I mentioned T-tapp the other day and it generated some interest, so thought I would remind you of the sale and giveaway here. I also wanted to tell you about the Cyber Monday sale at the T-tapp website. If you are new to T-tapp, I recommend the Basic Workout Plus for only $19.98 at the bottom of the page. Have a great Monday!!!
November 20th was my seventh anniversary here at the blog. WOW!!! I can’t believe it has been that long. My original post 900 Square Feet was fun to read over. Quite nostalgic. My oldest child mentioned is now a married man. Time is flying by! Thank you, dear readers, for sticking with me. Here are a few posts in review. Enjoy!
I’ve created a facebook page for the blog for short updates and to make it easier to follow blog posts. You can click here or on the badge in the sidebar. Like the page and then updates will show in your newsfeed. Thanks for stopping by and for all the encouragement each of you are to me. More later…
Thank you for your patience while I took a blog break. I needed it desperately. I also wanted to thank you for your kind words on the loss of my dog. I miss her terribly. She was such a part of the family. She was a great comfort to me with all my kids stateside. I’ve been keeping busy and that helps. We called the groomers after Pixie’s death to give them the news and they brought these lovely flowers.
I was touched. They were as shocked as we were. She has been visiting them since she was a puppy, so I know they were attached to her as well.
On another note, I failed my final exam at language school. It was unlike any Japanese test I’ve ever taken and I basically didn’t understand what it was they wanted me to do. I did well on the kanji characters and particle tests, but the grammar got me. I am praying about what my next step should be. At this point, I am hoping to improve my conversation skills. Please pray that the Lord would give me wisdom in this important area.
We have been trying some new ways to make contacts for the ministry here. We had a “friend party” on Saturday with many first-time visitors! It was a blessing. A possible new opportunity is a group of Spanish-speaking people who are looking for a church or a Bible study. Only one of them speaks English. One speaks Japanese well. My husband is in the process of talking to them about a Bible study that he would teach in Japanese and then it would be translated into Spanish. It’s a unique opportunity and we are praying about it and waiting to see what the Lord will do. We live in a large city with many people from all over the world. We are here to minister to the Japanese, but we cannot refuse when the Lord sends others our way.
We had our monthly English Ladies’ Bible study today with the countries of Korea, China, Malaysia, Japan and the USA being represented. Last month was very discouraging as no one attended. Today, there were seven of us! It is exciting to see the Lord bringing some new ladies our way and the growth of some our regular attenders.
I have some things I am looking forward to sharing with you. Until then, I would like to leave you with something to think about from our Bible study today…
“…contentment has very little to do with a woman’s surroundings and possessions. It has everything to do with the state of her heart.”
~Claudia Barba in Refresh Your Heart, pg. 87
If you are regular here, you know my posting has been quite sporadic. There are many things I would like to post about and pictures I want to share, but time keeps getting away from me. I need to take a blogging break. I don’t want to be a blogger who just doesn’t show up any more. I intend to come back. My final exam for this semester of language school is March 29th. I would appreciate your prayers. I informed my school that I will be taking a break. I’m still praying for a tutor for some one-on-one conversation. Some wonderful ministry opportunities are coming up and I’m looking forward to seeing what the Lord will do.
In addition to what is a very full plate, I have a sick little dog. We are hoping for the best as she is being treated for the next 7-10 days. She is only seven, so not quite prepared for what the outcome could be.
Thanks for your patience and your prayers. Lord willing, I will return in April.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. It was a special time of food, fellowship, relaxation and thankfulness. Now, I am moving on to Christmas. There is much to do. I’m getting older, so things take longer than they use to! HA! Today, I thought I would share a recipe with you that I found on Pinterest. Tomato Basil soup is wonderful! It is real comfort food on those cold, dreary days. Hope you will give it a try.
Look for me on Pinterest. I’d love to “find” you there. It’s a fun place to be.
I slacked off a little on the posting this week. I’ve been busy playing catch up from the days of life I missed being ill. I have a full weekend ahead. My daughter is bringing her girlfriends over for a day at home. That should be fun. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a girls’ day!
We are very excited about the changes taking place in our family. The big proposal took place on the 15th. DS#1 wanted it to be a surprise and the 15th was a special anniversary of some sort for them. A date hasn’t been set yet. We will have to travel international for it since we will be back in Japan soon, so we are trying to coordinate everyone’s calendar.
Our coworker sent me a link for a video of a tribe in Indonesia that received the NT in their language for the first time. It was a blessing. Click here to view.
During my time of illness, I watched a few episodes of Lark Rise to Candleford on youtube. The segments are about 9 minutes long and the next one comes up automatically except for the occasional glitch. It was very enjoyable. Embedding has been disabled for these, so if you’d like to watch, click here. If you watch, you’ll be hooked!