If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.
“Many places in the Bible say that though we are in the world, we do not have to be of the world. As believers, we don’t belong to this world, but we are to be a light in it.”
December 7 entry in Trusting God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer (page 407).
Miyu brought home a sprout the other day and said that she and her classmates grew it from seeds at school and this one was hers. She didn’t know the name of it in English but apparently it’s some kind of vegetable. So far, I’m not sure if it’s taking root. I set it along with the rest of our plants near our window. I wonder if it’s too cold maybe? It’s just been kinda droopy ever since.
Miyu and I visited her friend on base yesterday. We went bike riding and she had such a blast. It was nice on base because there were hardly any cars at all and the biking/jogging grounds were really nice, weaving between trees clearly away from the main roads. I didn’t take a picture because while Miyu and her friend were riding ahead, I was hanging out with the friend’s mom (also on bicycle). I didn’t wanna risk crashing in an attempt to break out my phone for a photo. Sadly.
Afterward, we stopped by their house to see their new kitten. Miyu was really enjoying herself and overall we had a nice and adventurous day, despite my butt being sore from an hour of bike riding. Ugh. By the time we left their house, it was around 4:45pm and the weather had gotten a lot colder. My hands were white and blue. Sigh, but it was all worth it. After that, I didn’t feel like grocery shopping and then cooking, so I ordered takeout (Ootoya) for our dinner. 🙂