Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meeting the Lord

The world is running out of oil creating serious shortages of nearly everything in the future,climate change is also a major concern causing droughts, earthquakes, floods etc and to make matters worse, the economic health of the nations is in trouble. There is one great comfort.
There shall come a day when all true believer's shall be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, what a comfort!
"But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shop in the Village

"He who heeds the word wisely
will find good. And whoever
trusts in the Lord, happy is he."
Proverbs 16:20

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Ride in Spring

We can trust in God's Word, His testimony is true,
Joshua and Caleb did and entered the
Promised Land, they did not listen to the negative
report or believe other opinions. Do we choose to believe
in His truth or are we deceived by
the father of lies, the evil one
who is always ready to plant negative thoughts
in our head.

"As for God , His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him."
Proverbs 18:30

"But Jesus looked at them and
said to them, "With men this is
impossible, but with God all
things are possible."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Yellow Blossom - Vietnam Series of sketches

Each year in Vietnam the people celebrate the New Year around the end of January, (Tet Celebrations) Everywhere you looked the city was decorated with lovely lemon coloured blossoms and yellow marigolds and yellow chrysanthemums. Large pots like the one above decorated the footpath outside our hotel.

"He who walks with wise men
will be wise,
But the companion of fools
will be destroyed."
Proverbs 13:20

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Paris Deli, Hanoi

There are some lovely French cafes and restaurants in Hanoi.

Psalm 145:19
"He will fulfill the desire
of those who fear Him.
He also will hear their cry and save them."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Family Home Hoi An

In Hoi An we went for a bicycle ride, I stopped and sketched this pretty home and soon the owners came out and invited us in and gave us a tour of their house, including a walk on their roof deck. They could not speak a word of English but with hand signals and nods etc we managed to understand one another. As a thankyou I gave them a brightly coloured cotton handerchief as a gift. The Vietnamese peple are so lovely and gentle and friendly.
"Ponder the path of your feet,
And let all your ways be established.
Do not turn to the right
or the left;
Remove your foot from evil."
Proverbs 4:26

Monday, September 7, 2009

Water Puppets in Hanoi

It is a must if you are in Hanoi, to see the wonderful puppets which act out their story on water. It was a very enjoyable and creative experience, so cleverly performed by the people of Hanoi in Northern Vietnam. Musical instruments "native" to the region were employed by the local talent as well.

"Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path."
Psalm 119:105

Thursday, September 3, 2009

House in Hanoi

This is an example of French colonial architecture, in Hanoi, Vietnam. The houses, usually narrow and often about five stories tall are often painted bright and lovely colours.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts..."
Isaiah 55:8-9

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Talking Jazz

This is not the entire picture as it would not fit in the scanner and I cannot find my camera.

"The words of a man's mouth
are deep waters;
The wellspring of wisdom
is a flowing brook."
Proverbs 18:4