:: hope for Japan ::

Memories of lovely images and experiences keep surfacing as we remember the beauty of Japan and pray it will soon be restored.

We feel the same feelings our friend Nancy Crookston expressed in an email to me today, "My heart hurts for Japan. I feel such a kinship with that country as I am sure you do also, and I just can't believe the news." (Nancy is an award-winning oil painter and was honored to be a special guest artist and teacher at an exclusive gallery in Osaka, Japan.)

Scott's wonderful photographs of our time in Tokyo on the days before and after the earthquake are our tribute to the charm of Japan and its people. Tonight our special hope and prayer is for things to get better and not worse.
And, of course, we pray for a special blessing on Gary and all those working with him.