Pancakes and Protests…

Church in the summer starts later for us. It’s the church’s “dacha season”, as C. said in announcements a few weeks ago.

A late start usually means plenty of time to sleep in for economist husband and I, but this week we headed over to a friend’s house for brunch, and a chance to scope out ideas for the upcoming fall and winter season’s Bible studies.

For some reason, Americans only like to top their pancakes with strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry...I couldn't find a single gooseberry pancake on flickr!

For some reason, Americans only like to tope their pancakes strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry...I couldn't find a single gooseberry pancake on flickr!

Strong coffee, American-style pancakes, yummy British marmelade, and ripe gooseberries were served, and MUCH enjoyed!

Actually, the international food selection was a good reflection of the make-up of our young-couples Bible study group. All the marriages are cross-cultural, and Russia, the US and Great Britain are all represented. It’s perfect for Russian husband and I! šŸ™‚

The conversation was interesting, and revolved (as almost always) around Moscow traffic, international immigration laws, the Bible, travel, Russian politics, Apple technology, and church. Over our post-brunch cups of coffee and tea (with milk for the Brits!), we even gathered around our hosts’ Apple computer for some You Tube videos. I thought you might enjoy a selection of our Sunday morning:

  • Moscow’s popular and much-talked-about migalki (or blue-bucket) protest (wait til the end to see the action…) MIGALKI PROTEST. Read more about the blue bucket protests HERE.
  • Tim Keller – a pastor from New York. We’re all big fans of him, and quite often listen to his sermons online. TIM KELLER VIDEO
  • This one made us laugh – it’s Putin hitchhiking home after sadly being left behind his consort on a rainy street near the Kremlin. Also a joke about the migalki at the end. Sorry, only in Russian…

PS. Berry pancake photos found HERE.

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