Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stunning Flames

I know I did a post on Flame Trees last year, for they were in bloom when we arrived in Thailand and I was delighted.  OK.  Technically, they are not called Flame Trees.  Their Thai name is “Peacock’s Tail” – … Continue reading

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It’s A God Thing

Just when I am reaching the end of my physical endurance, something happens to remind me that God is in charge and I do NOT have to do it all by myself! (It’s funny, but you would think I would … Continue reading

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Honor Your Mother… Postscript

I spoke of the ceremony to honor the elderly that is done by family members at Songkran, the Thai New Year.  The Songkran holiday was April 13-17 this year.  After all the fun of throwing water at everyone and all … Continue reading

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Honor Your Father and Your Mother

As many of you know, Asian cultures give greater deference and respect to the elderly in their populations than most Western cultures. I realize that is a sweeping generalization and there are, of course, individual exceptions.  But one of the … Continue reading

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Showers of Blessing

The New Year’s celebration has begun – and in Thailand, it is always wet!  Last year at this time, Mom and I had just arrived in Thailand and we were staying at the Bangkok Christian Guest House. From past experience, … Continue reading

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Because He Lives, We Too Shall Live!

There is something that I really like about Thai Christian funerals – they really are a celebration and a wonderful family time! In a typical Thai Christian funeral, the family gathers seven times to worship – to celebrate the life … Continue reading

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