Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lydia

Right before our trip to Greece, one of the gals in my small group taught on Lydia from Philippi (we were studying John MacArthur's 12 Extraordinary Women). I have always loved this character from the Bible and Philippians is my favorite book of the Bible so it was such a highlight to visit this area of Greece.

        We started the day listening to the account of Lydia in Acts 16 and a reading of Philippians.


Lydia was a seller of purple fabrics and the purple dye came from these sea snails.........hundreds were placed on a fabric and then crushed.....once crushed each snail would release 2 - 3 drops of purple dye.


                                       That's me trying to be a modern day Lydia by the river!


     This was a real cool mosaic in the small Greek Orthodox church by the river of Paul's missionary       journeys.

                                        Pretty stain glassed windows in the Greek Orthodox church

3 comments:

Melissa Ruth said...

this was a total highlight for me. and philippians is my fav book of the bible. i loved when todd read it.

Our Family said...

Thanks, again, for the tour of Greece! Love seeing the sights with your family, Natalie!

I also love your blog header photo! What a great pic of Jon and the boys. How blessed you are to have those men in your life! Our God is so kind!

Denise

kendo lao said...

bon deroulement des transactions, point belle, expedition rapide, merci chaussures basket pas cher !