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Have you thought about living your faith in Japan?

Living out your faith in another country may be harder than it sounds. Do you picture travel and sightseeing, especially in a first world country like Japan? Or do you picture something more similar to probably the country you grew up in except more language and culture barriers? Because it will probably feel more like the latter. It goes against our grain especially in today’s tolerable society to hold fast to the bible’s commands and some of those commands like “spread the name of Jesus to the ends of the world” may feel super awkward. We have to get better at understanding people, how they grew up, what their needs are, and how the Christian faith already does speak to those needs and give them an unending hope.

“How you think is how you live,” said the relaxed traveler.

“How you think is how you live,” said the relaxed traveler.

  Do you want to be a spontaneous traveler?  Do you want to be an influential leader?  How about having a clear mind in the face of conflict?   How you think is how you live. During my nursing schooling many years ago, I was continually advised to go with my gut. Whether it be answering test questions or responding to a form of conflict at the hospital. I would inevitably answer wrongly on the test or transition to the…

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Japanese Apprenticeship

Japanese Apprenticeship

Japanese Apprenticeship In Japan, the Do (pronounced ‘dough’) spirit exhibits distinct Japanese cultural values as well as their unique way of learning. Originating from a combination of thought from Ancient Chinese Taoism as well as Zen Buddhism, Do literally means “the way” or way to be followed. The Do spirit follows a distinct pattern as follows: 1) A formal rule-bound pattern to be followed. 2) A constant repetition of the pattern. 3) Mastering the pattern through different levels. 4) Perfecting…

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