Psalm 96:4

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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Village Life

These are photos taken while visiting some rural believers in Northern Thailand this past week.
I took lots of pictures and it is always hard to choose which to share but these, I thought, captured the people and their lives .

This young lady was doing some weeding near her home
and had such a beautiful smile.

~ Karen lady & her baby I was delighted to hold  ~  
~ lady with a tub of clothes to hang up  ~
These believers have very little in material possesions
but they have the joy of the Lord.

~ Typical village home ~    ~mother & child~
~ Larry helped dig a hole where they are putting up a new home ~ 
 ~ the pastor and his family ~

Meeting new brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Lord used these visits to challenge my heart in many ways again.
I needed to be reminded of how much I have and thank the Lord for blessing me with comforts so many do not have.

"for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21

Friday, May 27, 2011

Foto Friday ~ Sowing Rice Seed

Foto Friday Challenge

This is my first entry in Foto Friday... after some urging from my daughter, Jennifer.

We live in Chiang Mai, Thailand and can enjoy seeing the rice fields in nearby rural areas.
I took this photo of a farmer sowing rice seed. Notice behind him is rice already growing.

This is a wide view photo showing more of the area and how the field is sectioned off for planting the seed.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rural Village Visit

We recently made a visit to a village in Northern Thailand near Chiang Mai where many Karen people live. They sell products they make by hand to earn a living. There were some really beautiful scarves and table runners along with a lot of other things for sale. Several of the ladies spoke English and many of them were Christians.

Making some beautiful fabric.

This sweet lady gave me a real "bear hug" she had me come in and see her home.

Larry is shooting a crossbow and he hit the apple target right on!

Notice her enlarged ear lobes.

A typical home.

A nice lady.


A longneck Karen lady in her shop.

A young lady weaving fabric to sell.

Looking out from village at the rice fields.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Colorful Umbrellas

Today we stopped by a shop that made umbrellas along with many other really beautiful things. With all the rain we are getting I think I could use one of these really large umbrellas to try and stay dry under.

These smaller umbrellas are painted on silk fabric and are quite pretty. I am thinking my 5 year old grand daughter might like one of these :-)  They also had some with white tassels on the edge that I liked.

Rain and more rain...

Our yard was filled with rain water ....

and the street by our house looked like a small river flowing by.

It seems to me that the rainy season is upon  us a little early this year.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Elephants spraying us!

We had fun today showing some friends around Chiang Mai...

the spray of water just missed me...:)

then we were off to see some long necked guys trying to get food from us.


This is the closest I have ever been to a giraffe

The Night Safari was a lot of fun and I can hardly wait to take our grandkids if they can come visit us here.