Psalm 96:4

"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise..."

Friday, April 22, 2011

This & that...Here & there

I have included a lot of pictures here from the past several weeks since my return to Chiang Mai......

Royal Gardens...there are many beautiful orchids to enjoy.

A garden area with large "rabbits."

I thought this wall area was pretty.

Larry in one of several meetings we had over the past weeks.

We enjoyed a traditional Thai restaurant for a lovely meal together with friends.

Lots of great food and great fellowship too.

Kumpee - Ann - Praise

Dancers at the restaurant...notice the extra long finger nails:)

These are huge china pieces at the entrance.

I always enjoy the orchids added to the ice tea.

Barb & Sieralynn having cheesecake dessert.

Htay & Larry checking out the swords and knives.

Being silly!!!

The beautiful soap carvings.

A lady selling jewelry.

Larry chatting with a little girl.

This seller was very tired :)


We finished this evening off with dinner on the roof top restaurant.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Songkran Festival

We ventured out today to do some shopping before our guests arrive on Friday... it was an adventure to say the least.

Songkran is a Thai festival that is celebrated from 13-15 April each year. Here in Chiang Mai it is extended out to last up to 10 days. It is an important festival when families and friends gather to celebrate the Thai New Year, honor their elders, and, of course join in the fun of splashing each other. We were riding in a taxi and I tried to stay dry and capture pictures of some of the people throwing water as we passed by them. The quality is not the best but maybe you can get an idea of what our ride to the shopping mall looked like:)

These guys were actually using a hose to spray people passing by.

These guys had just been drenched by the girls with green and pink buckets.

This little guy is using a monster squirt gun to  spray people with water.

There were many people in the backs of pickup trucks with large containers of water and they would throw it at you as they passed by. We had our umbrellas with us since it had rained all day. It was a good thing because  this container of water that was thrown at us by the guy in black hit the umbrella Larry held up to the open back of the taxi.

Another big water gun.

This was our adventure for the day. My only mishap was when I sat down on the seat of taxi on our drive was sopping wet so I had wet pants on the drive home. It was fun to see people having good fun together.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Weaving of My Life

"My life is but a weaving, between my God and me.

I do not choose the colors, He worketh steadily.

Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride,

Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.

Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,

Will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful in the skillful Weaver's hand,

As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned."

(Copied from" Each New Day" by Corrie ten Boom)