As I spotted this Pin-tail Whydah yesterday, I was awed by God’s creation! But as I was reminded this week there are hurting people who cannot see His glory, might, and hope; they only see an inactive God. My heart’s response: My God is active! The problem is that Believers are inactive. My prayer is that I be more committed to doing His work, to being His Heart, Hands and Voice in our hurting world.
“I will wait for the LORD… I will put my trust in him.”
Isaiah 8:17 NIV
|Photo taken JUST before the siafu encounter!|
|This photo taken this morning for a friend |
leads to only good memories!
|We ate a bit late that morning as this scene appeared|
out the kitchen window as I prepared breakfast!
|And our evening meal was also a bit delayed that day -|
as we took time to watch an incredible sunset!
|One of the joys of living on a mountain while at KBTC - being surrounded|
by 'country' scenes, yet spotting the city of Nairobi which is miles away!
|The window outside our cottage kitchen is like a|
giant movie screen. This sunbird entertained me...
|... as I washed dishes this morning, until ...|
|... one of the many kinds of weavers found|
on campus arrived.
Thank you again for being our partners, our encouragers, our strengtheners as we serve our Father together, BERT YATES
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---*Missing Nigerian children - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32044695
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AND DO NOT FORGET that "Bits from our Hearts" posts are now added daily to this blog!
"For God is the King of all the earth;
sing to him a psalm of praise." Psalm 47:7 NIV
sing to him a psalm of praise." Psalm 47:7 NIV
And this is why I always keep my camera nearby, EVEN when I'm washing dishes! This was my gift just a few minutes ago just outside the kitchen window of our KBTC cottage.
Thanks for praying. I'm still sniffling, but my allergies are no longer winning, though it took me hours to complete today's Nudge to Action for Sub-Saharan African Peoples! Not sure if God was trying to teach me something or I'm still a bit out-of-it. (See yesterday's post.) This is the same kind of bird that I spotted last week. One of my very smart MK nephews, says it is an Eastern Double-collared Sunbird.
And to prove that I do share both washing dishes and blessings with my hubby! This is what Jack spotted after lunch today!
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*At first I wrote 'kleenexes', but I've scratched it for 'tissues' as a roll of toilet tissue is less costly and easier on my now tender nose!
QUESTION: How many times have you used water today?
FACT: “No one can live without water, but for three-quarters of a billion people, that life-giving substance can be hard to come by.”
QUESTION: Did you know that today is WORLD WATER DAY?
FACT: If you have easy access to clean water and care about those who do not, "Three Items that Can Revolutionize Water Access"* was written for you!
For more daily Nudges to Action for Sub-Saharan African Peoples, click the SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN PEOPLES tab located at the top of this page!
Every time we travel in Kenya, in rural areas or the city, we spot people hauling water. Yesterday in one village, I took photos of water being hauled by donkey, hand carts, wheelbarrows, and on the heads and backs of women! A heartbreaking reminder of the difficulties faced by too many Africans; also a needed reminder of the opportunities for sharing of the one who is “the spring of living water” (Jeremiah 1:13).
The most heartbreaking photo captured yesterday? The one of a woman hauling a container the size of one of those on the cart on her back!
I love early mornings at our cottage at KBTC – The sun coming up as I prepare breakfast – Home-made fresh raspberry and walnut scones served with wee little sweet bananas and Kenyan coffee – AND greeting many of the staff kids heading to school as Jack heads to the office, which always includes the gift of smiles! I took a photo of the gorgeous sunrise to share today, but the smile won.
Thanks to Kenya's growing export market, we are now blessed with strawberries (always tops our morning yogurt) year round, and sometimes raspberries! The scones were a special treat this morning, thanks to leftovers from a breakfast-for-dinner meal earlier this week! The walnuts were a splurge I bought as a gift to myself during Christmas and breakfast at our house always includes Kenyan bananas and coffee!