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A story of wrestling with the beast of depression in Japan

TJAB: To Japan and Back. Or maybe...Things Just Annoying Bob. Or maybe... Tibet Joyously Attacking Bhutan. I think I'll stick with To Japan and Back.I served as a missionary to Japan from spring 2008 to fall 2009. During that time, I encountered depression, loneliness, and a questioning of what in the world I was doing. I also had some really funny happenings, experienced a lot about Japanese culture, and learned some big life lessons.

And I just published a book telling the story of all this. It’s called To Japan and Back, and you can check it out here:


Please take a glance at it. It’s quite an entertaining read, and it’s also quite an encouraging read, especially if you’re going through a rough season in your life.

Because honestly, when things are tough, I don’t need a story telling all of someone’s glorious accomplishments. I need a story of someone walking with me through a tough time.

If you want, check out some sample chapters here:

Check it out on Amazon. Thanks and bye.


By |2017-11-06T23:21:09-08:00November 6th, 2017|Japan, Missions|Comments Off on A story of wrestling with the beast of depression in Japan

YouTube devotionals


My wife and I are having some fun starting a little YouTube devotional channel. Check out the first one…

Also, this is what our living room looks like.

Hope you enjoy!

By |2017-10-11T01:33:58-07:00October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on YouTube devotionals

Hey look, a good epic fantasy novel!

So, recently was sorting through my list of eBooks that I’ve gathered over the years and decided to give A Cast of Stones a try. It’s epic fantasy, so right up my alley. Author: Patrick W. Carr.

For this review, I’m going to call out very minor spoilers.


Patrick Carr is a good writer. His prose was good. His characters make important decisions. They go through transformation. They are unique.


By |2017-10-06T04:49:49-07:00March 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hey look, a good epic fantasy novel!
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