Happy Mother's Day to ALL of my fellow moms... New Ones, Old Ones, Happy Ones, Sad Ones, Rested Ones, Tired Ones, Empty Arm Ones, Pregnant-Again?! Ones, Fat Ones, Skinny Ones, Nice Ones, Mean Ones, Homeschooling Ones, Unschooling Ones, Successful Ones, Struggling Ones, Selfless Ones, Self Centered Ones, Helicopter Ones, Tiger Ones, Friendly Ones, Isolated ones, … Continue reading Joy for the Journey no. 25 – Mother’s Day
I haven't been able to write for a while. After Dad was stabilized he was too weak to come home. We nominated the Chonan, the eldest most revered son in a Japanese family, to gently break the news and explain our reasons. Paul told Dad he was going to a very clean rehab facility. The … Continue reading Joy for the Journey no. 24 -It’s better to come to my house!
Terrible Tuesday, March 27th This is the day they were preparing Dad for discharge. He just had one more test to complete: Walk the floor. Nana and Paul were there. Paul was about to go back to work and come back for the discharge. However, when the aide put the gate belt on and they … Continue reading 411: Tuesday-Friday March 27-30, 2018
We broke 1000 followers! Thank you for your prayers! It feels so good to know over 1000 of you are walking along side of us and praying for us. Leanne spent the night with Dad. Nana, all the grandkids, and I tried to rest at home. I wish I had taken a picture of their … Continue reading Joy for the Journey no. 22 Breathe, Daddy!
"The Faithful prayers of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16b)I bet some of us don't feel righteous. But, because of the resurrection of Jesus, we have assurance that He has made His children righteous! So let's pray!! Let's pray for my favorite Dad in the whole wide world, a righteous man indeed! The 411 … Continue reading 411 March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 Personalized... "We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the Okada and Rogers family. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death, over and over … Continue reading Joy for the Journey no. 21
Help us to "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." I Peter 3:15.