I live in a small village in Guatemala. The villagers grow beautiful export quality flowers and coffee plants too. The Fincas are large and small and many and varied but this time of year, right now, the ¨Pascuas¨ are in full-flower and making ready for their trip to homes all around the world and also to be sold locally.
Living at the source of a large export market for Roses, Poinsettias, Orchids and Coffee beans is quite a joy and all-year round we have various types of flowers that come into season...it's living in a huge endless garden that keeps on flowering in the ¨Land of Eternal Spring.¨ Yesterday, my friend Joan and a friend of hers came to San Miguel to purchase their Christmas Poinsettias...they loaded their car and off they went with this years treasures of real live decor for their homes in Antigua...it's a Holiday Tradition.
Guatemala is a lush, fertile and lovely place to live. The abundance of great beauty is all around us and many who come here are caught immediately by a certain/special enchantment that seems to be thick in the air...almost mysterious. Truly the heart of the Maya.
The Fuego Volcano and the finca San Sebastian. Literally at the end of the street where I live (only blocks up the road).
In a few days it will be my birthday. I will be 73 years old . How could this happen to me? How did I become a full-grown+ man...
REAL HERO/REAL LIFE: Bishop John Shelby Spong
“I was simply interpreting a rising consciousness,” he said. “Whether it was race or women or homosexual people, the issue was always the same: fighting against anything that dehumanizes a child of God on the basis of an external characteristic.” Bishop John Shelby Spong (click on his photo)
IT GETS BETTER--Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports LGBT full acceptance and inclusion too!
¨Churches say that the expression of love in a heterosexual monogamous relationship includes the physical, the touching, embracing, kissing, the genital act - the totality of our love makes each of us grow to become increasingly godlike and compassionate. If this is so for the heterosexual, what earthly reason have we to say that it is not the case with the homosexual?¨ Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The No Anglican Covenant Coalition -- COMPREHENSIVE UNITY
A VERY UN-ANGLICAN COVENANT (click on logo)
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