What I do: taking care of my grandma, cooking, cleaning (seriously, imagine being 91 and not really being able to see well or even bend over to clean? It can get pretty bad), job/apartment researching, spending time with Noah and my grandma. Cooked food: Random donburi (rice bowl dish), Strawberry jam bread, Oden (traditional Japanese winter dish)
I had a great time at church and lunch afterwards today. Some ladies invited me last week so we went to a local small restaurant that they have been going to for several months now that has a changing weekly lunch special menu. The ladies were older so it would have been weird to pull out my phone to photograph my food. No pictures, sorry!
The job hunt continues. This is my 10th day here, but I have a tendency to see something and want to fix it immediately (in this case, the problem: living costs and no income). I'm impatient.
I had a brief phone interview mainly to set up an interview tomorrow for a display/visual coordinating consultation business. I've been working on my Japanese resume...it's completely different! I have to look up so much, just like I did with my English resume ("resume action verbs," format, etc). This is:
A: How I look at home, fortunately the turtle neck is hidden in my hood, but more importantly...
B: how I feel about staring at my screen for so long and being nervous about my first Japanese interview
This has been good motivationto finish my Japanese resume that I started working on last week and an opportunity at least to practice an interview.
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. (the only way we can "walk uprightly" is through Christ's righteousness, not by doing "good things"!)
Psalm 37:3-5 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. (the focus is usually on the middle, "he will give you" but don't forget the big conditional statement that changes those desires right before that)
Psalm 138:8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
God is my loving Father, and he promises that he will not keep good things from us. Whatever comes of this, whether a job or just practice for future interviews, he has planned my path so the outcome of this will be a good thing no matter what.
This week I'll meet with the youth/young adult pastor from church because we have the exact same mission. I'm looking forward to talking to him to see what I can do with or through the church here.
Ending with my favorite passage:
Ephesians 4:14-20 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.