March 6, 2018

So, I wanted to share some thoughts with you this week from my sermon on Sunday. Recently, I've been talking about how to have a closer relationship with God. As I was studying last week, I came across a video on prayer that said, "Prayer takes work." I think there are a lot of people … Continue reading March 6, 2018

February 27, 2018

My Tuesday night Japanese class in Okayama is incredibly diverse and always in flux. One week there might be two Chinese ladies in class. The next week maybe there's some guy from Europe. Last week, four guys from Myanmar unexpectedly showed up and joined the class. The only constants seem to be my teacher and … Continue reading February 27, 2018

Jesus Wept

I've heard several sermons on the famous shortest verse in the Bible. "Jesus wept." So many preachers have sought to elaborate on the meaning behind this tiny verse. For those of you who don't know the story, here it is: 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb … Continue reading Jesus Wept