Turning 1000

Posted on Posted in 2008, Family News

Today was a cool day for me. I passed the 1,000 mile mark in training to run a marathon. All the training has added up, now I just need to run 26 miles in one run! If you are an iPod user and looking for a great running tool, check out the Nike+ system. http://nikeplus.nike.com/

Fall Colors

Posted on Posted in 2008, Family News

Today was family day and we headed out to Sasayama, a small town about an hour away, to see the fall colors. It was magnificent! We had a great picnic together, played in leaves and joined the trees as they lifted praise to God. The Japanese maple are ablaze at this time of year. Check […]

Evaluation vs. Identification

Posted on Posted in 2008, Ministry News

I originally wrote this article for an Asian Access internal publication. I think it is applicable to a wider audience, so want to share an edited version with you today. It violates our “60 second” rule of short posts; however, I think you will be encouraged by taking an extra minute. Thanks for reading!    Peter […]

Celebrating Eggs

Posted on Posted in 2008, Family News

Last weekend was the school recital for K- and S-. This is a clip from S-‘s performance with fellow third graders. The song is all about eggs. Yes, the eggs that you eat. It’s the first time I have heard such a heart-felt plea from a child to make sure that eggs are in their […]

Jammin’ 5th Graders

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This week was “Ongakukai” (School Music Recital) at K- and S-‘s elementary school. Each grade combines all classes and the students work on a performance together. This year, one piece that K-‘s fifth grade class performed was “Mas Que Nada”. For those of us that have been around awhile, we remember Sergio Mendes and Brasill […]

Two Are Better

Posted on Posted in 2008, Ministry News

Our model for church planting here in the city of Sanda is what we call “Organic Church”. We aren’t looking to do things based on what is going on anyplace else, other than what is relevant to this city. We also aren’t looking to invite people to church. We are “taking church to the city”, […]

Grace

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Grace… She carries a world on her hips No champagne flute for her lips No twirls or skips between her fingertips She carries a pearl in perfect condition What once was hurt What once was friction What left a mark No longer stings… Because Grace makes beauty Out of ugly things Grace finds beauty in […]