Friday, March 11, 2011



Today is the first time I remember seeing the sun in several days. The sunshine always help my mood.

Today we have no place to go. I am still in my robe and glasses. (Well, I was when I began this post but not now.) I am so thankful for a day with nothing already planned. Life has been packed. And the days ahead are packed with good things. I'm thankful for an unpacked day.

Today, I awoke to hear devastating news: an earthquake hit Japan and tsunami waves are still racing around the globe. My sister-in-law is from Japan. I'm thankful her family is from a different side of the island. I cannot fathom the devastation of it all or how terrifying it would be to experience this. My heart and prayers go out to the many people impacted. It is hard to absorb the magnitude of yet another disaster.

Today I am wishing that I was on the other side of training. I'm glad to be training. I am feeling some benefit to training (in several areas besides just physically). But, I still can feel my muscles growing. It's not always easy. I'm not to where these habits are completed without thinking. Actually, I am still giving a lot of energy to start them each day.

The good news is that momentum is growing on some new good routines that I have desired for a long time. I want them. I like this place better than before I started. But this new training schedule combined with a very packed schedule brings me to this Friday feeling a bit weary. I am hoping that having an easier day and enjoying the sunshine and the grace of God will be enough to keep pressing on.

This seems so small in comparison to having to deal with real tragedy, real crisis, like in Japan.

May God's grace and peace go with each of us today whether we need Him in small ways (like me) or in huge ways (like those in Japan.)

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  1. Many prayers to those in Japan.

    It is nice to meet you.
    Thank you for stopping by today.

  2. I'm so glad you have an unpacked day. =) Those days are nice. And yes, training holds great benefits besides the physical one. It was so unexpected to hear about the earthquake/tsunami. I have a distant cousin who lives there. Prayers for Japan, but also for us to not need reminders like that to not take life and the people we love for granted.

  3. We need those unpacked days because without them, I think we miss the fullness of life.

    Oh, and on another note, thanks for spurring me on about the grief posts. I now have a whole page dedicated to those posts so they are easy to find. I'm still working on the descriptions, but at least they are organized. Thank you for the idea!

  4. Oh, I love unpacked days...I had one yesterday and just did stuff around the house...chores that have waited a long felt good to stay at home and accomplish something here!...and the bonus was staying in my nightgown til noon while I worked! Bonus, to be sure. Tanks for the lovely comment about my nana has been in heaven for almost 25 years and I was so pleased to get her chair when my mom and dad moved last year (my mom had it) nana was precious to me and her chair is a wonderful reminder.

  5. What a great post! I love unpacked days! Thanks for stopping by my blog for coffee.

    I have relatives in Hawaii, but thankfully their homes are all on high ground.

    May you feel God's presence every day, packed, or unpacked.


  6. Hi, Kath. Here from SDG. I am just starting my homeschooling journey with my youngest who is five and will be in 5K this fall. Any advice is appreciated!
    I find it amazing that God dishes out grace and peace in just the right measure for our circumstances. To some He gives "over-the-counter" pills of grace to get through a difficult day. To others He gives "prescription-size" pills of grace to get through a difficult season. But no situation is to big or too small for His grace!

  7. Amen! Japan certainly needs our prayers and support at this time.

    Take care and have a great week :-)


  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    I love restful days, where I get to stay in my pajamas for as long as possible. Trust it was good for your weariness.

    I look forward to reading more and getting to know you.



Thanks for being part of the conversation...I love hearing from you. Kathleen

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