Showing posts from September, 2015

Stones of Remembrance

"When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, "Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe,and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight."" (Joshua 4:1-3)

Joshua calls them a memorial. I like to call them stones of remembrance.

When God does something great, you take something to remember it by. When time has gone by, you look back at that 'stone' and you remember what God has done.

In the passage above, Israel had just entered the promise land. Quite spectacularly, I might add. God had dried up the Jordan River so they could cross. To remember what He had done, He instructed them to take twelve stones and place them together as a monument to Him. When future generations passed by, they would ask what the stones were there for and the story would be told of …

Hello England!

It's been almost two months since I have posted a new blog. I hope you will forgive me, my faithful followers. It has been a busy two months of preparation for what has finally arrived: moving to and settling in Leeds, England.

Yes! I am here and settling into my new flat (that's apartment). So here is a little bit about my adventure so far!

I arrived in London last Wednesday and was met by Lottie, a friend I made during my year in France! It's quite nice to get off of a seven hour flight, go through boarder patrol, and walk out to a familiar face in arrivals!

We went from the airport into London and then caught a train up to the area of England where she lives. I have to give a huge shoutout to the McDonald family for their warm welcome during my stay with them! (Lottie's Mum even sent me to Uni with homemade plum jam!)

While I was there, I got to see Nottingham and Nottingham Castle (The Legend of Robin Hood, anyone?).

 I also had my fist afternoon tea in the city.