The Rainbow of Flowers in Biei and Furano, Japan

The Rainbow of Flowers in Biei and Furano,Japan
by Michael Lai

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Both Biei and Furano are located in Hokkaido, Japan. For the love of flowers, we flew thousands of kilometers to  Sapporo in Hokkaido and, from there, we rented a car equipped with GPS and set out to pursue our flowers and trees.   We drove hundreds of kilometers to Biei and Furano. One thing we particularly looked forward to was viewing of the lavender fields.

Biei (美瑛町) is famous for its views of wide fields and hills. The bright colours of its fields attract thousands of visitors in the summer. Furano (富良野市), a city in the southern reaches of Kamikawa Subprecture, is well-known as a tourism destination famous for its lavender fields.

Our visit to Biei and Furano was bascially an unstructured tour, we just drove to where we would like to go, depending on where our hearts led us. We first stopped by the lavender fields.

Driving further afield, what caught our eyes  were rows and rows of carefully planted flowers in multi-colors arranged  like a beautiful rainbow.

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If I could Paint the Sun

If I Could Paint The Sun
by Opinionated Man

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Dear You,

“She says she wants to shine a light into the darkness,” but thinks a blog will not accomplish the deed. Does she not realize that with every eye that looks upon her words, a heart might possibly be softened? A mind might be altered slightly? The power to share, to care, and to allow ourselves to affect others… “affect” because we are indeed changing them. It is a scary thought for some and this is not some super power we speak of. It is the power to care and that is a very human quality. That is a character trait that should never be overlooked and instead should be embraced.

A borderless world is social media. This land that we stand in now, these people of all colors and no color at all, their personalities created on fonts called Calibri and Times New Roman. And yet we know…

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Godinterest ‘Knowing God and Making Him Known’

Godinterest ‘Knowing God and Making Him Known’
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Godinterest Blog

Godinterest.com exists to Make God Known.  Making God known is part of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20). God wants you to discover Him, perceive Him, see Him, and experience Him through a relationship with Him. He wants you to know that you can trust Him as God’s character is love, kindness, mercy and faithfulness.

As we ask God to lead us, we find that He gives us all kinds of creative ways to live out His loving purpose for the world.

We invite you to ask God to show you how you can play a part in Making God Known on Godinterest.

Let’s do it in being and living, in speaking and writing, in proclamation and dialogue, in preaching and teaching, in argumentation and invitation.  We hope you will enjoy the touching stories of people Making God Known on Godinterest.com

…Scottsdale Master’s Commission is a discipleship program that is committed to the…

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