The horrific videos and still shots of the Japan earthquake and tsunami aftermath hold special fascination for us on the west coast. We are, after all, very near a similarly converging triplet of continental plates. A Saturday headline noted the unusual number of people buying earthquake kits.
Of course there's no way we can predict if or when we could experience something similar. But today I am thankful for stable ground and ordinary life with a warm dry house, electricity, clean water...
Other gifts I have enjoyed this week:
351. Three years (last Saturday ) with a very special little guy in our lives.
352. A longstanding problem — on the verge of being solved.
353. Exotic critters paying a visit to our creek.
|A pair of Hooded Mergansers, and a Blue Heron|
354. Great Bible teaching from our pastor and one of my favourite TV preachers.
355. An introduction to Young Life (an organization that works effectively with youth) through a new friend at an evening event with some very tasty desserts.
356. A sane schedule to be able to work on a couple of projects with due dates.
357. A favourite team winning the Brier.
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