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The Days Feel Full & Rich

1 Comment » Written on March 22nd, 2015     
Filed under: Akagi, missions, reflections

By definition this is a slow time of the year. The snow on Mt. Akagi is melting pretty rapidly,¬†which means winter activities are about to wind down. The new school year doesn’t begin for a few more weeks. But …

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Blessedly Awkward, Awkwardly Blessed

2 comments Written on February 9th, 2015     
Filed under: missions, reflections

I went to yesterday’s preaching assignment with a good deal of fear and trepidation. Often we choose to be emotionally invested or not… but then sometimes one just doesn’t have any say in the matter. I was invited to speak …

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Unbridled Joy

1 Comment » Written on August 19th, 2014     
Filed under: missions, reflections

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Now that we’re living at Akagi Bible Camp and since we’re in the middle of the summer camping season, I’ve been spending more time posting updates on the camp’s site. …

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Musing about Mountains

Post a Comment » Written on May 13th, 2014     
Filed under: reflections

A co-worker once explained to me that the mountains in the region where he was living and pastoring were like his mother. But the mountains in the part of Japan where he grew up were like his father. Don’t ask …

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Listening Carefully

1 Comment » Written on March 26th, 2014     
Filed under: reflections

I spent the last three days attending our annual mission spring retreat. We met in the mountain town of Karuizawa and spent the better part of three days focusing on hearing God. A good deal of that time was spent …

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It’s That Time Again

2 comments Written on March 10th, 2014     
Filed under: earthquake, missions, reflections

Japanese income taxes are due in a few days so everyone is fearfully crunching their numbers, grudgingly filling out the paper work, or procrastinating until the last day and dreading the lines at city hall. Although I find Japanese tax …

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The Popular Gospel…

Post a Comment » Written on October 4th, 2013     
Filed under: missions, reflections

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CGNTV is a Christian broadcasting organization that works in several countries around the world, and is based out of the Korean Onnuri Church. The director of operations in Japan is a former student of mine at the Covenant Seminary and …

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Revitalized Hearing

1 Comment » Written on August 8th, 2013     
Filed under: News, reflections

I’m currently going thru a bit of a milestone event. Several weeks ago I got my first pair of hearing aids! I know, 51 seems a bit early for that but it’s something I knew I would face from a …

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