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Beautiful photos of Fratercula Arctica
You know when we pass friends at the mall or in the grocery, we'll ask, "How are you?" And they will say, "Good, good...and you?" And then you'll say, "good, thanks." And keep walking. Why do we do that? Our lives CANNOT possibly be 'good' all the time. We are humans and our lives are complicated and messy and maddening as well as beautiful and fun and joyful. So, next time you run into a friend, I challenge you to ask, "How can I pray for you today?"
So whether or not you let a friend or family member "in" on your problems is a personal decision, but take comfort in knowing God is there.
[7 in a Bus - Friends Short Story]
7 in a Bus – Friends Short StoryPhoto credit: dave from morguefile.com
My friends and I had decided to go for our teacher’s wedding in Ahmedabad. There were 7 of us who had decided to go-6 guys (Alok, Ryan, Karan, Nikhil, Amit and I) and 1 girl (Avanika). Our teacher had arranged for our accommodation in Ahmedabad. We had to arrange our travel. Mumbai to Ahmedabad was a journey of 11hours. We had booked the bus tickets for Ahmedabad. We were all geared up for the trip.
One day before the journey: My friends Alok, Ryan, Karan and I were playing the game of carrom. We were planning our itinerary at the same time. Suddenly Karan came up with the topic that who will be sitting beside Avanika in the bus. Avanika was the only girl coming with us. She was very close to our Teacher –Anita.
Ryan said, “I am her best friend. There is no question about who will be sitting beside her. I am the one”.
But we all knew that Avanika had a soft corner for Karan. Karan was good with the girls. Karan got lots of girls.
Karan said, “Avanika had called me and she wants to sit beside me. It is her wish guys”.
Alok and I we had decided that we will go on a bust during the journey. We were not really curious about Avanika. We were fascinated in getting a high with the bouts of alcohol. Alok told Karan that he wants to have a bet with him.
In the southeast of Turkey, not far from the city of Adiyaman, there lies a Roman bridge. It is one of the best preserved Roman structures in Turkey. The restoration was done in 1997, but even before that, the bridge was still in use by vehicles. Today there is a modern bridge that serves the traffic; there are more stray dogs than people visiting the old bridge.
Cendere bridge; columns dedicated to Septimius Severus and Julia Domna; photo by Mina Bulic
Violence Against Women
Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. But you are not alone, and you can get help.
Mental health effects of violence
Tomorrow's Another Day