Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekend of Normalcy

You may have noted I was a bit worn out in the last few posts.  After the lovely day of playing in the dirt, I spent Saturday doing a bit of cleaning. Mike had a "dec" or "OPR" or something or other to write and spent the day at the office.

I fell asleep in the afternoon....pretty much unheard of...but needed.  I ran out to Homac to buy 60 containers for this week's  home kits (all the van would hold). Praise God the funds came in for another week of kits. I organized the shopping list into 4 categories and 4 lovely women have volunteered to shop a category each. This should greatly ease my shopping duties this week.

We ended our Saturday night playing Pitureka at Stacia's request. Arielle's energy level picked up as she began to win. ::snort::

Palm Sunday - what a great way to begin a week. I feel in some ways that Easter has slipped by us this year, but we're living lessons of Easter in a new way.  I read this quote a couple of days ago and it resonated with me, "I have learned that faith means trusting in advance for what will only make sense in reverse!" Phillip Yancey.  I've been contemplating. Sure seems like a good definition....it is what we are living these days in Japan.

This afternoon we paid our taxes and discovered there are PERKS to having someone in a combat zone for 8 months.....nice perks. ::grin::

Time to prepare for the week. Lots of activity once again....but God gives strength...in fact He gives JOY which is our strength...grace which equips us to fulfill His calling....

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

2 comments:

Linda said...

Glad you got some rest. BTW, what are the containers you planted your little garden in?

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Plastic planters. LOL