New Creation
in need of soul healing

Using a film camera, Osaka-based photographer Hideaki Hamada documents the lives of his two sons as they grow older, capturing everyday scenes that embody the joy of living with a sibling. With the eye of an artist and the tenderness of a parent, Hamada immortalizes the happy childhood of Haru (8) and Mina (6) in candid portraits that all share the same soft colors, gentle light, and careful composition.




In general…there’s no point in writing hopeless novels. We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.
Anne Lamott (via writingquotes)
^ me today as I walked up to take communion 
It was Joe’s last Sunday at Bethany, and it was a beautiful service indeed.

^ me today as I walked up to take communion 

It was Joe’s last Sunday at Bethany, and it was a beautiful service indeed.

Tokyo - summer 2013


I took a few steps today!

I felt like a baby. 

An awesome baby.

Thank you, God! 

이 장면 진짜… 

투 굿.

기대하는것도, 그 익숙한 구두 걷는 소리, 조금식 보이는 양복 - 캬 ㅠㅜ

주군의 태양 NG ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

ㅠㅜ 넘 좋았엉


Master’s Sun behind the scenes

I can stand!


To be honest, I’m worried about my knee and ankle still. I’m supposed to have my long-awaited appointment on Wednesday, but the medical records haven’t arrived in the mail yet. Here’s hoping they do by then or if not, that the office will find a way to squeeze me in before the end of the week. Who knew orthopedics were so busy/popular?

Once I have my appointment, I can restart physical therapy (it’s been a month), and I’ll know how much I can do when I go back to Chicago in August and if Asia trip is feasible this fall. I wonder if the amount of physical therapy I can have before then will be enough? What if I leave to go to these places and my knee or ankle never heal as they should? According to the doctor at the hospital, this is around the time that my leg should have healed. Have I been doing something wrong?

Occasionally people scare me with saying things like after you injure this or that, it’s never the same.  

I hope that nothing goes wrong at the fault of administrative issues/delay, that would feel so horrible… the idea that someone neglecting to tell us one thing might be enough to make a permanent impact… T_T

Please pray for healing and against human error? Please pray that I would be at peace with what God has for me.

I’m so much better than I was weeks/months ago, and yet it always feels like there’s something to lose. Why? Am I shortsighted? Unable to take in God’s grace? I’m alive. I’m alive. I’m alive.

Earlier this year, before the accident, I felt like God was telling me to learn to stand tall without my crutches. I feel like I’ve come to see and understand what those crutches are.. at least somewhat, but how do I stand tall now? 

…you should wait until the book is finished before making a judgment on its content. By the time you have gone through twenty drafts, the characters may have developed lives of their own, completely separate from the people you based them on in the beginning. And even if someone, at some time, gets upset with your words – so what? Live your life, sing your song. Anyone who loves you will want you to have that.
Walter Mosley (via writingquotes)
My nights are for overthinking, my mornings are for oversleeping.
(via humanseoul)


i scrolled past this and then i went back up and played it and the sound was off for whatever reason but i listened to it and i’m really glad i did