Bicycle Cop in Japan - Amazing!



Japanese Police officer pursues and pulls over a Lamborghini super-car . . . while on a bicycle!

What I Learned as a Leper

This article is directly copied from the Christian Today Web site. The link is: It is written by Christina Jones about her experience in coming to Japan to help after the earthquake/tsunami of 2011. More or her articles can be found here:

Amazing Artist

Thijme Termaat

In this collection of things I have posted I like to include things I consider noteworthy. This young man, Thijme Termaat caught my attention recently and I want to share his work with you. It is an unusual approach to art and, although I wouldn't want to always view things this way, this is worth your while.


Music & Food Festival!!


This past week Yuka and I had Jlodge participate in the Music & Food festival on the TokeiUniversity campus. It was a LOT of work and a LOT of fun too. We met many new people who we hope will begin coming to Jlodge and we had a great opportunity to reconnect with many others we have known in the past. Overall this was a very successful event for us. 

Special Music Video

dharfer youssef

A very creative and beautiful work of art in musical form. Dhafer Youssef manages to fuse together intricate rhythms and tonal patters of the Middle East with his incredible talent and create some beautiful jazz pieces. I think it is well worth your time to sit quietly and listen!!

Eating Lunch in School

school lunch

My school lunch experience was much, much different from young children in Japan. It looked a lot like this picture. We all left our classrooms and gathered in the cafeteria to eat. We found our friends to sit with and after eating we all headed outside to play for the after lunch recess. You did the same, right?


Words Matter


I love living in Japan. Food is great, the people are nice and the culture is rich and interesting. It enfolds one in a comfortable closeness that takes getting use to but which yields rich rewards for anyone willing to invest themselves into it. 

Submit to who?


Acts 14:8-10   Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking.