Daily Archives: March 19, 2008

The Butterfly: A Symbolic Reminder During this Easter Season


I saw this gorgeous butterfly on campus at Ibri College the other day and just had to share it with you! The butterfly has long been a Christian symbol of resurrection, for it disappears into a cocoon and appears dead, but emerges later far more beautiful and powerful than before. As a symbol of Christ’s resurrection after three days in the grave, the butterfly is seen especially around Easter. But the butterfly is also a symbol of every Christian’s hope of resurrection from the dead.

So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)
For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we WILL BE CHANGED. (1 Corinthians 15:52b)

AL JAHLI FORT, Al Ain, UAE


Al Jahli Fort was built by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa (Zayed the first) in 1898 AD. The fort is square in shape and has three towers with a number of rooms. It has a separate round tower and this tower became one of the main architectural features in Al Ain.


Jahila Fort is a traditional mud brick fort and is one of Al Ain’s oldest landmarks and its largest fort.

Doing Time in the UAE…

                            Don’t worry. The UAE cops were very kind and they eventually let me out for good behaviour!



“Bob the Builder” – UAE Style – for Joel



Because the fort is in the centre of a renovation and development project, there are plenty of trucks for silly tourists to climb aboard! Yippee! I thought I’d snap a few photos for my nephew, Joel, who absolutely loves anything to do with trucks, bulldozers and the like! I love you and miss you, Joel Andrew Brown! 🙂