Monthly Archives: September 2012

Today: Threshold of Heaven and Hell

The Huddlestons returned yesterday and I leave tomorrow! We are all a little overwhelmed by the stories of loss around us. Wives, mothers, three-year-old babies lost to the wave. Lost homes. Lost jobs. Gossip. Envy. Broken marriages. Single parents. Violence … Continue reading

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Sabbath: Natsuhama Beach

We took a drive around Oshika-hanto and got out to play at this beach. The sand is famous for squeaking when you kick it with bare feet. Taking sabbath very seriously.

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Today: Importance of approach

Today we helped with the kids’ carnival booths at an outreach event and I remembered that it really does matter how we communicate about our faith–that we need to cut the English, and that if we focused on relationships instead … Continue reading

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Today…

I welcomed a new team, hit the dump, watched my daughter climb a wall, and then worshipped with a new friend who lost her three year old son and another friend who lost his wife to the tsunami–he said he … Continue reading

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Today…

I took trash to two different dumps, caught up on office work, and did Friday night aikido with Hijiri.

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Today…

We learned how to take crabs out of salmon nets… then how to cook them… then the best way to eat them.

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Today…

We had our team meeting in the morning, then cleaned a new friend’s garden in the afternoon.

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