Author: tom

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Nikon LS-2000 Film Scanner and OSX

I came across an old Nikon film scanner at a junk store in Tokyo. Since it was only $3 I picked it up and brought it home. But once I got it home I...

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Sakura, and Osaka.

This past week I went to Osaka to meet my girlfriend’s fiancee’s parents. It was in the middle of the Sakura season and the sights were beautiful. I was able to see Kyoto, Osaka-castle, and...

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Water Turned to Blood – Exodus 7:14-25

So far in Exodus Moses has returned to Egypt and has been calling Pharaoh to let God’s people go.  Chapter 7 starts with a reference to Pharaoh’s heart. The Lord says “Pharaoh’s heart is...

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Proof of Concept: PK lens to FD body adapter

I have been searching for a way to adapt a Pentax K Mount lens to Canon FD body. I wanted to be able to use the lenses with my trusty Canon EF (Electronic F)...

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Dead to the Law

I am dead to the law in four different ways — (a) in justification, it cannot condemn me for here is Jesus. Here is his precious word of the gospel. Here is his spirit...

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Ome River

I went down to the Ome River near the Church. I tried an old camera I bought from eBay. It is a Chinon CE-3 Memotron. It is a beautiful camera that uses the old...

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Sanctification

The whole sanctification to the end consists therefore of two parts. 1. Daily repentance, and 2. Daily practice of faith. In faith we produce virtue and love — 2 Pet. i. 5. The Holy...

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Another Translation of Hollaz’ Order of Grace.

I am reading through another translation of David Hollaz’ ‘The Order of Evangelical Grace’ which I found entitled ‘Evangelic Order of Grace.’ This translation seems to be from the original German as opposed to...

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Making A Decision

How do we make decisions in our life? With prayer, faith and wisdom… Recently I have had to make some important decisions in my life. It was a crossroads. I knew that in either...

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November Snow Day

Now that spring is on its way in Japan I was reminded of last November.  We had a very rare event; a snow day in November. It allowed for some photos which can not...