The Eternal House

TNBG Christmas 2017

“You need to tell me what you want for your Christmas,” my mom said to me. But I didn’t want to tell her what I wanted because, after all, Santa knows everything, right? Why did she need to know?

But my mother kept asking me every day, so I finally gave in and told her, “I want to have a Rika-chan house (doll house).” Continue reading

The Three Wishes

two wishes

“At least I want to survive until I hold my baby …” She told me quietly, and she stroked her large belly with her slender fingers. It was three more months until her due date. She looked abstract and detached from reality. I was overwhelmed by a flood of various emotions and could not hold back my tears. I was shouting in my mind, “Why? Why, God? She is a faithful Christian who loves you so much. Her husband and her two boys, and her unborn baby need her. And I don’t want to lose her either. She is my best friend and dear sister in Christ. She is too young to go to heaven. Maybe after forty years, but not now.” Continue reading

Mariko

 

Bible
My very first Bible from a dear sister in Christ, Mariko

 

I woke up in the morning, worked hard for eight hours, went home and rested, and fell exhaustedly into bed. Every day was just the same as the day before. I began to wonder what was my purpose in life? “I will do the same things tomorrow and even ten years from today, I’ll be doing the same stuff,” I thought. At last I had found the life which I had always dreamed of; a good job with a high paying salary, a small but nice apartment, a brand new Suzuki Samurai, and my own freedom. Before long, I realized that none of these things actually could satisfy and fill the big empty holes in my heart. In fact, the more I enjoyed my possessions and this life I had created, the more my heart grew dry and cracked. Continue reading