Julie,Curiosity, and Turkey

Do you have curious neighbours ?

We villagers deny being nosey !

We are just ‘interested in each other’.

Julie, my neighbour came over the other day when I was hanging out laundry. She wanted to know what those funny cloths with the tassels on my line were.

I told her that these were my turkish towels, also called peshtemals.

She asked me what was wrong with regular towels. I told her that terrycloth towels get rough when line-dried, but peshtemals are super soft, and highly absorbent.

This seem to satisfy her, and after telling me that she was making fish cakes for dinner, she went back to her own yard.

When I am using or drying my turkish towels, which are woven on a loom from organic cotton in Turkey, I also think of, and pray for the people of Turkey.

Paul was originally from Tarsus, which is in present day Turkey. Antioch, the missionary headquarters he established, is also in Turkey, as are the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

Turkey was a booming centre of Christianity in the first Century A.D.

Today, however, only .04% of this country’s population is Christian.

Discrimination against Christians is happening everywhere, to varying degrees.

Christ told us that this would happen, so that we would not be discouraged when we see this occurring.

Let us remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in areas where discrimination is obvious.

Let us always support and encourage each other, for we are all members of the Body of Christ.

If God is for us, then who can be against us ?

Photo by Sally

31 thoughts on “Julie,Curiosity, and Turkey

    1. Yes, for sure, this is vital. We are one in the bond of love. God notices , and is highly pleased when we lift each other in prayer.
      Thanks for this important reminder. πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸ€—

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  1. My wife and I so enjoyed our tour of Turkey 14 years ago. I know I would love to go back. The tour guide was amazing and took us to many amazing place that had Christian connections. The cave churches in Cappadocia were very cool. I think you would enjoy it. Look up apple church in Cappadocia for an example

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    1. Hi David !
      I remember that you had mentioned how much you and your wife enjoyed visiting Turkey. I can imagine how interesting the places with Christian connections would be.
      I’m going to research apple church in Cappadocia.

      Thanks so much. πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸ€—

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    2. Thanks, Dave, I looked up the cave churches, including the apple church, in Cappadocia, and they really are very cool.

      I think it was also a major disappointment for Turkish Christians when the fabulous Hagia Sophia was returned to a Mosque recently.
      So glad you had a chance to visit this beautiful country. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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      1. I imagine you are correct about the Hagia Sophia. I think it was amazing that it was ever a church and inside it the church frescoes that were being covered up are now being uncovered and carefully preserved. This building is too large and impressive in my opinion to really be anything more than a historical building because it was a breakthrough construction that was barely conceivable at the time.

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      2. I have looked at photos of it, but I can imagine how majestic it must be when it is seen in person. You were blessed to have visited Turkey . πŸ€—πŸŒΌ

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  2. When I was taking care of my son post surgery, he received an order of Turkish towels in the mail. It was the first time I have heard of them. You are correct, they are soft and absorbent. Very luxurious.

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    1. That is great that he received Turkish Towels !
      I love the fact that they are organic cotton.
      Turkish cotton has extra long fibres, and makes, as you say, soft and absorbent towels.

      I hope that your son is making a good recovery after his surgery. πŸ€—πŸŒΌπŸŒ·

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  3. Those look beautiful towels Sally, even better with the Atlantic breeze trapped in them I am sure. On our minds at present are believers trapped in Afghanistan, they certainly need our prayers right now.

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    1. Yes, Alan. This is so true. The number of Christians in Afghanistan has increased, praise God, over the past twenty years, and we believe that they will sense the power of the Body of Christ’s prayers for them. Thanks, brother. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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  4. I have seen those towels in the stores and wondered how they would fare. Good idea having them as a reminder to pray for Turkey. I do that sometimes, use an object to remember to pray for a certain person or issue going on. There is so much on my mind to pray for now days. Trouble all over the globe. Glad He knows what it all is and nothing gets past Him. There is a reckoning day coming, glad I reckon at 35 with where I would spend eternity. I did a lot of research and found all by one wanting. Only Jesus made the cut above all else. Never been sorry. Looking forward to seeing him face to face.

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    1. Yes, Betty, what a day that will be when we see Jesus face to face.
      So wise of you that you researched and found that truly, Jesus is Lord.
      For sure, God sees. God knows. God will act, in His perfect timing.
      We will continue to trust, and not be afraid, for Jesus is the Prince of Peace. πŸ€—πŸŒ·


  5. The peshtemals are very beautiful and oh how i need a wider view of the environment. That is a small heaven. My prayer goes to all those Christians who are being discriminated. Thanks for sharing this Sally. I live for your posts.

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    1. Aww, that is very sweet of you, Cynthia. We are sisters in the Lord, separated by geography. Jesus, our Saviour and brother unites, all believers in his powerful body.
      Blessings, always. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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  6. I like that the towels remind you to pray for those in Turkey. You make such a great point. Those of us who are able to freely worship Jesus are very blessed indeed. We must keep in mind those who suffer for their Christianity and keep them in prayer. Thank you for sharing!

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