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Stormy Weather

This past Sunday Sayuri and I traveled to Shizuka prefecture to lead special evangelism worship services at two churches. As the weekend approached we kept a constant on watch on the weather reports as typhoon was headed in the direction … Continue reading

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Goatspeak

For the past fifteen years I have been teaching Japanese preschoolers who to sing “Old McDonald had a Farm.” What I never expected was that doing this would lead me to an insight about one of Jesus sayings. In teaching … Continue reading

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Reflections from the 11th Hour Laborer

In Jesus Parable of the workers in the vineyard found in Matthew 20, we get to hear the voices of those who complain that those who were hired at the 11th hour received the same wages as those who worked … Continue reading

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A little bit of History

Can you name whose picture is attached to this blog? Here’s a hint – there is an article about him Wikipedia’s Japanese site but not in the English one. His name is James Hamilton Ballagh and he was one of … Continue reading

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The Word of Life

This past week Sayuri and I have been leading the Bible Studies for the Yokohama Kyoritsu Girl School Choir camp. It was originally planned to be held in more wooded mountainous retreat center where the students could escape from the … Continue reading

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Yes! There is a Fourth of July in Japan!

For all my friends and family who were wondering – there is indeed a fourth of July in Japan. But like the third and the fifth of July it’s just another day on the calendar. Last week I was at … Continue reading

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A Loss for Words

Blogging is all about words but tonight I feel like I am at a loss for words. I received a phone call from my brother who noticed who close some of the places are to the Fukushima nuclear power plant … Continue reading

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