Archive for February 24th, 2011

Paris deux

Napoleon III's smoking parlor at the Louvre

I had traveled six years ago to Montana at no cost.  As a single income teacher I haven’t much disposable income.  The bills are paid and I have no complaint about God’s provision.  In fact this is a testimony to His abundant provision.  After those six years I began to think over a week’s time about traveling again.  So I ask my Heavenly Father if He would provide me with another trip, adding that I would be content if no trip occurred.  Less than two weeks later the company I am traveling with to Costa Rica this summer called to sell me on pursuing a student trip since I had e-mailed desire to find out about such things several years earlier.  It was obviously a sales pitch from their perspective but I chose to see it as an answer to prayer and an encouragement to my faith.  I’m not pushing health and wealth lifestyle but we may ask and God is very generous.  Then I find out that the company also has training tours for first time group leaders and that is why I went to Paris.  I prayed for and was given many opportunities to testify to God’s goodness, the Gospel, His power, and the need for faith.  It was a good trip in many respects.  Enjoy the pictures.

Emperor Trajan

Stone of the Catacombs listing martyrs' names and Chi Rho at center

Code of Hammurabi ca.1750 BC

Coffee Shop near the Naval Academy

Birds in the hair are the style, right?

Sword of Charlemayne

The Gardens of Versailles

Hall of Mirrors

Notre Dame Cathedral

Eifel Tower

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