Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I lift up my eyes to the hills



PSALM 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills -
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip -
He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you -
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm -
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.






 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In Honor of Victory: RT special coverage of Red Square military parade. Part 2



Russia is marking Victory Day - 66 years since Nazi Germany was defeated in World War Two. Events of commemoration and celebration are taking place across the country, including a traditional grand military parade on Red Square. RT is bringing you our special coverage throughout the day.

In Honor of Victory: RT special coverage of Red Square military parade. Part 1



Russia is marking Victory Day - 66 years since Nazi Germany was defeated in World War Two. Events of commemoration and celebration are taking place across the country, including a traditional grand military parade on Red Square. RT is bringing you our special coverage throughout the day.

Monday, May 9, 2011

9th of MAY 1945. I remember...

The Soviet Banner of Victory on the Reichstag building in Berlin

9 May 1945. This day can never be forgotten....
The Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany
came to an end. 

This day means a lot to me. In the country where I come from, the World War II had an effect on almost every single family. There was almost no family or street in the whole USSR, where people would not have lost at least one family member or friend because of this war. Several years of constant grief and fear for loved ones. Sons, fathers, husbands, mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters..... The war as with any war was merciless.
In 1945 the Great Patriotic War (the portion of World War II from June 22, 1941, to May 9, 1945, against Nazi Germany and its allies in the Eastern Front) came to an end.
My grandfather was a Veteran of World War II, he was sent to war at the age of 17, and he bravely fought to defend his country.
It can never be forgotten what all the courageous soldiers had done for us during that time.

Here are some harrowing statistics of World War II, just to remind us of sacrifices that were made for us :
Estimates of total dead range from 50 million to over 70 million, making it the deadliest war ever.
Estimated USSR losses within postwar borders now stand at 26.6 million.
The German Army historian Dr. RĂ¼diger Overmans published a study in 2000 that estimated German military dead and missing at 5.3 million.
Casualties include about 4 to 12 million war-related famine deaths in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, India that are often omitted from other compilations of World War II casualties.
Jews: The Holocaust is the term generally used to describe the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, Martin Gilbert estimates 5.7 million (78%) of the 7.3 million Jews in German occupied Europe were Holocaust victims. Other estimates for Holocaust deaths range between 4.9 to 6.0 million Jews.

This is only the brief stats of this war, to read more, click on the link below.

Information source for this post is taken from here.


The veterans of World War II. They fought, they suffered, they won

The text on the picture: "I remember! I am proud! The Victory Day  9th of MAY 1945"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He has risen!



The angel said to the women, 
"Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, 
who was crucified. 
He is not here; 
He has risen, just as He said..."

MATTHEW 28:5,6


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The resurrection and the life


Jesus said to her, 
"I am the resurrection and the life. 
He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; 
and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. 
Do you believe this?"

JOHN 11:25,26

Monday, April 4, 2011

Eating RAW. Zucchini Pesto Pasta

This delicious new recipe I've discovered while searching for new recipes online. I found it in this wonderful blog Too good to be true. I love the combination of traditional pesto with avocado and cherry tomatoes! It's a make again recipe, for sure.

Raw Zucchini Pesto Pasta



Ingredients:
For pasta:
3 medium zucchinis

For pesto:
1/2 cup fresh basil, 1/4 cup raw pine nuts, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado


Method:
Blend ingredients for pesto in a food processor. Scoop zucchini pasta into bowls. Top with pesto. Add some cherry tomatoes and avocados. Decorate with a basil leaf.

And this is how it looks when it's ready!