Sunday, March 27, 2011

Newest Human Video

Part of Misawa's youth human video team, ALIVE, led us into worship yesterday with this....

The big candle has three parts and represents God/Trinity. Arielle is the middle girl. I sure hope this works this time.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

You Know You're Conserving Energy When:

Or so....

11 - A candle light dinner has NOTHING to do with romance

10 - The egg timer tells you your bath is over

9 - Puzzles, games and reading replace wii, movies and cyber surfing

8 - You’re grilling in 6 inches of snow

7 - The kids ask, “Which load of laundry are we on today?”

6 - The honey and butter are solid on your counter

5 - You can see your breath when you step out of the living room

4 - Everyone stands around the stove while you’re cooking dinner

3 – Solar Lanterns become your living room light and glow sticks become your night lights

2 - You can’t resist putting your hands in the oven when you take out the weekly bread baking

And the number one way you know you’re conserving energy?

 1 -  It takes nerves of steel to sit your bum on the toilet seat

Please - add to the list. LOL 

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

Then and Now

The last time I'd gone to our beach was when we took Carol out looking for sea glass. That was a fun day. I loved sharing our special beach with Carol, a special friend. Fun to connect a past assignment with a current assignment. 

On our way home for church today, Mike pulled in to Kaihohen (Momoishi Beach area)...there is yellow tape up so you can no longer park in the parking lot....I'll post a photo here so the kids can see what things look like now...

The area has a somber feel to it now. Several other Japanese families were out, doing what we were doing I think....visiting a favorite spot, considering the events of the past week, sort of stunned and struck at all that has happened. I wanted to simply kneel down and spend some time in prayer.....but it wasn't the time...yet. 

Here's the gatehouse we always told the kids would be closed to stop storms and tsunamis from going up the "river" and destroying homes....

We've walked along this wall often..... 

It's just a small piece of the bigger picture...but it's our picture.....

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...