This doesn't follow the typical formula, does it? And I have to admire that. Still, I think it's kind of an annoying movie. Also, watching it in 2008, it's hard to get over the size of Julia Robert's mobile phone.
Jon and I happened upon the Prague main library in Old Town the other day, so we walked in, where we found this:
It's a floor-to-ceiling hollow tower of books and it looks pretty cool.
And this is what you see when you look in. It gave me vertigo, even though it's just a mirror in the bottom. There's one in the top, too, so it looks like an endless cylinder of books.
I think I should build one in our house!
On Monday, we went with the missionaries to Asenovgrad, a 25-minute train ride from Plovdiv. In the train on the way, we met a nice couple who were delighted with our large family. They were happy to tell us that they have six grown children, including two sons who live in Paris with their families. They especially liked Mira, who, they said, looks like one of their daughters did when she was young. The woman gave Mira a couple of coins and was concerned that she might be cold (I understood that one sentence, because it's similar in Czech). I was happy to have the missionaries there to translate for us, although I did manage to tell them in Bulgarian that we have six children. They wished us life and health as we parted ways in Asenovgrad.
Asenovgrad is a small town that is famous in Bulgaria for making wedding dresses, so we saw lots of seamstress shops with amazing wedding gowns and other fancy clothes in the windows as we made our way through town towards the mountains nearby…
After almost 22 years I returned to my first mission city, Görlitz, on the east border of Germany, with Poland across the Neisse River. I went with Zed and Phin early on a Sunday morning so we could attend church and try to meet up with old friends. That worked out well! I was a little distracted taking it all in and didn't get everyone in photos as I would have liked, but here's what I have.With Br. Rudi Lehmann:With the Maschkes:With Thomas Lehmann:The old church meeting rooms were on the first floor above ground floor here until the mid-1990s. The right half of the building has been renovated, and the left half we used to enter the church rooms from is decaying and locked up. Br. Frank Fuchs drove us here, and afterward he and his wife invited us over for lunch!This building is at Blumenstrasse 2, where we lived as missionaries on the first floor above ground floor on the left. It's nearly unrecognizable after all the renovation that was done.We walked around Zgorzelec,…