Sabbath is almost here!

I am so happy that today is Friday and that it is almost sundown. Aaaah, an entire day of rest. No worries, no work, no pressure. Just an entire day to spend in close relationship with God and with my husband.

Friday is rightly called Preparation Day. Luke 23:54 says that “it was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.” Amen and amen! Today was all about preparing for the Sabbath and I am very blessed with how much I was able to accomplish.

I followed my normal morning routine of Bible reading, exercise, and breakfast. Then it was time for work! I surface cleaned the kitchen, emptied the dishwasher in prep for tomorrow’s dishes, vacuumed, cleaned the cat boxes, scrubbed down the bathroom, wrote out next week’s menu and shopping list, wrapped the birthday present for tomorrow night’s party (my niece turned eight this year!), washed/dried/folded/ironed three loads of laundry, and picked up around the living room. Somehow, I also managed to squeeze in an entire hour of Japanese study!

The only thing I was unable to accomplish was preparing tomorrow’s lunch meal. It wasn’t a lack of time or energy but a lack of planning ahead and having nothing on hand to make in advance. It looks like we’ll be eating ramen after church.

Just for fun, here is Luke 23:54 in Japanese. I don’t yet understand all of this sentence (maybe 25%), but I’ll get there!


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