Who do you go to for help?

    I had a Japanese assignment to take a survey in Japanese of only Japanese people and present the results. I choose for my questions “Who do you go to for help?” and “Why do you chose that person?” I ask these questions because it is a common experience that everyone

    Magnificent Christmas Songs

    Christmas Music

    This is a loose translation of a speech I wrote for Japanese class and delivered in 2006/12/24 at CrossRoads Chapel (as well as other places). Magnificent Christmas Songs (Subarashii Kurisumasu No Uta) Folks, when you were a child what did you look forward to at Christmas time? Presents? Songs? Special

    The Bridge

    This is from a talk I gave during a CrossRoads event on 2005/10/21. Introduction This summer, CrossRoads Cafe had a weekend in Koichi, Shikoku at Happy Raft Campgrounds. We enjoyed river rafting, beautiful scenery, a great barbeque, and time with friends. On Saturday, we went the Iya Valley and saw

    Pray for Harvest in Kyoto

    These past weeks have brought a host of activity outside my office window. Through the summer, I have often looked out into the fields from my office window to watch the bright green rice plants wave in the wind. Soon, the stalks began to bend downward with the weight of