Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Day 22 - where I remember the one star hotel in Paris...

Ah, Paris.  I finally got there in 2010 when I did my Single, Solitary, Overseas Trip.  I went to the Louvre, where I was more interested in the marble floors (great patchwork designs!) than many of the artworks - though I DID see the Mona Lisa (a tiny little thing behind a perspex screen, roped off to keep people away) and the Venus de Milo (somewhat more accessible).

 I ate the best cheese of my life in Paris (Roquefort).  Here is the selection of goat cheeses that I found in a fromagerie in Montmartre, where I was staying.....
 ...which brings me to the one star hotel.  French hotels and motels are not like those in New Zealand.  A one star establishment is a room with perhaps a wash basin, or a shower if it's a double room.  There are no other facilities. The toilet is along the hall and shared with others on that floor.  I was on the 4th floor, accessible only by a spiral staircase.
After a night in a room with panoramic views of the back alley, I asked to be moved so I could see the street - this became my view for the next few nights.
I was able to open the big windows and pretend I was on a balcony.  It was summer, so I spent the evenings sitting there knitting and watching life in street below.  This is the Clapotis scarf/shawl that I was knitting out of merino/silk bought in Essex.  I remember Paris whenever I wear it.

4 comments:

Nancy J said...

The marble blocks, I can see a quilt based on that, and your scarf, beautiful. Hope all is well at your home, and the vet visits are over for some time.

Steve Finnell said...

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The controversy of verse John 3:5 is that born of water does not mean water baptism, but means natural childbirth.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.(NKJV)

If born of water means natural childbirth, then all babies who die in the womb, all babies who been aborted, and all babies who die in miscarriages would be prevented from entering the kingdom of God. In other words many innocent babies would be cast into hell through no fault of their own.

If born of water means natural childbirth, in other words born of amniotic fluid, then John 3:5 would have to be interpreted "unless one is born of amniotic fluid and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.


John 3:5 in relation to other Scriptures makes more sense to be interpreted "unless one is born of water baptism and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved..(NKJV)

There is no Scripture that states, "He who believes and is born of amniotic fluid will be saved?"

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (NKJV)

Jesus told Nicodemus he needed to be born again to see the kingdom of God. Being born of amniotic fluid is being born the first time, it is not being born again.

Being buried with Christ in water baptism symbolizes death.
In being buried with Christ in water baptism we are literally being spiritually born again. That is the new birth.

Romans 6:3-8 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.........8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,(NKJV)

All men must be born again to enter the kingdom of God.

Being born of amniotic is being born the first time, it not being born again.

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Uouo Uo said...

great work

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