"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Monday, October 31, 2011

100 Verse Challenge - Week 8

     I'm still hanging in there with you, Diana! Read Diana's full post about this week's two verses at dianalovestowrite.blogspot.com.

Verse 1: 
For the Word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as to divide soul, spirit, joints and marrow; it is a judge of the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12
Verse 2: 
Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.
Hebrews 4:16

Saturday, October 29, 2011

See NE Japan coming back to life!


These are comprehensive photos of the restoration of NE Japan. Town by town, three photos show the area at the time of or right after the tsunami (March), three months later (June) and 6 months afterward (September). Not only have they been cleared of mountains of wreckage and debris but grass is growing again!

The Japanese are an amazing people. They certainly set the bar for initiative and industry in recovering from a disaster!

Areas pictured:
Wakabayashi and Sendai Airport in Sendai,

*Kesennuma, Natori, *Ishinomaki, Iwanuma, Higashimatsushima, and Matsukawaura in Miyagi prefecture,

Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture, and

*Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture.

Note: Details and photos of recovery efforts in areas starred were featured in periodic updates on this blog.

From http://www.facebook.com/HisGraceIsForUs

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