Moving to Japan has its ups and downs. One of the downs is not being able to go to church. It has been hard to find a church around here. We have a chapel on base, but the service is more like a mass. I like to worship and praise the Lord, I can not just sit there listening to the mass for two hours. It has been hard for me to connect with God. I feel like over the years I have been drifting away from God. I have been trying to form a better spiritual relationship by reading my devotional and bible everyday. This ritual has become very important to me. I take a few minutes out of my day to just sit in peace and thank God for all he has blessed me and my family with. There are times my day gets hectic, with my son, wifely duties and school. If I miss a day, I feel so guilty for missing those daily one on one moments. I know it is not the same relationship as if when one goes to church but it is better than not having anything at all. Talking to God makes me feel at peace. If it were not for praying for guidance, I would not have started my blog. I pray everyday for the Lord to show me the purpose he has for my life. I know I am meant to do great things. When we first moved to Japan, I had really bad anxiety and I was against taking medication. I was not getting any sleep and I was over thinking and worrying about every little thing. Now, I just pray to keep me calm and at peace. I can give all my worries, stress, and problems to God and know everything will be okay. I know this is a sticky topic to talk about, because not many people have faith in God or are the same religion, but that is okay. We are all free to have our opinions and the freedom to practice whatever religion we chose. I am beyond blessed, thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.