-Footprints in the Sand-

-Footprints in the Sand-

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets offootprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really troubled him and he questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mercado in Mexico

 Every Saturday, my host dad and sister go to the mercado, or market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for the week.  Every chance I get, I go with them to experience Mexican culture.  I will say that I enjoy it a lot, and that I am grateful they have given me the opportunity to go with them so many times.  These are a few pictures that I have taken, although like always they can never do a place justice. 

The one on the left is a picture of a candle holder.  The white things are placed inside the bowl and lit with a lighter.  You wait for it, and it smokes!  Kinda like a fog machine, only cooler!

This is another picture.

A little ways down, and I actually saw some burning on the floor!  Lucky me!

One thing about the market is that it is really dirty, crowded, and really noisy.  We actually got to listen to Gangnam Style this time cause it was blasting on the speakers.  It kinda makes you wanna dance while you barter...for real. 
Since Halloween is only like a week away, it wouldn't be a market if you didn't have the means to celebrate!  This is candy, chocolate, skulls, and everything else you can think of on a table.  It all looked so yummy.  The little skulls sell for 10 pesos, so about 1 U.S dollar, and the bigger ones sold for 50 pesos, about 5 U.S dollars.  Not bad right?  :) 

 These are candles that everyone seemed to be buying.  Personally, I think that they are much to pretty to burn.  They had an abundance of stands selling them, so maybe I will have to invest in one this Halloween!

 Of course the best part of the market is the fruits and the vegetables.  I really love that I can buy them in abundance, and not to mention the price.  Super cheap.  I have never eaten so much avocado in my life, and I am really lovin' it!

This is my host dad testing the green stuff, (not sure what it is called.)  Since our usual spot was closed we had to venture off and buy them somewhere else.  Ya gotta make sure that it is the good stuff!  

He actually took this picture.  He wanted the picture to capture the variety of colors the market has to offer.  I think he did a great job in doing just that!
 So this is one of my new favorite foods here in Mexico.  You will never believe what it is.  Corn.  Only this corn has been on the cob for a lot longer than usual.  So the lady that sold it to us said that it is corn that has hongos, or in English fungus on it.  Not really sure how they make it edible, but who cares if it tastes good.  ;)

This is the best picture I could take with just one part of the market.  Trust me it is a million times bigger, and better!  Ya just gotta come to Mexico to experience this awesome place.  Trust me, you won't regret it.  Plus you get awesome food.  It's a win, win situation.  So come now!! :)


  1. Going to el mercado looks like so much fun!

    1. It is!! I know that you would love it! :)



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