Sunday, January 27, 2008


This is the name of a girl gifted and called by God. Maybe you have already heard of her, she's been on Oprah, Lou Dobbs, ABC and more. I am often a little behind the curve! When I ordered some books a few weeks ago I noticed her book and decided she sounded like someone I should get to know. I've just read her story, written by her mother, and viewed her paintings in her book and online. If you have time, check out her site: . God truly works in amazing ways!
(PS for you bloggers, why when I try to insert a link does nothing show up and I have to type it right into the posting making it not possible for people just to click on it?)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Chocolate Cupcakes

Since the baking and English class went so well the first three months and everyone asked me to continue, we are! Monday was our next lesson. We made chocolate cupcakes. I have several recipes I have used before but got onto and found some more. I tried one recipe last week but it didn't turn out like I expected. So, I bravely tried two new recipes on Monday. I felt like I was doing a Pampered Chef demonstration for a few minutes. Since I own a good number of products from my days of being a consultant I am always showing the students new things. One thing we had fun with on Monday was the egg slicer which is a product they all use. But they only thought of it as an egg slicer. We sliced strawberries in class and I also told them about slicing bananas, kiwi, mushrooms, etc.
We're looking forward to banana bread next month!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Staff Needs

Yesterday was a marathon board meeting of the Kansai Christian School board. Okay, maybe not marathon, but it was long. We got lots talked about and even made some decisions! One of the things we talked about was staff needs for next school year. If you know of anyone interested in coming to Japan to teach high school math/science or English to English speaking kids, please let me know! Pray with us as we seek new teachers for the fall. Thank you!
Here is the school's website if you are interested in seeing a little about the school:
Now it is time for me to stop procrastinating and start correcting homework for tomorrow!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Recent events

Here are highlights of events since Cheerful Christmas...

Christmas eve with the Haranosono and Kubo families

opening presents with the Ewings

making treats for missionary Christmas

carving the turkey at missionary Christmas
(I don't have a group picture yet because I am relying on others to email me one!)

Gospel choir workshop concert

avocado hamburger dinner and Starbucks with friends

and chocolate fondue on new year's eve