Posts from December 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

This month leading up to Christmas has been filled with some challenges, Covid-19 scares, and joyful celebrations. Despite all the hard parts, we are still extremely grateful for another year filled with God’s faithfulness. Oliver is continuing to grow and is pretty much an Energizer bunny…he just keeps going and going. It’s hilarious, exhausting, and beautiful all at once. His parents are exhausted, but that’s kind of the gig, right? We will try and keep this update brief and, as…

Merry Christmas!

As you enjoy this holiday, may the wonder of that first Christmas fill you and your family with hope and peace. Throughout the difficulties that have marked the year 2020, faith in Christ remains the solid foundation for weathering the storms of life.

Hitachinaka Happenings

Greetings from Hitachinaka, Japan: We are back in Japan and more than settled in. Christmas is coming and Covid-19 is still in the air, but we are thankful that our Japan countryside does not seem to be affected to much degree. Everybody has a mask on, but masks were already a common thing here before Covid-19. Japanese have worn masks for years to fend off pollen allergies, protect neighbours from the common cold and for ladies when they don’t want…

This Pilgrims Progress…

The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about thirty kilograms of flour until it worked all through the dough. . . Matthew 13:33 In various settings I’ve been considering this and some of the surrounding parables–about mustard, treasure, pearls.  It seems that there is an invitation to consider the gradual, permeating way that God brings his kingdom to bear on the world. And the  power is in the yeast, not the baker, though…