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Archive for July, 2007

Let’s Make a Deal

July 30th, 2007 by Elaine Mehn


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 the better word) for making one sided deals. At one time it got so bad that as soon as I would say, “I’ll make you a deal”, my children would say no and walk away. My deals went something like Read the rest of this entry »

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John Speeds thru Tokyo Expressways

July 29th, 2007 by John

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 to play Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3.  I have “driven” (played) lots of race games before but never like this. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Sunset

July 16th, 2007 by Elaine Mehn

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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 be fantastic but it wasn’t. It was more of a dud sunset. Yes, the sun went Read the rest of this entry »

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More News From the Africa CPI Conference

July 14th, 2007 by John

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!

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Rest For Our Soles

July 11th, 2007 by Elaine Mehn

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. Fortunately we both were able to get some sleep on the plane but it certainly is not the same as sleeping in your own bed. We cleared customs, found the Read the rest of this entry »

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Stumps That Grow

July 2nd, 2007 by Elaine Mehn

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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 telephone wires. We decided the best thing to do Read the rest of this entry »

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