out with someone I feel more comfortable and not as exposed as I did that first time. I can see that there is a rhythm to the flow of traffic here and have noticed that the motorbikes are better able to weave in and out of the congested traffic much easier than cars can. I still don't think I would do well driving here...but I used to say that about the freeways in California and somehow I overcame that fear!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I have been thinking about peace a lot today. This past week I've heard about surgeries, illnesses, deaths of family members, job losses, parents with prodigal children...and so on. There is a great need for peace in our minds, hearts, families, businesses, churches, cities, and countries.
May you feel His presence throughout your day.
And no matter what you are going through...
May you hear Him say, "Peace be with you!"
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Friday, August 09, 2013
We saw these carriages the other day...
I heard that some people use them for transporting the bridal party to the wedding!
I haven't seen a procession yet. It would be exciting if we get to witness one before we leave. I've heard that the groom comes to pick up the bride riding on a white horse...I would love to see that!
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Not far from the flat we are staying in is a temple to the Hindu god Ganesh. You can read more about him by clicking here. There are many gods worshiped here in India and around the world.
|This photo was taken with my Galaxy tablet as we were walking home late one evening...|
When I think of all the things that Christ has helped us through I cannot help but desire that others get to experience His overwhelming love and care. Each time I pass this temple I pray for those who still do not know Him as the One True God.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Tom was craving pancakes so we walked down to a place called Peter's Pan. He got his pancakes and I was able to enjoy a cheese omelet with hash browns. We will have to go again...the food was tasty and filling. The night that we were there every table but one was full. The little girl in the photo seemed to be having fun taking pictures of the kitchen and watching them flip pancakes!
Monday, August 05, 2013
Yesterday was Friendship Day here in India. We were blessed to visit Naga Christian Fellowship and they used the holiday as the theme for the service. As we entered the church we were greeted with a handshake and then had a friendship bracelet tied to our wrists. All of the scriptures, songs, and the message revolved around various aspects of friendship. One of the soloists blew us away and the sermon was very encouraging. After the service there was a fellowship time and we got a chance to chat with several people.
One of the things that made our visit so special was seeing all of the women that I had met at the Bible study on Wednesday morning. It truly made me feel at home to see so many familiar faces. God has a way of allowing us to experience His loving presence just when we need it most!