- Someone has told me about the Interlinear Bible Search at StudyLight.org. and I find it helpful.
- I enjoy learning new Hebrew words.
- I cooked herring meunière for the first time in my life last Tuesday, and it was O.K.
- It snowed last Wednesday, but we didn't have as much snow as we had expected.
- I had my hair cut last Thursday.
- It was sunny when I went to the hairdresser's.
- The snow in front of our house is almost gone now.
- I'm thankful for the refreshing smell of satsuma oranges I have for breakfast.
- I'm re-reading "The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft" by George Gissing.
- The camellia in front of our house is in bud.
Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Once upon a time, there lived a boy named Kintaro in Mt. Ashigara. With an ax in his hand, Kintaro rode a bear, pretending to be practicing horseback riding. He also practiced sumo wrestling with beasts in the mountain.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1. Your favorite cleaning product? --Baking soda. Do you clean your own house or hire out? --We clean our house ourselves. Most disliked household chore? --Ironing the clothes. What one chore do you not mind so much? --Preparing breakfast.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021
- the Sunday worship service, which reminded us that we are precious in God's sight
- one of my cousins, who called me last Sunday afternoon
- a phone call from a friend last Monday
- having finished cleaning the church building (We were on duty this week.)
- staying home during the snow storm
- the heaters in my house
- fresh green vegetables
- tropical fruits available at the supermarket
- friendly neighbors, including Mrs. T*
- a cup of hot chocolate 😊
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Vera sighed a heavy sigh.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
1. This week's Hodgepodge lands on Ash Wednesday which signals the beginning of Lent. Do you mark this season in some way? If so tell us more. Did you grow up 'celebrating' Lent? Is attending church part of your weekly routine? Are churches open for in-person worship where you live?
I go to church every Sunday, but no one mentions 'Ash Wednesday" and 'Lent' there. --I am a member of a Protestant church in Japan. I wouldn't know that today is Ash Wednesday if I hadn't got an Email from a Bible Memory Challenge Group the other day. -- I am taking part in the challenge to mark this season this year.
I'm thankful that we still hold in-person worship services where we live.
If I remember correctly, it was about a decade ago, at the barbecue party in the backyard of the church in summer... We don't have a fireplace in my home. Most houses in Japan don't.
The news about a certain nuclear power plant in my country. (I'm not going into details here, for just a thought of it would make me angry.)
I've never heard of "National Cabbage Day" before! I hated cabbage as a child, but now it is O.K. We will have salad with steamed cabbage for supper today. My favorite dishes in the list is cabbage soup.
Since I live in Japan, I'll talk about one yen coins instead. There are several one yen coins in my wallet, and I usually spend them when I pay in cash. Last thing I got for 100 yen is a dish cloth. For 500 yen... if I remember correctly, a small jar of honey.
I'm learning the importance of taking my time and doing less things by getting my priorities right. 😊
Saturday, February 13, 2021
- a cup of amazake (non-alcoholic sweet rice wine) on a cold day
- chatting with K* last Sunday
- seeing the ophthalmologist last Monday
- the radio in my kitchen
- the potstickers we cooked for lunch last Thursday
- going to bed before 10 P.M. every day
- the snow scoop
- the Bible study meeting, where we read Esther 6.
- my favorite chorale prelude that I can play, "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" arranged by J. S. Bach (BWV 706)
Friday, February 12, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021
company led by chief with staff (originally)
Saturday, February 6, 2021
- the 'video' above, which I have managed to 'create'
- YouTube and Blogger, which helps me share it with you
- a free version of the video editor, BeeCut
- a free software that I used to record the music, Audacity
- the electronic keyboard, CASIO CT-X700
- my lap-top computer
- the hymnal that has this piece in it
- J. S. Bach, who arranged the chorale
- the anonymous composer who first wrote this tune
- my ability to play the keyboard
- the teachers who have taught me music
- my curiosity to learn new things
- my determination to make use of only what I already have, without spending money on any other devices and gadgets that may make things much easier
- enough spare time at my disposal
- ample room for improvement
- hope of sharing more recordings in the future
Friday, February 5, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021