Happy 2011!

    Happy 2011 to you all. How is your new year so far? Although I enjoy the idea of beginning afresh this new year, I must admit that there is one new year’s tradition that I’m not very fond of: Resolutions (I mean, does anyone really even keep them passed January?).

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Although Thursday was a normal work day for us, that’s not to say we each don’t have much to be thankful for this year. Wherever this message finds you, I pray the same is true for you at well. And in that day you will say,“Give thanks to

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    In the US, Valentine’s Day is estimated to have generated about $15.7 Billion this year.  It’s also estimated that over one billion Valentines cards and letters were delivered by the U.S. Post Office. And in Japan, they say that 20% of all annual chocolate sales are generated for Valentine’s Day alone.

    Nagasaki Weekend Trip

    Nagasaki Tulips

    (Photo: Observing a few “lilies” (tulips) of the field at “Huis Ten Bosch”) I joined a group from Kyoto Assembly Church on a weekend excursion to Kyushu, the southern most main island in Japan. We traveled by ferry from Osaka and spend Saturday traveling and visiting “Huis Ten Bosch”, a