Category Archives: Sophia

8 months is so much better than 5 months…

enoshima3Eight months and counting.

That’s how long we’ve been in Japan. I remember feeling slightly adapted after 2 months and then so much better at 5 months… and now 8 months is so much better than 5 months, it is …

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THANKFUL

outono_post_1It’s November and though I try to practice the discipline of gratitude throughout the year, this is what I’m particularly thankful for right now:

– The season of autumn! After five years in the eternal summer called “Florida”, the crisp, …

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Sophia’s first day at preschool…

parque1We worked hard to get here. Meetings and conversations in Japanese, enlisting friends who speak English and Japanese, filling out about 15 pages of forms, getting denied at two preschools because they are full, taking her temperature, marking her face …

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Confessions of a Foreigner in Japan

fabio_johnna_enoshima1. I don’t always use an umbrella.  This is basically a cardinal sin here.  If you want to see people really nervous, walk around in the rain without an umbrella.  Even if it’s not raining very hard, very kind people …

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Brasil – uma passagem rápida, mas muito especial!

10610634_10152937165238825_7712724861933765366_nQue alegria esta passagem pelo Brasil!

De fato, sempre é bom rever amigos e familiares.

 Passamos excelentes dias combinando apresentações do Projeto Japão, bons encontros com amigos, bates papos informais do dia a dia, muita família e viagens.

Foi a

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Rainbow

rainbowLately, I’ve been reading the news about Israel and Palestine, the return to war in Iraq, children dying, unarmed men getting killed by police and on and on.  One bad story leads to another and when I read news online, …

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Dreaming in the Day (1 Samuel 1, Matthew 7:7-11, John 17)

dreamsGrace’s Story

Once upon a time, there was a man named Elkanah.  He was born at a time when men could have more than one wife.  This was often to protect women because they had no status in society.  Elkanah …

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Parabéns Sophia! Muitas felicidades…

sophia_niver1Sophia está fazendo 1 aninho de idade.

Que alegria que ela tem nos dado!

Neste último sábado nos reunimos para celebrar a sua vidinha.

A sua inocência, alegria contagiosa, andar desengonçado, pureza de olhar e coração, abraço sincero, desinteressado e …

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Baby Dedication Wasn’t on Missionary Training Schedule

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 16, 2014) — It made perfect sense to Covenant missionaries Fabio Muniz and Johnna Hayward-Muniz to have their daughter dedicated in what quite likely was the first ever such service at Covenant Offices.

“We

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My first father’s day in the US

fathersdaySophia has been an amazing gift and inspiration for both of us. I remember when Sophia was just a few months old and Johnna delegated me the responsibility to babysit her. I was still learning the tasks of my new …

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