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it suddenly strikes you that you have a long way to go.....!

I haven't been at my blog lately.Last week while talking to a patient who had been reffered by the general practitioner,I was in for a slight shocker.A side of me emerged which I had to literally fight against.I had spent a half an hour or so talking to the patient,a consultant had come in and explained things to her and then a third consultant came in and explained things again,this time it was her regular consultant.I heard a sigh from the lady- 'There that was entirely simple and straight-forward and for the first time I understand what is happening to me.' It was a little unexpected and I found myself mentally withdrawing from the patient,slightly shocked by her reaction and then I was taken aback by my own reaction. Here was a person having to struggle with a metastatic ca with end-stage renal failure with parameters high enough to qualify for dialysis but asymptomatic and it seemed almost in a state of denial and here was me getting into my


Today was a day of celebrating a ministry called 'Arise' in the church.It is a ministry that caters to the youth  and children.One lady was called out to pray and she testified about the ministry the youngster in the church were doing.I believe the youngsters speak words of affirmation into other lives,speak about Jesus to their friends ,take time to use their talents to raise funds for the needy but most importantly she shared about a little child in the church who was asked what she would like for christmas and she said she would like a proper Bible.What she meant was till then she had to make do with a children's bible.I was deeply touched even as we as a church prayed for them. Yesterday evening I was listening to Hillsong rendition of 'Hossana',there is a line whch says "you will raise up a selfless generation....what breaks your heart will break mine" ......amazing I thought. I was thinking to myself the last week,that for

What a small God we serve!

I am well into the last week of my first month here.It has been quite a journey.It is quite a strange feeling working in a situation where you are working in an entirely new paraphenalia just getting used to the system and the ways.It has been different.For one I am getting to know a side of England I did not know existed although if one were to follow the history closely one would expect it to be so.I got to know a new term this last week.The term was 'evacuee'.This word has been mentioned so many times in my interaction with people ,I was shocked by it at first.We have the population who were the 'evacuees' of the two world wars.One gentle lady told me that she was evacuated when she was five years old and noone ever came back to collect her after the war was over.Another gentleman told me that he was evacuated to Wales,he was eleven then and that is how he learnt to speak Welsh.One would think they are the British and have lived an easy lif

Bought with a price.

Just come back from spending a restful week at my friend's place. Shifted room yesterday to a better room which overlooks the green on the outside.Went to the baptist church which seems to be where it should be.The church was full and alive. Today was the harvest day and it was celebrated accordingly with all the proceeds going to a place which apparently is a home to many people both orphans and not. The history of the place goes that a small girl child was found to be alone due to a mishap.An elderly lady who lived alone was requested by a gentleman of means to provide for a home for her while he funded it and that is how the home is said to have started .There was a special instructions that the contribution brought be non-perishables,since all of it goes into the storage to feed the borders throughout the year.The home apparently survives on support from the churches around Essex. The worship was lifting and the message was a matter of fact study of

Bollywood trying to pump some sense into the mass.

Yesterday was friday.My friends invited me to accompany them to a movie,a comedy called 'Oh my God'.It was in a predominantly Indian settlement half an hours drive from the city of London.It was a bollywood movie with Paresh Rawail .Supposedly a comedy,Paresh Rawail ,normally carries a movie well on his shoulders.I liked the movie. It was a satire directed against religion of any form.For a country like India it was almost revolutionary.It infact challenges the audience to actually think and make an informed choice.It denounces temples and any form of rituals and even idols!! It infact,challenges the audience to read the Holy scriptures and understand it whether it be Gita,Bible or a Koran.It talks about becoming a friend of God. I thought to myself-"It is atleast a step forward." It ended with a quote from Gita which sounded like "You shall know the truth and truth shall make you free" I for one would like to say Amen to that.

"A God who never fails me."

This last week has been a restful time at my friend's place. Her five year old Ojasvi,a tiny little lady,very british in her ways but an only precious child has become my friend.Every morning before she goes to  school and in the evening after she gets back,we play together.Reading to each other,playing scrabbles,play-acting Rapunzel and whatever fancies us.It's fascinating relating to a brit five year old.Apart from that I am   catching up with my friend from college days I am meeting after five years during which she has given birth to Ojasvi,a much sought after child who was born two months too soon,was in the NICU for two months or so and now is a delightful five year old. We have been having regular cooking sessions.We cooked momos today,biryani-the hadi style yesterday and stir fry the day before. During the day I have been getting my much loved time to just be.Not only am I spending time doing some reading,basking in the sun,taking photograph