Drinking at the Springs

During this time of absence from my blog, I’ve been thinking about how to move forward. When I first started the blog many years ago, it provided an easy way to share my life experiences in Japan with family and friends. It has changed over the years in significant ways.

As I began to share about my life in Japan, I connected with some missionary women. This led me to be more open about some of my struggles and what the Lord was teaching me through them. As I did this, it gave me more opportunities to minister to women serving abroad and at home.

What I have been sharing here in recent days doesn’t seem to fit with my original intent and the title. I have been praying for a new title and a new purpose for this small corner of the web. I have finally concluded that now is the time.

One of my favorite old hymns is Drinking at the Spring of Living Water. It talks about drinking at the springs of living water in John 4:14. Psalm 1 tells us that the one who delights in God’s Word and meditates in it day and night will be like a tree planted by the rivers or streams of water. This kind of tree yields fruit. It has a leaf that doesn’t wither or fall. Whatever it does prospers. I want to be that tree and I would like to encourage you my faithful readers to be that tree. While meditating on this, it seemed fitting to change the name of my blog to Drinking at the Springs. You may not notice too many changes. I will continue to share about Japan from time to time, but the main thrust of the blog will be what God is teaching me as I sit drinking at the springs of His Word.

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