…for plane tickets home.  and for the assurance that God will provide me with all I need to handle whatever is waiting for me when we land, emotions and people and all. …for music and the way it can freshen my perspective and make me feel so glad to know Jesus, no matter who writes […]


I’ve enjoyed the “ing” posts on some friends’ blogs, and I’ve recently been rather stuck on how to blog about my current emotions, things I’m learning, ways God is changing and growing me.  So I’m going to steal the “ing” post instead. Reading “Stormie” by Stormie Omartian — a great autobiographical book of her deliverance […]

A useful phrase.. and more

“にほんごの べんきょうしています、でも まだ うまく はなせいません。” “Nihongono benkyoushiteimasu, demo mada umaku hanaseimasen.” “I’m currently studying Japanese, but I can’t speak well yet.” It helps me to write this out and remember that two months ago, I didn’t have the slightest clue as to what any of this meant. I did, however, know how to ask simple questions of the grocery […]

Today is strange.

It’s sunny outside, but windy and cold.  I’m feeling a bit chilled, and I’ve wanted all day to take a bath but have felt that it was a little indulgent to do so before nighttime.  And despite the fact that there are a million things to do, I’m feeling restless and bored. I’ve decided that […]