Sunday, July 22, 2018

From Russia with Love

My blogging friend Catherine sent me this postcard. It's a monastery located in Moscow. The glimmer in the upper left is a reflection of the lights hanging above my kitchen table. 
I like the effect! 

If you are in America, you may be scared to say the word Russia because the news has gone insane here. But Americans and Russians aren't so different and the fear of Russia that has seized our media is ridiculous. It really is. So shine the light. You know what? 
Our world isn't what it once was.

43 comments:

  1. Let us pray for one another and continue to shine the light of Christ.
    Blessings, Sandi!

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  2. Oh this is so touching my dear Sandi!

    i loved the postcard !

    and agreed to each word you said here as either i believe that no matter how hard some selfish brains try to divide people of world with lines of boundaries and dirty tricks COMMON PEOPLE WANTS TO LIVE WITH PEACE AND LOVE WITH EACH OTHER
    Hugs!

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  3. Yes, the world has changed.
    It seems that good is demanded for a long time.

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  4. What's happening in America with all those accusations against Russia, is indeed insane, and it would seriously damage relationship between the two powers in the long run.

    Too bad, as China and Iran are in the shadow waiting for the proper moment to inflict some disaster upon America, and she'll be all alone, with no ally (Europe is now licking its wounds caused by Obama's arab spring campaign,that has flooded the old continent with millions of migrants).

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    1. Yes. We could all be friends, but something works against that. We have to work too.

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  5. Sandi, may God bless your kind heart!

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    1. I thought so too, Linda. Especially the colors on the domes.

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  7. Beautiful.

    I will just say that the dispute many people have is not with the Russian people, but the despot ruling the country. As it should be.

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  8. Our world is for sure not the same. Having grown up in the innocent fifties, I can vouch for that!! I think we would all be fine if only we would leave our leaders out of it!

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  9. When I visited Russia, I was quite apprehensive at first, friend Sandi, but soon found out about the beauty of the country and its people … http://ckpeacemaker.wordpress.com/ Love, cat.

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    1. Why were you apprehensive?

      It took me weeks to scroll through your photos... ;-) haha...You have been everywhere! Those waterfalls. Gasp!

      The little kitten in Russia...ooh...I think I would have had to smuggle him home! I am allergic to cats, so I wouldn't have made it very far. Were you able to do anything to help him/her?

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  10. My LIGHT is SHINING---and I know that my God will take care of me... Yes--the world/country is in a mess. I can't/won't watch the news anymore. We all just need to find our PEACE --and pray for others.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Beautiful print, I agree with all you have posted.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  12. That's a beautiful postcard! I have 2 nieces who were adopted from Russia. They are biological sisters, but were each adopted at 1 year old. When the oldest was 4, the Dr in the orphanage called my sister to tell her there was a sister there and wanted to ask them first because of the connection. My sister and BIL both spent 3 weeks there for each adoption. I'm also not afraid of Russia.

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    1. Thank you, Mari! What city did they go to?

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  13. Beautiful light in the postcard and in your post!
    So sweet that it came from a blog friend!!
    Thank you for being a `diplomat with your heart ` to `dispel the darkness` through your posts and heart of love and in Christ!! Blessings and Shalom to you Sandi!!

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  14. Beautiful picture...and I appreciate your thoughts expressed...and I agree with you. I think we need to be prudent and wise in our dealings with all people, but the hysteria that is running rampant right now is just ridiculous. We need to let our light shine brightly and PRAY.

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  15. We await the Lord's time, when all things shall be in peace. But Russia has always been an aggressive nation, and not to be trusted. Pray that it will be restrained.

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    1. Always? They used to be our allies. I remember the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. Now it seems there are other far more aggressive nations out there.

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  16. I have a picture framed in glass. It is very difficult to take a photo without having a reflection on the photo.

    God bless.

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  17. From Russia with love...hmm..james bond.

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  18. A beautiful post card, Sandi. My mother taught me that it makes no difference what color a person's skin is, or what their station in life is they deserve to be treated with respect. It is something I've always tried to do...regardless of the country they came from. xx

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  19. It's a lovely card and a beautiful country. It's not the Russian people. It's the Russian government. Having known several emigres and heard some first hand stories, I have very good reason to be deeply concerned with what is happening in our country right now.

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  20. I am totally unaware what the US media preaches. The media there should keep its head cool. Russia is Finland's neigbour country, it was also after our Winter War and during the Cold War. Both my parents lost their childhood homes to Russia after the war. So evidently they had no warm thoughts. But the ordinary Russian people are not to be blamed. The Russians are nowadays our biggest foreign nationality group, then come the Somalies.
    Yes, we have a big immigration problem in Europe. In Finland too there are nationalistic groups that are very against imigration. But so far we can deal with all this. I so hope that the discrimination of Russian born citizens does not escalate over there.

    Pretty postcard.

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    1. "I so hope that the discrimination of Russian born citizens does not escalate over there."

      Me, too, Riitta.

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  21. For me, the media is dead.
    Our world is not the same, but God is always the same. And that is a pretty comforting thought.

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  22. What a cool postcard! One to hang on the fridge :-)

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