We're getting ready to tuck into bed after a long and lovely week.
|Time for a quick online chat with the grands|
|A woman strolls past the goats for sale.|
We are due for another mandatory visa run to Singapore; we combined it with a two days (6 hours each) of teaching. My class has 7 Master level students, always a pleasure.
One of our good friends Cheryl has just landed: she'll teach for 2 weeks. She takes us to the airport straight from my final hour of teaching - it's the only way we have time to connect.
|Pomellos in the market|
|Enormous 3-D murals in the house|
make it feel like we're in nature
|Celebrating 67 years|
|New friends and great food|
|"Here's looking at you, kid!" = fried gourami fish|
|The wonderful sweet-soy barbecue fish,|
with rice smoked in a banana leaf
|Fresh spicy sauces: sambal being made at the restaurant|
What a treat to close the gate, pull the dirty clothes from the suitcases into the laundry hamper, and begin to relax. We call our parents to say hello and check how they are. Since we have a busy week ahead, we welcome the night and rest.
Hope all is well in your side of the world!
*Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11 ESV
*The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8 ESV
*The Lord confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers. Isaiah 44:26 NKJV
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
*These Jews (from Beroea) welcomed the message very eagerly and examined the scriptures every day to see whether these things were so. Acts 17:11 ESV
*There are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 1 Corinthians 12:6 ESV
*Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 NKJV
Moravian Prayer: Omnipotent Lord, you made all things, rule over all things, and provide all things. Every gift you give us is from you and is meant to work in concert to your glory. Help us celebrate the diversity of gifts we see in our communities.
Confirm your word in us, O Lord, as we set forth into the world to proclaim the good news of your salvation. Counsel us as we seek to follow your lead, guiding our steps to those who need to hear of your grace and love. Amen.