Thursday, October 18, 2007

My First Album

If I ever write enough songs (or even a song) I'd like to title my first album "Skittle Tree" and it would be in memory of this tree I have fallen in love with on my walk to campus.
I had a fabulous day today. I was so encouraged. The weather was beautiful and the leaves are beginning to change. See what I mean?
One of the things that made me smile today was my new purse's secret pocket. That's right, folks, I said secret pocket. Today I was walking along thinking how stealth I felt having this pocket.
It's been good catching up with friends... although I am daily reminded of the time that is too quickly passing to be with Mary. This is a picture of Fuyu, Asa and I. I said, "Strike a pose on how you feel about Mary leaving." But Fuyu kept laughing...
so that made us laugh...
until finally our true feelings were portrayed correctly. Oh, Fuyu!!!!
I've learned how to play Texas Hold 'Em recently. Loads of fun.
I've been catching lunches, coffee dates, and shopping trips with the BEST club girls. I love living in Tokyo. And I love my friends!!
The only bad part about Tokyo is that someone special lives on the other side of the ocean... but he's so sweet to me. He sent me a special message via fall leaves.
The rumor on the street is that "somethings" gotten into Joanna lately...
I believe Jesus is overflowing my cup with the weather, the skittle tree, friendships, Mary, secret pockets and a great guy who is trusting the Lord.
*Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our souls wait for the LORD, he is our help and our shield for our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.* Psalm 33:18-22

2 comments:

jamie said...

how sweet jo- what a great guy! andy and i loved doing this when we lived apart- fun memories to keep!

Sara said...

Psalm 33. That's where I always go when I'm stressed or feel odd about something. When I need to settle down I read Psalm 33, especially the last verse. Nice to see you quoted it!

And I'm glad you are feeling so blessed, in many ways!