Let’s Make a Deal

  Thoughts Along the Way© “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:9-11             In my family I am famous (maybe infamous is …

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John Speeds thru Tokyo Expressways

The other day Tim and I went for our monthly partying downtown in Machida. After having some good vittles we went to our favorite video game center. We both share a love for video games though I have almost no time to play them, except with Tim. I have stopped being cool several years ago but Tim is very up on the latest games, especially in Japan. After trying a few new games we decided …

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The Sunset

Thoughts Along the Way © Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7               Hawaii is known for its amazing, awe inspiring sunsets. This renown is quite justified but …. I still remember a particular sunset that we stood on the beach to watch. I expected it to …

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More News From the Africa CPI Conference

Thanks again for praying for the West Africa CPI Conference.  A more detailed report arrived this week.  Read the details at the Global Church Advancement site click here. John was also personally encouraged that the director, Nathaniel Adawonu, was helped greatly by the little mentoring John did from Japan via email and phone.  PTL!

Rest For Our Soles

Thoughts Along the Way© My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2               We needed to go to Hawaii for meetings so we went a few days early to relax and have fun. Our flight left Tokyo around supper time and arrived in Honolulu in the morning of the same day. …

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Stumps That Grow

Thoughts Along the Way© Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24             When we moved into our current house the trees in the front yard were terribly overgrown so we had them severely trimmed. One tree in particular was a problem. It was large, fast growing, and under the …

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