Sunday, November 30, 2008
We need a rock, a foundation that is bigger than our life.Psalm 61:2If we limit ourselves to our own understanding and abilitywe will be frustrated and troubled.From the platform of faith we see further.It seems like God always invites us out from our own circles when we get overwhelmed by our circumstances.He leads us to step into his presence.He somehow encourages us not to worry about thosethings that sooner or later will pass away and be no more.He wants our souls to prosper.Man’s subjectivity gives him a false security. People often speakabout their intuition, their ability to know people at first glance.They trust their own heart and encourage others to do the same.The reason why human heart is described to be more evil thanany other thing is it’s subjectivity. Jer.17:9Most of the endless misunderstandings and other complicated relationship problems are rooted in subjective hearts.Jesus did not come to this world to look for people’s opinions.He took the blame on himselfand became the rock that helps us to see beyond the nonsense all the way to eternity.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
That's not right...Sum Ting Wong
Are you harboring a fugitive?...Hu Yu Hai Ding?
See me ASAP...Kum Hia Nao
Stupid Man...Dum Gai
Small Horse...Tai Ni Po Ni
Did you go to the beach?...Wai Yu So Tan?
I bumped into a coffee table...Ai Bang Mai Ni I think
You need a face lift...Chin Tu Fat
It's very dark in here...Wai So Dim?
I thought you were on a diet...Wai Yu Mun Ching?
This is a tow away zone...No Pah King
Our meeting is scheduled for next week...Wai Yu Kum Nao?
Staying out of sight...Lei Ying Lo
He's cleaning his automobile...Wa Shing Ka
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
"Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size."
14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He is best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, E = mc². Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."
Einstein's many contributions to physics include his special theory of relativity, which reconciled mechanics with electromagnetism, and his general theory of relativity, which was intended to extend the principle of relativity to non-uniform motion and to provide a new theory of gravitation. His other contributions include relativistic cosmology, capillary action, critical opalescence, classical problems of statistical mechanics and their application to quantum theory, an explanation of the Brownian movement of molecules, atomic transition probabilities, the quantum theory of a monatomic gas, thermal properties of light with low radiation density (which laid the foundation for the photon theory), a theory of radiation including stimulated emission, the conception of a unified field theory, and the geometrization of physics.
Einstein published over 300 scientific works and over 150 non-scientific works. Einstein is revered by the physics community, and in 1999 Time magazine named him the "Person of the Century". In wider culture the name "Einstein" has become synonymous with genius.
Friday, October 03, 2008
with tonton Seb
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Sweet Susan! amazing soulwinner
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
91% of the world's population has heard of Coke.
74% have seen Coke
51% have tasted it
only 10% of the world's population has heard the Gospel.
Friday, June 06, 2008
His 'face to face' service will be held on june 14th at 2 pm in Baltimore. Let's really pray for his dear wife Barbara and the family.
Jediah, along with a large group are headed to Marlboro, MA for the weekend. There's a Missions Conference organized yearly up there. Also Julie Delouis and Andy Lange will be married tomorrow at Rock Point State Park! P. Matti arrived last night. What a treat to see him this morning! Let's keep the exhibition in prayer. The reception / opening night is on the 19th at 6 pm.
Jediah and I moved back in to our apartment last week and are enjoying our little nest up on Frankford Avenue! We've already been given a beautiful craddle and crib. It's nice to have a Father who knows exactly what we need..!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So we are staying with my parents for the time being, and boy is that a treat. They are so fun and edifying and caring. We were able to get our car back right away which is an added blessing and allows us to be everywhere for everything.
After a week of packing - my best packing experience ever - and saying goodbye to everyone we know in Istanbul God gave us a sweet travel time and an added blessing. On the second plane from Franfurt to Dulles, we were asked to move to other seats and ended up sitting next to a wonderful man, a minister, with whom Jediah spoke for quite a while. At the end of the trip he handed us some money to 'help get us started' ($100!!!) Needless to say that God is a timely God.
If you live in Istanbul and you're reading this, make sure to write us an email soon. We had such a great time with Niyazi and Irada just before we left, what an amazing couple they are (see www.istanbulggprayer.blogspot.com for specific prayer requests for them)
Can't wait also to hear from the KURDISTAN team, and specifically from Becky/ pumkin/ mouthful.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
written on a day when the team house seemed to be beyond my capacity! (you will recognize Amy Carmichael's "My Quietness" Poem, slightly modified)
Where is My Quietness ?
By Sarah Carmichael
O Thou Who art my quietness, my deep repose,
My rest from the kitchen, my holy and steep hill, Fair is The small bedroom, where I hold me still.
Back let them fall from me, my clamorous neighbors,
From crowding meals and meetings of sense I flee, and in Thee hide.
Until this team house be overpast,
Thy hand will hold me fast;
What though the tumult of the storm increase,
Grant to thy servant strength, O Lord,
and bless with peace.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Jediah a rencontre un peintre Turque qu'il observe de temps en temps quand il est dans le voisinage. Ma voisine, 'the cat lover' ou 'the lady with the red hair', comme on l'a appele pendant longtemps jusqu'a ce qu'on lui demande son nom (m'enfin!! il etait temps) m'a emmene au cinema avant-hier. Tout en Turque, tabi / 'bien entendu' , ce filme a ete tourne a Istanbul meme. Malgre tout, il ne fallait pas etre trop genie pour comprendre le scenario, dont le hero, a ma plus grande horreure, devient un fervent musulman et enfin un terroriste. Je n'en croyais ni mes yeux, ni mes oreilles. Les gens autour de moi ne semblaient pas etre alertes.. heureusement, les dernieres minutes du film revelent les vraies intentions de chacuns et montrent le soit-disant hero en personnage faible qui s'est fait dupe par une mafia iranienne... ouf. je respire...
Jediah et moi planifions de retourner a Baltimore en Mai et d'y etre jusqu'a la naissance du bebe prevue en septembre.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Here Jediah and his good friend Faruk. Please keep praying for his salvation!!
My friend Umran (on the R, with scarf) who lives in Kadikoy on the Asian Side came for a little while with her friend, Nur, before heading out to another concert in Taksim. Umran is a fan of Rock music - she plays in a band and so i'm sure our concert was not what she was used to! On top of that she is a devotted muslim and i could tell she was a little uncomfortable when P Matti was preaching; it's amazing she even showed up. She is so sweet. Please keep praying for her.