Detta är Dagen

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

-Psalm 118:24


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Look out my window: it's snowing!

A few days ago we got some beautiful big snowflakes falling here in Seoul.  The colorful leaves were all still on the trees and the view out our window reminded me that God loves to create beautiful scenes for us to enjoy.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

This blog is moving

Did you miss me for the past fortnight or so? I missed you! So here's the deal: I'm bidding this dear old blog goodbye and am making my move to a new location, where you can keep up with us... although it is taking me awhile to figure out how to navigate the new site.

Here's my new address:
http://joieburchell.wordpress.com/

WHY?!
Because some dear people who would sometimes like to view my blog are not able to (due to certain internet restrictions that block blogspot.com) unless I move it.
So I am moving it.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Beside the River

This morning we strolled with some friends down to the playground that's located beneath the highway, by the railroad tracks, beside the river, and between the gymnastic/work-out equipment spaces. It was lovely.

Here's the biking/walking/jogging path that runs along the river. If I wake up early enough in the morning, I can run on it... but so far, only managed that once. It's really a great place to run, but ... we're talking EARLY.

It seems like every playground area is also equipped with work-out equipment. These spaces always have Koreans getting their stretching and exercising done. It's one of the neat things about this culture or city (I'm not sure yet which it is. maybe both.) I've never before seen so much work-out equipment placed everywhere for public use. It's great!

Friday, August 27, 2010

No More Night

This is a recording that my family did this summer of the song "No More Night." It will be played tomorrow during the memorial service for my Uncle who went to Heaven this past week.


No_More_Night.mp3

Lyrics to No More Night :
Words & music by Walt Harrah

The timeless theme, Earth and Heaven will pass away.
It’s not a dream, God will make all things new that day.
Gone is the curse from which I stumbled and fell.
Evil is banished to eternal hell.

Chorus: No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great "I AM."
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

See all around, now the nations bow down to sing.
The only sound is the praises to Christ, our King.
Slowly the names from the book are read.
I know the King, so there’s no need to dread.

Chorus: No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great "I AM."
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

Bridge:
See over there, there’s a mansion, oh, that’s prepared just for me,
Where I will live with my savior eternally.

Chorus: No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great "I AM."
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

All praises to the great "I AM."
We’re gonna live in the light of the risen Lamb

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pleased as Punch

Will and Annie admiring Annie's new animal curtains.
I showed Annie the fabric after I had bought it, and then she wouldn't stop begging me: "Can you please put my animal curtains up, Mamma?" So I had to explain to her that I still had to make them, and it would be awhile. But she persisted over several days and finally I just sat down and sewed them for her. She LOVES them!
A new friend for Will to play with! This boy lives a couple of floors above us and Will has really enjoyed the many occasions they've had to play together.

Friday, August 20, 2010

joys of life

Ok, you do the math: a brother+ a sister
+ lots of vehicles

+ baby dolls + a stroller
= our happy kids
*Correction: This is obviously bad math! We are well aware that toys are not what makes people truly happy, but just for fun, we wanted to share some things our kids have been enjoying lately. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Snacks and a view

Snack time- the kids are loving Korean yogurt-drinks, pretzels, string-cheese, and cherry-tomatoes these days. Snacks are better in Seoul and they beg me for snack-time or snacks all day long.
The kids have continued their creative playing together. Here they've built a pile of pillows. Or rather Will built the pile of pillows...
...on top of Annie.
They sure have a lot of fun together.

Tonight I went to our neighboring apartment building up to the 10th floor where some of our friends live and took this picture.
It's hard to see - sorry, but we live really close to a couple of landmarks in the city:
Seoul tower and the Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon which you can see a little better in the picture below.
That's it. Maybe someday we'll hike up to the tower, but for now... we're enjoying only hiking when we feel like it. :)