Friday, April 13, 2012

Status Updates - 13 April


  • They're tilling the fields outside our house. 
  • TnT - Mark 11
    • v 17 Jesus contrasts an open house with a secretive, dangerous criminal hideout; prayer with profiteering
    • v 25 - 26 - Forgiveness is mandatory - look up the word, #863. Jesus said "Forgive them they know not what they do" - why do we think we have the right to let them know all they've done before we forgive? I choose to forgive - as often as I pray and remember and need to.  Jesus showed he forgave by accepting sinners. Why do we so often shun those we say we've forgiven? Things I'm pondering. 
  • Hugs are back on the agenda - very good thing!
  • I've unpacked my "Just in case Hospital bag!"*
  • School - done - not as much as I hoped for but I had mercy. We DID get 3 weeks of Tapestry done. 
  • Took Arielle and 3 of her friends to  Shimoda Mall for an hour.*
  • Took advantage of the above outing for Mommy and Me time with Stacia.*
  • Neighbor's emptying cupboards....we're delivering the stuff to a missionary in a nearby city. 
  • Young adults in our house have a lock in at the chapel tonight. 
  • Dinner....trip to Hachinohe...and episode #7 in "What's in the Bible".
Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

"The" Bag



When this tote arrived about a month ago I hadn't a clue what I would do with it. It was about twice as large as I expected. LOL  After our week in the hospital, when Michael was having such a strange recovery and I was still hearing, "We may have to do another procedure," I packed it as a "just in case hospital bag."   Today I unpacked it. 


I took it to the mall and found all my "stuff" fit in the front pocket and I had LOTS of room for Stacia's coat, our Y100 purchases, stationary purchases AND all our produce. (You bring your own bag in Japan).  This photo doesn't even SHOW how big it REALLY is...I'm picturing beach trips, park trips etc. 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...