Child of God. / 神様の子供。// Born and raised in Tokyo. / 生まれも育ちも東京。// I love learning things, soaking in nature, and seeing God's Kingdom busting out into the world. / 勉強すること、自然の中に浸かること、それと神様の御国が爆発的に世界で広がっていくことを見るのが好き。
It has been nearly a month since I came back from Kōzu-shima. Still, a day doesn’t go by in which I don’t think back to my two weeks there. The time I spent on the island was like a rich spiritual feast. And the thing about feasts is that they require some digesting. That is my excuse for why this post has been so long delayed: I have needed the time to think. My time on Kōzu-shima resulted in 80 pages of notes and I have been processing these notes since coming back, trying to distill the essence of what I learned on my pilgrimage. Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Kōzu-shima: Part Two”→
On April 22nd, I left for a two-week journey to get away from distractions and to spend some time alone with God. As the destination for my adventure, I had chosen Kōzu-shima: a small, volcanic island 170 km (106 miles) south of Tokyo, in the Pacific Ocean.
I’d been in a bit of a spiritual funk recently, so yesterday, I decided to go for a hike to spend time in God’s beautiful creation, listening to whatever He had to say.
I came upon this dried-up mountain stream. Leastways, it looked dried-up—none of the stones on the stream bed were wet. But I could still hear the unmistakeable murmur of running water coming up from somewhere under the surface. And I felt the Holy Spirit saying to me: “I am flowing in and through you. Even when you can’t see it.”
Here is the post I promised I would write on what I learned in my DTS lecture phase!
As you can tell by taking a look at the scroll bar, this is a bit of a long one. (My counter says I’ve got 3523 words!) So, for your navigating-ease, I have provided a table of contents below. You can click on the links in the table to jump to the different parts of the Continue reading “What I Learned in My DTS Lectures”→