Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Psalm 108:4 (NIV)
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!
Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 (NIV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
The word press photo challenge this week is Frame. Here are some beautiful frames I found on my recent holiday to France and Italy…
garden in Stresa
garden in Stresa
nice view in Nice
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
I was just reminiscing about some of the wonderful and amazing places I’ve been lucky enough to visit over the past few years.
In summer 2007 I went to Ukraine with my dad and sister to visit some relatives there. We stayed with family in a small village and it was like going back in time -their way of life was so different from ours in England. Many things have changed in Ukraine since then, I don’t know if their life will be as simple now as it was then…
farm life in Ukraine
walking a goat in Ukraine
Then in summer 2008 I went to South Africa and Lesotho for a month with some of my classmates from university. This was my first time to Africa and I loved it! We spent a lot of time volunteering in an orphanage, as well as helping in primary schools there. It was a really special time.
my friend in Lesotho
In fact, I liked Africa so much that I got a job in Tanzania from 2009 to 2011. I taught in a lovely school with some great people -and we were lucky enough to go on lots of safaris!
Then I got a job as a teacher in Romania -another amazing country! The people there were very friendly and I spent many weekends in the beautiful mountains in Transylvania (where they keep the legend of vampires alive for the tourists!)
vampire’s castle, Romania
I stayed there for just over a year, then came back to England for a bit, before starting a job in China in 2014. My experience in China was also amazing -my students were great and it was wonderful to spend time exploring the country and culture. But after 2 years in China, I felt like it was time to move a little closer to home…
Great Wall of China
So, I’m currently at home, wondering where my next adventure will be!
This post was inspired by “Building Blocks of History” on: https://syllabubsea.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/building-blocks-of-history-24th-august/
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
Psalm 121:1 (NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 NIV