Friday, 1 January 2010

Saying it with Roses

Happy New Year Everyone.
We had our New Year worship service.
In India most churches Happy New Year have New Year 's Eve
services and morning service on Jan 1st.
Christian institutions (except hospitals)
are closed whereas other places
are open for business.

Mishael and Rayguel gifted
Nani a bouquet on New Year.
We had lots of visitors after church
and during church!!!.
So we had lunch at about 3.30.
We shared our food with our helpers and
a shut-in aunt.
We had lamb pilaf
with a potato and yogurt salad called raita
and popadoms.
Happy New Year....may peace break into your home
and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become magnets for $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline
and may laughter assault your lips.
May happiness slap u... across ur face and
may your problems forget your home address!
(I found this on Facebook)

Since the past 2 days our weather has turned cold,
rainy and foggy.But today we had
weak sunshine. The whole of North India
is in the grip of a cold wave.
Many people have died of the cold.
Abner and Rayguel doing a puzzle
with Sonia watching
Sheeba under the table
puzzling it all out.

31 Fertilize my soul:

Felisol said...

Happy New Year to all in your church and family.
Lovely roses!
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Thank you Felisol,your visits and encouragement mean a lot to me

Donetta said...

Good Morning
May warmth come your way soon.
Strange weather here too.
Happy New Year Dear Amrita.
Steve and I have a Date this noon for a friend will have the children for three hours.

Buttercup said...

Happy New Year. Wishes for a blessed year of good health and happiness. Thank you for your gift of friendhship.

Shelley said...

Hello dear Amrita,the roses are very beautiful and so is your sweet soul....you have been a blessing to me...may you and yours share a most blessed New Year......

Julie said...

Happy New Year. Love the flowers..

Sara said...

how beautiful! happy 2010 to you, my sister and all who are blessed to know you face to face. much love.

Sita said...

Hey Amrita, love the roses and header pic..and that FB blessing is so funny...have a great year in the infallible Hands of God!

David said...

Many wishes for a full and prosperous new year. Give your sister and her family my love and assure her of prayers for her safe trip home and continued ministry through them for the Lord Jesus Christ. Hello to your mother.

Dani said...

Lovely roses....wishing you a wonderful year also, God's blessings and protection....

Pat said...

Beautiful roses, I imagine they are very fragrant!
Happy New Year to you my dear friend, you have been a source of inspiration, and joy!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Happy New Year to one of the prettiest and bloomiest (is that a word?) roses in India, Amrita herself!!!

But sorry to hear of that cold wave. It looks like Mother Hazel is well-protected from the cold. Her bouquet is so lovely.

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David C Brown said...

Happy New Year! May your fingers never grow stiff!

David said...

enough flower pictures, we want to see the Lamb pilaf! hehe
i think the Chinese posts are spam or robots

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

The roses are simply beautiful and elegant although the photos are quite dim. Happy New Year to you my friend. I hope and pray that your New Year will be more fruitful and eventful for the Lord's glory. Thanks for the inspired post. God bless you always.

Amrita said...

Thank you so much friends for visiting and conversing with me.

Our weather is pretty bad...cold grey, cloudy and figgiy, we 've had rain too. Sonia and Abner are leaving this morning.We will miss them tremendously.

My Pastor 's wife i sick - sudden drop in blood pressure due to a medicine. She is admitted in hosp. Prayers needed.

Dear David Schmidt, sorry I did not take any photos of the pilaf. I can get you an Internet one

Amrita said...

Thank you so much friends for visiting and conversing with me.

Our weather is pretty bad...cold grey, cloudy and figgiy, we 've had rain too. Sonia and Abner are leaving this morning.We will miss them tremendously.

My Pastor 's wife i sick - sudden drop in blood pressure due to a medicine. She is admitted in hosp. Prayers needed.

Dear David Schmidt, sorry I did not take any photos of the pilaf. I can get you an Internet one

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita:)

Many, many thanks for the abundance of good wishes.

I also went to the Church for the Midnight Mass and started the New year with prayers, ringing bells, firecrackers and distribution of laddus in the Church.

May you and your family be blessed with an abundance of everything-HAPPINESS, HEALTH,SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY.
Joseph:)

Dick said...

Hi Amrita

"Happy New Year" to you and your family. Nice post, I love those roses, we have cold and snowy times here.

Rebecca said...

What a hilarious little ditty (poem) for the new year! And the flowers are beautiful... Happy New Year to you and your Mother Amrita....and also to your friends and extended family....lots of joy to you all in the midst of every situation....

Crown of Beauty said...

happy New year AMrita!

I loved the quote you got from facebook.

May blessings overtake you in 2010.

Your friendship has been such a blessing to me! And I thank God for you.

Love
Lidj

Charlotte said...

Amrita -- I hope you have a happy and blessed 2010.

Charlotte

Abigail Jasmine said...

I love your blog :)
So happy the Lord is within you & among your family :)
Happy New Year!!
I pray our Saviour brings you joy & peace this year :)

My husband and I are planning a trip to India next year (if the Lord wills) and I am so excited about visiting! :)

Amrita said...

My dear friends you all are so precious tome.

Abigail dear , your life in Korea and your happy joyous reflections on life really hold my attention. Welcome to India and I wish you are very pleasant stay here in advance.

In the American Mission school I had many Korean students.I loved them all.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi friend Amrita, A Happy new year wish, from Holland! wishing you all the best, greeting from JoAnn

Pia said...

i love flowers! those roses are beautiful! happy new year, amirta. may you be doubly blessed this year.

Julia Dutta said...

May the good Lord Bless And Keep you my dear Amrita in ever good health and happiness this year! may He shower His love and protection on Auntie too :))

All my love to both of you,
Julia

JI said...

I love the roses. Roses in India have such a fragrant smell.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

JI

Amrita said...

JI thank you for your visit. I am sure you are missing warm and sunny Kerala in cold London.

Terry said...

happy new year to you too sweet amrita, mama and sheeba.
you so love roses amrita and you are one of god's own roses, yourself...love terry