Monday, 20 October 2008

Stories of Courage and Challenge

During my blog travels around the world I come across stories and posts which lead me to thank the Lord for all the blessings He has given me and reach out to people around me. They are like guideposts.

Read about GAIL 'S visits to 2 special ladies. She is a new friend of mine. Gail was a nurse in Saudi Arabia and now lives in the USA.

(photo courtesy Felisol)
FELISOL my Norwegian sister describes a visit to an island garden in Norway. ..called Mangela.She 's got beautiful photos of the garden on her blog. It was planted by a man called Aasmund Bryn.

In 1965 at the age of 35, doctors pronounced him terminally ill. Bryn, a horticulturist took refuge in this island away from the hustle and bustle of life. He planted seeds which gave him the courage, strength and determination to battle his disease and purpose to his almost ending life.

The result was a unique garden with plants from all over the world.

(photo by Felisol)

Bryn survived his illness and is now almost at the end of his life in his 80s.

You can check out their WEB SITE HERE

Brother Jim serving the Lord in Mexico has a very good post on POVERTY and a moving video called An $8 Hotdog. You must watch it.
It encouraged me to be a good and responsible steward of what the Lord has given me.

My heart was strangely warmed by all these posts.

7 Fertilize my soul:

Shari/"Whiger" said...

The Lord works in mysterious ways and guides people to do things with their lives.

Thanks for sharing.

Saija said...

felisol has shown us how beautiful norway is! she has such lovely photo's ... and informative descriptions ...

blessings on you this day!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

It is so good to see what others are doing around the world :) Take care Amrita and have a nice day!

Sita said...

What a wonderful idea, Amrita. Thank you for sharing these sites, so very uplifting. God's glory shines all through our earth. Praise Him.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
you sure are a sharing Lady. In your presence we all get warm.
From Felisol

Gail W. said...

Amrita, thank you SO MUCH for including me in your post. I consider that to be the highest compliment! I am so glad God brought us together-He definitely works in mysterious ways!
May you feel His grace today,
Gail W.

Julia Dutta said...

Thanks Amrita,
What a wonderful post with so much to offer in terms of courage and endurance of the human spirit.