Thursday, June 27, 2013

I Already Love Jordan

Yes, 'tis true.  From my very first Jordanian friend in Madagascar to my brief jaunt there in winter 2011, I have known that I love the Jordanian culture.

Today in the ER this was only reinforced as a Jordanian family I had just met invited me to be their friend, learn Arabic from them, come to their house "at any time," and eat Jordanian food.  I'm sure there will be many other things I learn in these coming two months, but one thing I already love about Jordan is the hospitality! :)
                             (With dear friends at Hercule's temple in Amman, Jordan, 2011)
                        (Came across some musicians in some old ruins in Amman, 2011)
                                                       (visiting in Jordan, 2011)

I Peter 4:9 - "Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling."

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A River Runs Through It...

This last month have been quite silent on this blog, but full in real life!  I've been so intrigued by the ways that God has decided to grow and bless me.  Last week was just delightful because I love rivers and got to go out on a couple good ones!

"The pink ladies" pictured above are some of my awesome ER nurse friends.  People sometimes freak out about the raging Ocoee river, but what better people to go with if there's the potential of getting hurt?!  They are hilarious as people and competent and caring to work with.  And cool enough to set up a white water rafting trip. :D

Sarah and I braving the front of the boat that only got nigh-capsized a couple times. ;)

The water was a bit chilly, but felt good after we had been out in the sun!  Sweet Karen decided to stay in the boat all nice and safe. :)

Mission accomplished!  I think Karen's smiling so big because none of us were thrown out and drowned.  It was a fun day had by all. :)  I don't have any pics of the other river (The Narrows of the Harpeth) because I didn't take my phone or camera out on the water, but it was a pretty one, as well!  We took kayaks and a fishing pole with us for a nice, leisurely float which turned out to be quite lovely, indeed.

Jordan update: I believe I have all but one item bought for my trip. Crazy that I leave next week.  So excited! :D 

Would write more, but know I should be good and get some sleep before my early shift tomorrow - and the next day!  May our precious LORD bless you all with His joy inexpressible! :)