Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Adventures

A couple of months ago a couple of friends were sitting around my kitchen table and we started talking about "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. Our impassioned discussion got us to thinking about how fun it would be to start a book club! Many moons later we have finally gotten around to doing just that! Tonight is the first meeting of our very own book club! We will begin with a real duzy, "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri. T.S. Eliot said, "Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them. There is no third." I vaguely remember reading this esteemed poem in High School (thank you Mr. Patton) but I'm looking forward to stimulating discussion (in Russian) to help me delve deeper into the meaning and ideas presented by Dante in his world renown poetry.
Wish us luck!!

p.s. any suggestions for other good books to read and discuss?


Monday, September 14, 2009

Reunion and new Bibles

Over the weekend we had a reunion for one of our Summer Camps. It was fun to get together again and we gave everyone a Bible. Please pray for these students that the Lord would use his word in their life and that they could discover him through reading their new Bibles this fall.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stress Relief... well that's what it's supposed to be!

So my mom sent me a nice surprise for my birthday! Basket weaving supplies!!! While baskets are big in Ukraine I have been unable as of yet to find a place to purchase the reed here. So thanks to Mom I am able to for the first time in 8 months let my creative juices flow into the reed. I decided to try a new kind of basket called a twill weave basket. It was quite a challenge and despite the mutterings of wrath that sometimes escape I had fun trying my hand at this technique. I have not completed the basket yet, but will post completed pics soon!