Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Travel Tuesday

We have been to Kyiv (or Kiev) many times. Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. The legend is that it was founded by three brothers and a sister - Kyi, Shchek,and Lybid . The sculpture above was created for the 1500 year anniversary of Kyiv.

The first time we were in Kyiv was 1997. At that time we saw only the airport, the train station, and one of our teammates apartments. Other times we passed through Kyiv on our way to somewhere else. It was only in the recent 4-5 years we spent more time in Kyiv. Since the church ministries institute moved to Kyiv, we had some of our team retreats there. We also went once to meet with pastors from eastern Ukraine and to go to the embassy to have extra pages put in our passports. Another time, after a team retreat, a few of us went to downtown Kyiv to see the recent conflict memorials.

I know we took photos when we were there in March of 2015 and saw some of the memorials. When I find them I will post them!

Kyiv is a beautiful city. It's off the beaten path of the more touristy places like Prague and Budapest, but it has its own kind of beauty.
Odessa train station
Puzata Hata, a Ukrainian restaurant with good food.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Photo

My daughter drew this caricature of me when she worked at an art shop at Legoland Florida.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Favorites

Favorite Music on my Kindle
 1. King of the World - Natalie Grant
 2. Come to Jesus - Hillary Scott and the Scott family
 3. At the Cross - Chris Tomlin
 4. O The Blood - Selah
 5. Game of Thrones Medley - 2 Cellos

 Favorite Books
 1. Life Management for Women - Elizabeth George
 2. Reshaping it All - Candace Cameron Bure
 3. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
 4. Loving God with All your Mind - Elizabeth George
 5. Overcoming Fear, Worry, Anxiety - Elyse Fitzpatrick

 Favorite TV Shows
 1. Heartland
 2. Murdoch Mysteries
 3. Paradise
 4. Blue Bloods
 5. NCIS Los Angeles

 Favorite people I chat with on Facebook
 1. Katie
 2. Mom
 3. Suzzie
 4. Debbie
 5. Chris, Kathy

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday

This is my mom on Easter in the 1940s. Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Here and there

On March 19 we had a meeting at a supporting church in Ocala FL. We made bread in the afternoon, had meals together, and shared about our ministry in Ukraine. After the evening meal, we partook of the Lord's supper. What a memorable time with brothers and sisters in the Lord! We had a few days break on March 20-23. Cedar Key is a beautiful little place off the west coast of Florida. We did alot of bike riding, visited some parks, went on a Sunset boat tour. There is much history on the little island too. What a great experience! On the way home from Cedar Key, I found out that my mom was in the hospital with a health issue. So we pondered about making a trip up there. I left on March 29 and stayed a week with my family. It was very nice to have time with my mom, dad, and my sisters. Mom is doing better now but please pray for her. We move in about 8 weeks!