Girl on Fire!


By Judith on March 25, 2012
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It’s a gloriously sunny day here in Northern Ireland!

Life always looks so much better through the light and warmth of a sunny day (though not through the dirt and grim of my windows!).

I had the privilege this morning of listening to a very inspiring lady.

Most of you will have seen this iconic photograph, taken during the Vietnam war in 1972.

The naked 9 year old girl in the centre is Kim Phuc. She is 49 now, married with 2 teenage sons, and she came to our church this morning and told her incredible story of being caught up in the napalm bomb in her village, recovering from 65% burns over her body, and the subsequent journey of healing and forgiveness that followed.

She was incredibly humble, gracious and inspiring to listen to, and it reminded me to be so thankful for the many good things I have in my life.  I am looking forward to reading her book ‘The Girl in the Picture’ by Denise Chong.

Yesterday, was another sunny day, but I was tucked away in my sewing room all afternoon, working on class samples.

However at 3.30pm my daughter brought me a welcome interruption!

This is my favourite kind of chocolate cake – light, fluffy and gooey! Delicious!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying some welcome spring sunshine.