[30Days: days 16-18]

[30Days: days 16-18]

The weekend was much appreciated because I was feeling really tired. I guess it’s time for another blood test for hemoglobin levels. I am pretty sure it’s low, but just want to know how low… Finding things to be thankful for this weekend was kind of hard… lots of time spent thinking about the world events.

Friday, November 13

  1. Our new logo for the Kyiv First Church of the Nazarene went live this Friday. I am excited since it was my creation (design-wise). It says “Belong. Believe. Share. Grow.” in the subtitle which reflects our main values (acceptance, the feeling of family, discipleship, and service.)


2. We had a good evening over at our friend’s place. Food and talk, sometimes it’s the best therapy after a long week.

3. It was Friday. We were in Kyiv, Ukraine and not in Paris… For that, I am thankful.

Saturday, November 14

1. Waking up.

I woke up to a Facebook notification saying that my friend was marked safe.

“Uh?” That was the first time I’ve seen such a thing from Facebook and I had no idea why it was there. Then Sam checked the news.

“There were terrorists’ attacks last night in Paris. Many injured and many dead.”

On a day like that, you are thankful for simply waking up. Granted, you should always remember that we’re not here for long, but we tend to forget that and just live our lives as if we’re already living our eternal lives.

We’re not. So, I am glad to live another day.

2. I finally got some rest and in the evening we had a staff party at Sam’s work, so that was nice too.

3. The coffee made by Sam. We have a tradition of making coffee for each other every morning. To be honest, I don’t even know how much sugar and coffee I should put now into my coffee to make it good.

Sunday, November 15

1. Church service and the opportunities to worship together.

2. Singing rehearsal after church. I think we are getting better. Sam and I definitely enjoy singing on the way home afterwards 😀 (And trying to sing the Star Wars’ Imperial March as well as the Super Mario game theme song in acappella) 😀

3. Tea with a friend (who also happens to be one of the pastors who wed us) after Sam’s church service. It was nice to get together and chat about life and friends and education (he is a dean of a theological seminary here in Kyiv.)

What are you thankful for?

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