Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The time came to leave for the field trip. I had to drive. In Japan. This would be My first time. I was really very nervous. But we all strapped in the van, and I prayed. "YHWH please help me today drive today. I can't do it with out you. Amein." Deep breath. I went foward. Thankfully a new homeschooling friend allowed me to follow her to Kintai Fountains, our destination. The bridges in Japan are indeed very narrow. I tried to carefully manuver between on coming traffic and the railing. "Your doing great Mom." says Katelyn. "Thanks, honey I'm trying." I nervously replied. Deep breath. So. While trying to avoid oncoming traffic, I steered a little to far to the left and .....Yes I hopped the steep ledge that separates the road from the sidewalk! After sliding about 10 feet, the van came to an abrupt stop with my left side tires off the road, over the ledge. I buried my face in my hands. The tears flowed. Immediatley I hear Katelyn. Oh it's ok Mom! Don't worry, we're fine. I'll run and get help. Suddently a flood of encouragement comes from the back of the van. "Don't worry Mom we're gonna get help just hold on." " Mom don't worry its ok." " We're all ok." The next thing I know off they go running full speed to get help. I didn't know Katelyn could run that fast. Five minutes later the girls came running full speed, out of breath, to tell me help was coming. I waited.
Still my girls were encouraging me that everything would be alright. Katelyn rubbed my shoulder almost nonstop. Brittany constantly repeated "It really is ok, Mom." Stephani stood calm and cool as a cucumber and said "Yeah, Mom, I'm sure help will be here soon." She smiled. Sometimes I think concrete could melt at her smile. Help did arrive. Soon we were on our way to the fountains.
So what happened to pie-r-2? Well, Pi r squared might be the circumfence of a circle, and 2x2 does equal 4, but grace, encourgement and love out weight them all. In crunch time my girls rallied together around this mama who needed their encourgement which enabled me to pull together and think. After today I think my girls are exactly where they need to be. Have they fully arrived? Of course not. Is it because of my fabulouso training? No way. It is only by YHWH's grace. But I have been inspired! I am more motivated than ever to teach my children YHWH's word, because that is where we all need to be.
So, reader(if you made it down this far) and have asked the same quesions as above, be encouraged. See what YHWH has done in your children. Look for the good he is performing in them and be motivated to keep teaching them. And in these last days, that might come in handeir than pie anyway!
Dueteronomy 6:4-7 Hear, O Israel: YHWH our Elohim is one Adonai; And thou shalt love YHWH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I must say that I am developing a love for the Japanese people. They are a very polite, honorable people. I do believe they are also searching for light. I pray that YHWH will mold me and show the Light while I am here.
Japanese word for the week: Sumimasen (soo meh mo sehn) or pardon me
Shalom Aleheim! and Ohayo gozaimasu (o ho yo go zo ee mos)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
It certainly has been and adventure just getting here. We spent about 16 hours on planes and about 12 more hours waiting. And Thursday disappeared somewhere never to be found. But praise Yah we are here safe and the jet lag is finally starting to subside some. I still want to crawl in bed at 6pm but each day is a little better.
We were able to visit town yesterday. We kind of had information overload after our "indoctrination" so it was a little hard to to absorb everything. There is so much to do here though, I wonder if three years is enough.
Rob was finally off to work this morning and he is VERY glad about that. So if there is such a thing as normal we seem to be finally settling into it somewhat. We are still in temporary housing, but I must say it isn't bad at all. I am indeed thankful for everything YHWH has provided for us HallaluYah!
Once the rain stops I'll be able to get out and take some pictures. Until then....
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
It was good to have been in the house of the Lord yesterday. It was wonderful to see Bro. Barber and his wife again. I'd like to share a little bit about their ministry to the Philippines. They have started the Helping Hands Box Ministry in which they round up food and clothing, pack them in bog boxes along with tracks and bibles and ship them to the philippines. The "round up" comes from local churches and like a curcuit ridin' preacher, Bro. Barber goes from church to church preaching and collecting items brought in by the people.
They have 2 main prayer requests. First for God's protection over the boxes as they are shipped and second that the gospel will reach the people of the Philippines. It takes about 3 months for a box to arrive to the Philippines. The Barbers shipped their first box on May 7th. They have shipped 12 more boxes since then packed with food,clothing,bibles and tracks for the Philippines. Will you pray with me today over those boxes and for the people of the Philippines to receive the gospel? Thank you for taking the time to read this. I know it was long.