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Archive for November, 2006

I’m used to this now: bundling up when the weather gets very cold outside. Soon, it will be winter time here in Ukraine and that means wearing layers upon layers of clothing to endure the freezing cold.

My flat is getting colder by the day! So I need to seal my windows with packing tapes to keep the cold, cold air from coming in. But somehow, I’m already used to the cold climate of Ukraine in fall and winter, so I guess that can wait.

By wintertime, snow will cover the streets and sidewalks. It will be physically challenging to travel on foot again, but that’s okay. My winter boots will be ready.

Have a nice week, everyone. To my family and friends, I miss you all!

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I’m used to this now: bundling up when the weather gets very cold outside. Soon, it will be winter time here in Ukraine and that means wearing layers upon layers of clothing to endure the freezing cold.

My flat is getting colder by the day! So I need to seal my windows with packing tapes to keep the cold, cold air from coming in. But somehow, I’m already used to the cold climate of Ukraine in fall and winter, so I guess that can wait. 🙂

By wintertime, snow will cover the streets and sidewalks. It will be physically challenging to travel on foot again, but that’s okay. My winter boots will be ready.

Have a nice week, everyone. To my family and friends, I miss you all!

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“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will be cold.”

— Matthew 24:12

Does Christian love mean becoming cold towards sinful people?

No, there’s no such thing as too much sin or being sinful that the love of Christ can’t overcome for all is forgiven and washed (all the sins in the world) on the Cross by the blood of Christ. The Lamb that God, the Father was sacrificed for all sins of the world, so that we can have a relationship with the Father and Christ, hence, feel the love through the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives, hearts, and minds as we let the love of Christ flow in our lives.

We cannot minister effectively if the love of Christ is not in our lives. The absence of Christ’s love in our hearts is one of the factors that will lead us to a meaningless life void of care for others. This will ultimately make us live a life of disobedience and sin.

I believe in my heart that only through and with the love of Christ can a Christian ne effective in serving the Lord. As the Bible said, people will know that we are truly disciples of Christ if we love one another. That love is not just in our heart; the love of Christ is the kind of love that nudges us to get out there and get out of our comfort zones to reach out to lost people and to share the love of Christ not only to fellow Christians, but to those people who don’t know Christ yet on a personal level.

The absence of love in a Christian’s life is the beginning of destruction. May we take time to search our hearts today and ask ourselves if we really possess the love of Christ that will aid us to walk the talk till Jesus Christ comes. May we have the kind of love that will accept and forgive anyone and everyone as Christ did.

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Pastor Terry Ross and his family paid us a visit last October and it was such a blessing to be with this family who ministered to me and the whole church through their presence, prayer support, and provisions (I now have a new laptop, thanks to Ptr. Terry. Praise the Lord for this!).

The whole family enjoyed the church fellowship and, yes, the visit to the rynoks, the ubiquitous public markets in Ukraine.

Check out our pictures here. I always update my Flickr photo site so please, feel free to browse through my gazillion of photos. 🙂

To all of you who regularly visited this blog to read my posts, view my Flickr photos, and to leave comments, thank you. May God bless your heart always.

                       

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