Friday, June 11, 2010

Under Construction

As you can see, my blog is undergoing a few changes. I am currently in the U.S. I have been wanting to blog, but it is really hard to blog on what is happening in Egypt while here. I have changed the backgroud and even the title to make it more presentable. Also, I feel the title is appropriate whether I am in Egypt or the U.S. for a couple of reasons. First of all, I am truly a foreigner when I am in Egypt because of my nationality. No matter how long I live in Egypt, I will always be a foreigner. But, because I have lived in Egypt for almost 9 years now, I feel like a foreigner when we come back to the U.S. The second reason I feel the new title of the blog is appropriate, is because as a Christian, the Bible says we are all "living in a foreign land". As a Christian, "This world is not our home. "We are just passing through." For me, as a Christian, this means that I should never get too comfortable with the things of this world. When I die and leave this world, I will be going to my "true" home, and I won't be able to take my possessions of this life with me. That is why the Bible says "Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is also." If all I focused on was my worldly possessions, I would just be wasting my time. All of these things will come to an end. But living a life for Jesus and His glory will last forever. As an old pastor of mine used to say "Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last ..."


  1. Really nice new look for your blog! How did you get that map effect on the right hand corner?
    Love your birthday post too.
    Have a great time in the US.

  2. Thanks Dedene! Actually, blogger had some new templates and this was one of them. The map effect was already on it. ;o)

  3. AMEN Jackleen! Amen again. I love your new look. Yes, like you, we are foreigners in North Africa and yes, I am but passing through this world on the way to a better one. Thanks for a BRILLIANT post.

  4. Thanks Jo! Where in N. Africa are you right now? Ever gonna get close enough to Cairo to come for a visit? Let me know if you do. ;o)