God has a purpose for you!

For the Lord takes delight in his people; He crowns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4

Psalm 34:1

I will bless the Lord at all times.

and also...

But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness". 2 Corinthians 12:9

God loves you!

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8.

28/09/2010

Creation or evolution?

Lately, it looks as if this question is a source of tension, so much that one may think wise to stay out of it for fear of upsetting one's friend.. In fact there are many Christians who tell me that evolution does not bother them, they add : if it is the big bang, then God created it!
I find it useful to know a bit more about the debate. Somehow, you must have noticed that the evolutionists viewpoints seem to be everywhere, in most of our schools, universities, documentaries and media. However there seems to be cracks in the theory of evolution and the creationists are fighting back for recognition as they believe that the evidence gathered by the evolutionists have not always been accurate for instance..you have heard of the 'missing link' ..but there is MORE!
Interested ? then why don't you visit Dr. Grady Shannon McMurtry's website : http://www.creationworldview.org

Blessings. Yours in Jesus-Christ.

24/09/2010

Let's rejoice and praise the Lord!

Blessings.

21/09/2010

..live at peace with everyone..

      17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
    18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
    19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord.
    20 On the contrary:
   If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. 
 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:17-21
I think that you will agree that sometimes living at peace with everyone can be difficult!
We have to be on our guard all the time so that difficult situations do not develop and end up overcoming us to a point where we feel that forgiving is too hard.
This afternoon, I was reading in Lynn's blog http://lynnmosher.blogspot.com/   how she blessed her employer instead of cursing her.
So if we choose to bless our enemy we will be able to move forward and remove bitterness from our heart. I must add that in such a situation, I asked the Lord to help me as I felt I could not do it on my own! Blessings. Yours in Christ.

10/09/2010

There is a King in you!




You come from royalty
An aristocratic dynasty
The goal of the enemy
Is that you don't know who you are
There's power when you speak
Be mindful of words you release

I know that life has challenged you
But the king in me speaks to the king in you
You were born to rule there is a king in you

You come from royalty
An aristocratic dynasty
The goal of the enemy
Is that you don't know who you are
There's power when you speak
Be mindful of words you release


I know that life has challenged you
But the king in me speaks to the king in you
You were born to rule there is a king in you

Is there no king in you then why do you speak
Speak with such defeat?
Is there no king in you then why do you speak
Speak with such low esteem?

I know that life has challenged you
But the king in me speaks to the king in you
You were born to rule there is a king in you
Donald Lawrence and Co. 

04/09/2010

The Venice of the Languedoc!



Later on we went to Sète. I'd never been there before but I knew that it was one of the largest harbours on the Mediterranean. What I did not know is it has been given the name of Venice of the Languedoc!  It is situated between the Thau Lagoon (Etang de Sète), the sea and various canals! Paul Valéry and Georges Brassens are its two most famous people. 


Imogen pausing on the parapet in front of the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette (see below). 
 Having a drink in one of the many cafés in the town center.



Walking by the harbour.
We had lunch in one of those restaurants. One of the dishes i had was called the tielle sétoise, a round pastry filled up with octopus pieces in a tomato sauce. 

 View from the mont  St Clair (183 m)

I thought that this tiny street with the washing on the line does look like an Italian street! What do you think?
Have a blessed week-end.

03/09/2010

Jousting in Agde

One day we went to Agde, in the Languedoc Roussillon region, and we realised people were getting ready for the Joutes Nautiques (nautical jousting). Apparently this sport has existed in Sete the 25th of August 1743...
The Rules
The tournament starts with a parade of the jousting “knights” with traditional music: oboe and drums are the two main instruments. There is a blue and a red rowboat guided by steersmen and powered by 8 to 10 rowers.
 In the front of the boat, 2 musicians accompany the tournament with a traditional music.
 The jousting members are armed with a spear and protected by a “pavois” (a shield). 
The aim of the game is to make the opponent fall in the water with the spear when the boats pass each other. 


 Hum, wonder who is there, hidden in the crowd!
 The jousting fighters stand on the “tintaine”, a plank set at the back of the boat
 about 2 meters above the water.
 Here is the blue team and the musicians
 Nobody in the water yet!

The red team.
This went on for at least two hours and it was good fun! Here is a splash. I must say that though the sun was out, the temperature of the water was below 16 ...

A few holidays snaps...

 We are back home and it is strange not to be able to walk on the sand
 nor hear any French people talking in the background.
 This is the market, colourful and usually full of people. They were closing on that day. 
 A myriad of restaurants in the town center!
 The harbour!

The harbour seen from the market.
That's all for tonight! Blessings. Yours in Christ.