Under the Smoke

In 1982 I heard for the first time a record by a band called The Smiths. One of their more popular songs was titled, What Difference […]

The Way, the Truth and the Life (of a Missionary in Japan)

Brrr. It’s early morning, winter in Fukuoka, Japan. The gas stove timer went off hours ago, but Jim didn’t notice it until the icy air of the […]

Moving Forward

Message spoken at Munakata Bethel Christian Center, Japan, on 11/03/2013.

Why Yes, I am Narrow Minded

“Who is responsible for this mess?” As a parent, I love to ask that question of my kids to discover who, besides me, will clean it […]

Why Japan? by Joseph Kim

Thank you to Dr. Joseph Kim for allowing the re-posting of this article. Originally posted August 12, 2013.  Source article is here. I often get asked: Why […]

Excuse Me, But Is This Your Life?

This is Your Life In the boom of 1950’s television, a program called “This Is Your Life” began, with host Ralph Edwards. The show featured regular […]

A Question of Roots

Lately I have been thinking about roots. The kind found under the earth, attached to living things which grow from the ground. Roots are essential to […]

What Fellowship . . .?

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 I was at […]

A Boat on Dry Ground

  We were at the beach recently where this old boat now rests as a place for kids to climb and it adds some seaside charm. […]