Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Is. 9:2

Images of a Busy and Blessed Year 

Construction - Work - Teaching - Writing - Traveling - Planting Trees - Growing Older  - Enjoying Grand Children

Working with Intervarsity and at a needy community congregation have provided much encouragement and enjoyment.

With Thanksgiving - - - Paulo e Adriana

17 December, 1977 - 40 years - growing the graden

"The natural loves are not enough"
"My point is not that these dangers cannot be averted. They are averted daily by thousands of couples, but they are not averted by love itself. If love is to remain, it must be supported by outside help.... You need a firm will to justice, you need a will already pretty well formed or disciplined. In the long run you need the grace of God.... Its rather like a garden. A garden is a glorious thing, full of life, and giving us life. But you must not trust your garden to weed itself or fence itself, or prune itself, or anything of that sort. It hasn't got that kind of goodness. A garden left to nature will soon not be a garden. It is the same with our passions. They also are life giving. But when God planted that garden, he placed a man over it to dress it and set the man under Himself." 
(C.S. Lewis) 

With Grand Children  

Our Narnia - Cair Paravel House
Outside Kitchen
Cair Paravel
Cair Paravel Entrance Door
Cassava Harvest
Local Market
IVF Meeting
Ten Commandments - Mezuzah
Winter in Itajuba
Outing With the Sunday School Kids

Flying over Brasilia

Chicago with Ruth

Dallas with Adriana and Kids

Vadinho - For Morning Coffee

Bananas - -


Meeting with Friends
At Church
Under Construction

Morning Fog
English Garden

Adriana at Work
Finding the Right Materials

Intervarsity Camping
Adriana's Flower Arrangments
View from Cair Paravel Guapuruvu

Planes having Fun
Pampa Grass
Cashews from Narnia
Flowers from Narnia
Adriana with her Father
IVF Meeting
IVF Meeting
Congregation - Vila Betel
Sunset - - From Cair Paravel Guapuruvu
Narnia Gate

Friends for Dinner
Narnia Gate at Night
Ipe Amarelo

"Come out, look back, and then you will see... this astonishing
cataract of bears, babies, and bananas: this immoderate deluge of
atoms, orchids, oranges, cancers, canaries, fleas, gases, tornadoes
and toads. How could you ever have thought this was the ultimate
reality? How could you ever have thought that it was merely a
stage-set for the moral drama of men and women?
Nature is herself. Offer her neither worship nor contempt."
C.S Lewis