Saturday, 9 February 2008

Counting My blessings

Today I got a gift from my friend Natalie . Thank you Natalie. Music by Michael Card and Travis Corttrell. It is like manna from heaven.It means a lot to me as Christian music and books are difficult to obtain where I live.There is no proper Christian bookstore in my town.Listening to this lovely music will make my lent season more blessed.God bless you Natalie.-------------------------------------------------------------

Above : Simran and Milka
This afternoon Aunt P and her grand daughter Simran paid us a surprise visit. Simran likes to play with our pastor 's daughter, Milka (real name is Anukriti). We are happy for that as Simran can play in a good clean positive enviroment and receive affirmation and positive vibes from us. I wrote earlier how her parents are not working and depend on Aunt P 's meagre pension. They are not very pleasant people to have around and we are praying that they may come to the Lord.
As we ladies sat in the afternoon sun the kids played and Simran learnt some Sunday School song/dances from Milka.
I decided to make pancakes for tea as a special treat for Simran and Auntie.As I was making them Auntie called a rickshaw and got ready to leave. She is in her late 60s and getting senile before her age due to neglect and ill-treatment. I asked her to stay on for tea and let the rickshaw go as he would charge her extra for waiting. But she couldn 't make up her mind. There was some comotion which upset Aunt Sybil (dementia patient) and she got agitated which upset Mama and seeing all this I got pretty stressed out and lost my patience for a bit.
What was a happy peaceful afternoon clouded over.
Anyway the pancakes turned out good and I sent a plate to my Pastor and family too.There was one left and Simran asked if she could take it for her younger brother. I was so touched by her thought...the poor child didn 't want her brother to miss the treat. I packed it for her and some veggies and bananas and Maggi noodles.They live so far away and transport is expensive otherwise I would have had them everyday to teach good things to the kids and give them food etc.
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Later on 2 men from the cable operator came and fixed the sound in our receiver box. Seems the other guys did not do a proper job and that 's why my Mom had been watching soundless TV for the past one week. Her channel has sound now.What a relief.
And in a minute I 'm gonna watch the movie World Trade Centre starring Nicholas Cage on HBO which now has sound.

14 Fertilize my soul:

K M F said...

he trying to say something..
nice shot

Holy Chaos said...

watching soundless tv? lol : )

you are so welcome!

I am glad that I could do something for someone else.

I LOVE Christian books and cds.

If you can see what I see said...

I cant imagine not having a christian book store or a place to go and by cd's. boy how blessed we are and thank you for showing me that again...i believe it is so important to thank God daily for what we think are the "small" things.
Bless you my blog friend.

Shari said...

It was so neat to read about Simran coming over to play and learning Sunday School songs and dances. All of those Christian influences are being stored away in his little mind. We have had the neighbor boy come over to play a lot, over the past 7 years. He has heard Christian music in our home, heard me pray, and I've even read a few devotions aloud around holidays. One time he went to an all night youth group party, with my kids, where he heard about How to Become a Christian. I just pray that one day, he will sort through all of the Christian influences in his life and make a decision to accept Jesus. I'm going to pray for Simran right now.

Mrs. Mac said...

I had a lot of catching up to do on your blog. Our satellite reception has been going in and out the past week due to the stormy weather. Thank you for the Mathetes Award. I shall have to pay recognition next time I make a post. I'm glad you've just about figured out the tv problem ;) ... technology can be very frustrating. I hope you have a blessed Sunday.

Saija said...

ít seems that whenever you try and do some good, the devil wants to snatch that joy away ... i'm glad that you were able to be a blessing with the pancakes ...

and that world trade centre movie was good ... we just watched it recently!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hi Amrita,
Great to get a present from Natalie, you deserve that.

I am still warm from the nice warm sun here in Holland! We were having a gret weekend because of the SUN:0

Warm greetings from JoAnn

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
It's good to relate to your relatives and witness for the Lord too. It's also very nice to have your cable connection fixed so that you can enjoy a clear audio and video on your TV. Happy viewing. God bless you and your family always.

Kalyan said...

thats a lovely gift...so you r having an wonderful musical time....& the second photo is very nicely captured...love the expressions & now my mouth is watering with the name of pancakes...have a wonderful time with the music, movies & your family!

Aura said...

What can I say,except that im glad all turned out well at the end of the day.
Sit back and enjoy your cable movies!!
Hope all is well with you and the family!

Shelley said...

Hello Dear Amrita, such sweet children. So nice of you to fix pancakes and have tea for your friends. So sorry your lovely day was interrupted. Ole" Satan is always going about to cause confusion,trying to steal our joy,but he can't if we don't let him.
Thanks you for visiting me and leaving such kind comments.

God's blessings to you, Shelley

Mike said...

I'm a great fan of Michael Card.

Gudl said...

I am glad you can watch tv with sound again !!
That was a good movie, wasn't it?

Donetta said...

I am glad the children had fun. It must be so hard with Aunt S. sometimes. The mind is a terrible thin to loose. I am so touched as well by the child makes me think of something one of my two might say. They think of each other that way and when they do it deeply moves me to see it. The children are so beautiful.