Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Still Here

As I looked at some of the blogs I have listed over on the side bar I don't feel as bad as I did when I signed on to blogger today. Some of my friends have not posted in an even longer time than I have. I'd love to make up some excuses but since I just preached about not making excuses last Sunday, I'll just move on!

On Monday some friends and I went to see Sabrina, in musical form and in Japanese, put on by an all-women theater troupe. They did an excellent job. It was almost exactly the same as the Audrey/Humphrey version. I took a couple of pictures but haven't downloaded them yet.

The night before the event, Carol stayed with me and we watched the Audrey version while eating popcorn and watermelon and chatting.

Then, the following night Darlene stayed with me. There was more chatting and snacking and general merry-making.

I love getting to hang out with friends who are so encouraging, good listeners, and who love food as much as I do! :) What a blessing to have friends to share life with!

(The picture is from a visit to Darlene's back in May.)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Respite

Last week was our annual missionary retreat. It is a time to do business, study God's word together, and play a little, too. This year we went to Tottori on the Sea of Japan. We had an amazing time studying with Ray VanderLaan-via DVD (I think that is how you spell his name!). I appreciate how he makes Bible times come alive.

We stayed at a lovely hotel with a wonderful, helpful staff.

Our time at the beach was filled with swimming and sand castles...

We also set aside time to honor Bill and Luci Lengefeld since they will be retiring this year. (Here is half of the group!:)

Now we are back to daily life as usual, grateful for the break and moving forward!
God is at work all around us and we don't want to miss a beat!