Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cruising up (and down) the Seine

We decided a break might be nice and opted for something different this month: we decided to spend new year's day on a river cruise on the Seine!  Starting in Paris we spent a couple of days cruising through Paris, up to Rouen then finishing up in Honfleur and the Normandy Bridge!

We had a great week, very relaxing, and a lot of fun, arriving as we did, back on the 2nd of January.





Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The War in Paris is between the Faithful and the Faithless


The crisis is a crisis of Faith.  The war is a war between the Faithful and the faithless.  France can bomb ISIS in Syria back to the Stone Age and new recruits will repeatedly arise to replace the dead jihadists.

Ex-Catholic agnostic-consumers, stuffed full of masonic secularism ("Liberté, égalité, fraternité") will never defeat Muslims who believe they are doing God's work and fulfilling Hix Law.  Never.

Several hundred Europeans are estimated to be fighting with ISIS; not all are naturaized Arab-Frenchmen or Arab-Belgians.  More than a few have blue eyes, fair hair and French, German and English surnames.  When their parents abandoned their Christian belief by the side of the consumer road, their children, now adults, were left spiritually destitute.  They sought answeres to profound existential questions which a society based on sex and shopping cannot provide.  In the contest between Jihad vs. McWorld, Jihad will win in the end.

If what is left of the West wishes to survive and prevail, it must rekindle its allegiance to the wpiritual genius of Christian civilization.

If not, it will at long last become a satrapy of the Caliphate whcih our Christian ancestors defeated time and again, in world-historic battles at Lepanto and the Gates of Vienna itself.

The hidden nemesis behind the more obvious one.

Islam is only part of the picture.  There is a hidden nemesis bhind the more obvious one.  Our most andient of all enemies is not Islam.  Christianity's oldest foe is the one whch, for all their chest-pounding bluster, timid Right wing super-patriots dare not mention, lest they lose their reputations and their jobs.  Having lost both, this writer is free to name the arch-enemy: Orthodox judaism, which declares the Palestinians (many of whom, science will eventually show, are genetically Isrealites), have no rights in the land of Palestine and can be robbed and killed at will.  The West's alliance with the killers of the Palestinians is a fatal one.  "Conservatives" who drag the name of Jesus into their bloody alliance with the Rabbinic Antichrist are making common cause with the spiritual heirs of the Saviour's killers; something as double-minded as this has about is the contours of the occult.

To campaign against the made-in-Saudi-Arabia Salafism of ISIS and al-Qaeda, while providing key support for the Israeli dispossession and mass murder of the Palestinians, is to do what no Chrstians aint or soldier of tyhe medieval past ever did.  When Ferdinand and Isabella expelled the Muslims from Spain they expelled their Talmudic co-conspirators as well; a lesson in history we forget at our peril.

A God-ordained victory over iniquity and barbarism will never come from an internal marriage betweend a reborn Christian West and an Israeli nation of Talmud-rabbis.

We need to ask of the Protestant Fundamentalists, neo-Catholics and Right wing sper-patriots when they demand that we join with them qnd their rabbinic allies to "annihilate Islam," what Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal meant when he talk the Wall Street Jornal (November 23, 2013), "For the first time, Saudi Arabian interests and Israel are almost parallel."


Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Number Thirteen

Counting all the buffaloes we've had since the beginning, this morning we welcomed number 13!

His father was off to the abattoir just two weeks ago so didn't get to see his new son. But he came back in a week later in boxes—as a hundred and torty kilos of meat!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Yours truly

At Bagnoles-en-Orne (in Normandy) , just two hours from here where I was pronounced "Healed!" from the painful ulcer on my leg which had plagued me for the past six months.

The town and in partiular, its thermal spa, are well known for their bienfaisance on the circulatory system and have an impressive record of action in this regard.  It is also the location of a famous doctor and surgeon from Lille and Paris who, also, has made this malady his specialty.

It is he to whom I owe the greatest thanks for bringing me through a level of care that has had the result that you see here: perfect movement and a complete absense ot pain.

That day I felt like the man in the story of the ten lepers who were healed and only one returned to give thanks.  I am that one : God be praised!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Six

Poor Ruben's birthday was yesterday but it got rather crowded out by the other exciting things happening that day!

Still, we've been keeping this tradition for so many years it'd be a shame to stop now!  Here he is, the happy little guyusing both hands to gestulate his age!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Newlyweds

Pre-wadding photo taken at dawn


Just married!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Seen at Dreux

Félix-Armand-Marie Jobbé-Duval (1821-1889)

La Toilette de la fiancée


The colours in this photograh don't do the picture justice but this captures a little bit of the spirit of the days here now!

(Just for fun!  Getting there is half the fun, they say, so what must the other half seem like!)  Pictures of "the event" coming!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Eleven


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

14 years!

A little message from Camille and a picture from Raph :

"14 ans de mariage et plus heureuse que jamais!  Merci à vous tous qui  contribuez à notre bonheur!  On vous aime!  Camille"


Thanks for sharing, you two!  We love you, too, and remember your marriage with much affection!

Fourteen years and six children gives your much to be proud of and thankful for!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Home at last!

Back in Paris

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Coming down!

Hi there

Here's a couple random photos from the past few days. We are making our descent now. 

Lots of love

Raph & Kip




Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Made it!

Hi there one and all

We finally have a bit of internet access via the wifi of the  lodge we are staying in at Pheriche. 

Well yesterday we made it to Everest Base Camp ! Strangely enough that's not the best place to get a view of the elusive monster, but we had wonderful weather all the way with clear blue skies. We started our descent today going down 1000m to 4200m which feels better. Above 5000m like we've been for 2 days everyone feels rotten, we're not made for altitudes like that (there's 50% less oxygen in the air than at sea level). 

Anyway all is well and we are anxious to get home and see you guys, eat some real food and use some real bathrooms, enjoy running water, etc. You get the idea, things are really, I mean really basic up here. 

Here's some photos, see you soon. 

Raph


Us at Base Camp with guide and porter

On  the way up Sunday

Crossing a yak train this morning on the way down. Notice skies beginning to cloud over.  
Walking along the glacier to get to base camp. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Arrived!

Well, the boys are in place, with Eva, and even sent us off a couple of shots to prove it!

Here they are in order... (Starting with an immense mosque that they visited during their overnight stopover in Abu Dhabi).

In front of the mosque

Ready for the final flight to Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!

With Evangeline
Downtown Kathmandu


Friday, March 27, 2015

Off to Nepal!

Raph and Christopher have planned a trip to Nepal where they intend to do some basic trekking up Everest!

This morning the day finally arrive and they set off—here's the before pictures!

At 5:54am
A little later at 6:56am
At last 9:11 off to Dubai!

Friday, March 06, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Freedom

With all this talk these last days about freedom and freedom of expression, there is only ONE freedom in this life in this universe. And that is the Freedom in Christ for freedom He has set us free.

Freedom from Sin, sins, self, satan, this world: only in Christ is there freedom from these, never in simply freedom of expression. 

From a spiritual view, think about the freedom of fallen beings, of ones with darkened minds and understanding, of ones living and walking in the fallen ignorant flesh. Imagine the full expression of such ones and that is what all this talk is about.

 It is dark, unenlightened, ignorant and proud without any understanding whatsoever of the human condition. We are not for a democracy but a theocracy, a government of, for, with and by God Himself as the Holy Spirit who has come to free us from the lie of this self life, this fallen soul life as the words in Greek for self and soul are the same. 

Unless a man GIVE up his self or his soul, he will lose it. But if we give it up and yield all to Christ we will gain our soul unto eternal life. This is the great mystery revealed and true freedom. Our lives must be centred in our human spirits indwelt by the Holy spirit so that from this source our souls ( minds, wills and emotions ) can be renewed and enlightened.

I do not want to express my self, my soul only when it is enlightened and made intelligent by the Holy spirit living in my spirit to express the mind of God in Christ. This is true wisdom and true freedom. Keep in mind that these very same cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo had one cover of their magazine depicting the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit having sex with each other. Blasphemy to the uttermost and ones will pay and do pay a heavy price for such blasphemy. WE indeed reap what we sow!

In my spirit I even detest to write such a statement so excuse me if this offends you but I simply want to say how far these artists have gone in their so-called freedom which is not freedom at all but actually slavery to their own so called artistic fallen self. Their creativity is centred in Hell actually. Let us rid ourselves of all such fallen ignorant premises to come fully into the Light of Christ so that we can be the lights in this world, never of it but in it ONLY to bring ones out of the kingdom of darkness into the marvellous kingdom of Him and His Light and to bring such unto the fullness of sonship until all arrive at the unity of the faith in Christ. 

Paul lived on this earth only for this and we must live here only for this also. Even among Christians there is so much darkness, so many false and wrong principles and concepts from which we need to be freed.  -Dominic Fischer