Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cool Memories

 Sonia,  her  husband and  son   Abner   arrived  on  Saturday. The  house  seems  full  and  lively. Avinash left this  morning - his  leave  ends  today. Sonia  and  Abner   will  stay till  the  second  week  of  June.
Abner is  attending  Vacation  Bible  School every  morning  from  7 to 10 .30 am.
Its  a  time  for  Sonia  and  me  to  get  away  from  our   daily mundane activities.  There  is  a lot  of  therapeutic  sharing  among  us  women too.
 Daytime temperatures  are over  110* F  with  high  humidity. Can' t  escape  that. The  monsoon  rains  will   arrive by  mid June if  all  goes well.

I lost  my  Internet  this  weekend and  it was  restored  yesterday.

Thank you for   praying  for  me. This  Sunday we  had  a  glorious service  with guest  speaker  Sunil Joy. We  had  a new  family  visit and  lots  of  lively children in  the  audience. I  enjoy  the  presence  of  children in church  services. They  are  our  future.

I want to share some photos of the  Horticultural Show we  all  went  to in the  last  week of February when nephew Ashish and  friend  Megan  were  with  us.
They bring back cool  memories  in  this  heat. The  temperatures  were  in  the  70s then.
(me, Sonia and  Abner)

Megan and Ash





Megan looking  at  Terra  cotta artifacts

Terra cotta  idols




British physicist Stephen Hawking
declares
"There is no heaven
it 's a fairy story".

1 Corinthians 1
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:


“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[c]

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.



26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

(New  Testament)

12 Fertilize my soul:

Ash said...

Beautiful post, as always Amrita. Oh, and how very nice to see you. You look lovely!

Kathryn said...

Hope you are having a lovely time with your family. I'm in awe that you can do anything with temps of 110F and high humidity. Thanks for the beautiful pics and your loving thoughts.

Kate said...

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a houseful of guests to stir us up and bring happiness.

Amrita said...

Hi Ash, Kathryn an d Kate,

Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Yes we are having a nice family time, One can get by in this stifling heat when you have company.

Pia said...

hi amrita. i am able to access blogger and FB through a proxy. hope all is well with you. thank you for your prayers. God bless you, amrita. (((HUGS)))

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You always have great photos and great Bible quotations in your posts. God bless you more for that. Indeed the world is blinded to the truth of Jesus Christ, for they follow the lord of this world- Satan. But the truth will always be there for those who follow the Lord and the truth has already set us free from the chains of sin and death. Thanks for the inspired post. God bless you always.

David C Brown said...

Do think we should all specially pray for Stephen Hawking?

Dani said...

Great post....your scripture choice is really appropriate..I pray for Stephen Hawking...for someone who is so intelligent and yet misses the mark...sadness..he will have much to answer for as he has led many simple minded people astray....may God grant him repentance....

RonJoeWhite said...

Your weather must be difficult to handle this time of the year... that's HOT!!!!!!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Amrita,

I read this post with great interest and enjoyed looking at the lovely photos.

I was disturbed to read about Stephen Hawking's statement. He reminds me of Dr.Faustus written by Christopher Marlowe in 1604. Dr.Faustus is a highly accomplished man with immense wisdom in fields of human knowledge. But he is not satisfied. He wants to dominate the world.So he sells his soul to the devil for great power over the world. In the end the devil drags Dr.Faustus to hell. This is a book which all must read especially when controversial statements are made by eminent people like Stephen Hawking. He has sold his soul to the devil and he will pay a heavy penalty.

Best wishes,
Joseph

Zim said...

I have today 80 degrees of F (27 C).
Your Bible study is very actual. I know many people, who think that God is superstition and Christianity is ignorance. But this is the sin, which in Bible is called "pride". On the other hand, there are scientists, who convert to Jesus Christ because they studied biology and physics. Few years ago I knew Geoff Bernard, who lives in Israel and is creationist. It was fascinating meeting!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

dearest friend Amrita,
Thanks for this lovely post , I like to see you and your family. Maybe you would like to see my mom? see my blog "the woman with the hat"is my mom. secret but not for you. Greetings JoAnn