Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The ones I bought ran a bit small so you might want to err on a larger pair.
A good way to donate to a good cause
When you purchase these you are helping women in India to get out of prostitution.
PUNJAMMIES™ are created in after-care facilities for women who have been rescued, released or escaped from a life of forced prostitution. Their lives have been marked by a message – you are a commodity – to be used for others' gain.
PUNJAMMIES™ is the vehicle used to empower each woman. Instead of the vicious cycle of her former life, the making of PUNJAMMIES starts her on her own virtuous cycle of self-reliance and dignity. A simple thing like making pajamas is what it takes. With the brothel behind and opportunity ahead in a new, supportive community, she is gradually restored to health. When its time, she is trained to sew -- and more importantly, to contribute as an integral part of an inter-dependent team. Here is where she learns that she is valuable, to take pride in her work, and to trust again. To trust again--in herself and in others! Her past diminishes and her future brightens.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
These are just some random photos from our get away . Above is the Cathedral in Savannah
Pictures from the old cemetery where stones had been disrupted during the civil war and so they placed them up on the wall.
Fort Pulaski with the gater in the moat
Below is a picture from a trip over to Tybee Island
fun buildings---this one above was done over by some of the students--it was once something Jewish
a nice Irish type--hmmm, or was it Brit or Welch? restaurant to eat in
cool book store above
Inside of the Lucus theater
Loved the rainbow above on one of our morning walks
favorite place to eat on the river above
cool train place to visit with part of a round house
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This was taken when we were in Savannah last week. It is a picture of the inside ceiling of the cathedral. This week caused a lot of thinking in my life. Sometimes God opens our eyes to things that need work in our lives and that is what he has been doing these past 2 weeks.
He showed me some areas about myself that I had not realized were there.....areas that needed change. This is not pleasant while it is happening. NOPE! This time also showed me the importance of really trying to be aware of the truth in my life and being honest and open, especially to my husband. I thought I was doing these things...but I have seen that in some respects I was not.
When this time came it produced a crushing sensation within me---I kept just crying in God's presence. Then came confession to Him, and then it truly felt like a fire was burning within me---a cleansing and loving fire.
I am living each day, asking Him to continue working. Some things are just deeply within us and we don't see them until God uses someone or something to show us. It does feel that sin kills a part of us and when we deal with it we become more alive.
I am thankful for truth , but it can be a difficult thing to see. It is difficult to see sin in ourselves that has been there, lying there unseen or unrealized by ourselves.