My Dwelling

Posted on: June 01, 2016 Written by
My Dwelling
  Picture Praise Photography by: Susan Bergman De Vries        



For thus the Lord said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”

Isaiah 18:4


Anafora, Egypt is the location of this scene.  It is part of a retreat center.  It must have been the winter season when Peter went up for a rest on the house in Joppa.  Otherwise the temperature would have been too scalding hot for a noontime nap on that rooftop.  In the winter, people in the Mediterranean regions still enjoy sitting out in the sunshine.  I’m sure the old ladies did the mending up there and preparing the olives and stringing the garlics together.  Maybe our days would feel more calm and balanced if we sat outside and basked in the sunshine while we did some chores or read the Bible. Try it and see!



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About the author

My name is Susan Bergman De Vries. I left the United States in 1968 on my first summer missions trip, left again as a young wife in 1972, and have since then lived in Ghana, Costa Rica, Mindanao (Philippines), Kenya, and now Cyprus in the E.U. We have 3 daughters, born on 3 different continents, and now all 3 and their husbands are working in 3 different missions, in Mozambique and Brazil. All 10 of my grandchildren speak Portuguese (or will when they learn to talk) which my husband and I do not. Bummer, huh?

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