Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers' arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessèd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
The world had been a bit fuzzy for Kirsten the last few months.
We had her eyes checked a week or so ago and now she is happily wearing her new glasses and enjoying clear vision!
Kurt's birthday started with friends singing songs of blessing to him about 5:15 this morning! This is a Filipino custom and it is a real blessing!
We invited them in and they sang some more.
Then we served muffins and coffee to them.
What a great way to begin the celebration day!
A word of caution when buying imported food items here....check the expiration date.
I purchased a box of cereal the other day at the store and brought it home for the kids. I don't buy cereal to often due to the cost.
It had slipped my mind to check the date on the box.
As best we can tell the cereal is at least 3 years old....and stale!!!!
(Kirsten and Ben are still eating it...they say it's ok!!!!)
During a water break, the optometrist who came to SIL to offer free eye exams said to me "My nose is bleeding. All this English I need to speak is making my nose bleed."
"My nose is bleeding" is one of the sayings used here to say something is difficult!