Hi Friends! We took the summer off from updating our blog, but now that the fall is here (though it’s still really hot in Japan) we’re looking forward to renewed connections. We had a great summer, which included some family time on the Sea of Japan and up in Nagano. Lot’s of fun. We also […]
When we moved to our current location eight years, I was excited to finally have an office. A desk, bookshelves, a couch for meetings and matching curtains and rugs. It was the first time I had my own office. Kind of cool. It was a great place to work and for the kids to occasionally […]
A poem by our daughter.
For the past couple of months, S has been enjoying a game that has fallen out of favor in the US; dodgeball. I think the main reason she signed-up to play was to be with her friends, but she has made a good effort at attending before-school and weekend practices. Last week she took a […]
Wishing you and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas! May the love and joy of Christ fill our hearts anew! Thank you for your ministry partnership.
Had a parent/teacher conference for our oldest today. Overall, it was fine. I’ve learned to filter these meetings through a “this is how they do it in Japan” filter. The teacher did have some positive words to say, which was great. However, here in Japan, usually things are only discussed that need fixing. So you […]
About 4.5 years ago I took up running to lose weight and shape-up. As I thought about what I would like to accomplish over the second half of my life, I realized that it would be hampered by poor health. While I wasn’t sick, my middle was bigger than it should have been, and I […]