A little while after I sent the e-mail the mission secretary called me. She asked if I was so and so's mother? We had a nice visit. She said she knew we were in Japan but had not expected our paths to cross. It was fun to visit a few minutes about our connection.
Saturday has been a lazy day in which we have done laundry, clean the apartment, prepared Sunday School lessons, shopped, watched the BYU bowl game, attended a baptism and enjoyed some down time.
The office secretary before me left a beautiful display of second hand store dishes. She said that Japan is famous for beautiful dishes and if she was going to live here she wanted to enjoy them. Today I picked up a dish with cranes on it. I love that many dishes often have designs inside, not just on the outside. The dishes are then beautiful on the shelf as well as when in use.
Scriptures for this week
You say - "It's impossible"
You say - "It's impossible"
God says - "...The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
You Say - "I'm too tired"
God says - "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
You say - "Nobody really loves me"
God says - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
You say - "I can't figure things out"
God says - "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all they ways acknowledge him, and he shall direst they paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
You say - "I can't do it."
God says - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13
You say - "I'm not able."
God says - "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:" 2 Corinthians 9:8
You say - "It's not worth it."
God says - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God..." Romans 8:28
You say - "I can't forgive myself."
God says - "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
You say - "I can't manage."
God says - "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
You say - "I'm afraid"
God says - "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
You say - "I'm always worried and frustrated."
God says - "Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you," 1 Peter 5:7
You say - "I am not smart enough."
God says - "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Corinthians 1:30
You say - "I feel all alone."
God says - "...he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Hebrews 13:5