¨United Nations¨ Cell Group w/ Andy

United Nations Cell Group w/ Andy, originally uploaded by prayformosaics. Wow, tonight was a special blessing! I just got home, around midnight from a gathering with this group pictured above. They are an emerging cell group with people from Brazil, Colombia, Germany, France, Sweden and me from the US. We have been invited to participate with them as we are able. Tonight we shared a time of fellowship, worship, some teaching, prayer and then tapas (literally ¨snacks¨). The tapas…

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The Pope is Not in Rome

We were in Rome for Thanksgiving last week! My family and I thought instead of feeling sorry for ourselves being far away from extended family and our two older children, we would do something that we have wanted to do for years-visit this historic and fascinating city. We were not disappointed at all. With cheap airfares and a very basic place to sleep we took the plunge and instead of eating Turkey last Thursday, we had pasta in Italy….

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Chucho–Giving Pets Pills

Chucho, originally uploaded by prayformosaics. This one is dedicated to our cat, Chucho, who ran away just before we moved from Newcastle to Barcelona. We miss him a lot. He was a most wonderful and interesting cat. One night he brought home a crow and left it at our doorstep. Other animal parts were deposted at least weekly. He was so macho some of us in the family thought this would have been a better name. I still have…

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Inward-Outward Journey

For many years I have sought to follow a path that was both deeply attentive to the inner life of the spirit while simultaneously engaged in the world around me, getting my hands dirty in mission and meeting the real needs of people. I have inclinations in both directions and have been searching for a way to integrate my life, my whole life. At times it has worked, and I have been able to find good mentors and sources…

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Amazingly Simple Home Remedies

Thanks to my sister for the following. She is the funny one in the family and has helped keep us all laughing through life. Love to Signe! Warning to the more sophisticated among us–hope your sensitivies are not offended. AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES    1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto, the blockage will be almost instantly removed.    2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting…

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