Welcome to fallingmana–either fate or random chance has brought you here. My pursuit is to contribute my story and journey into the depths of Jesus Christ my Lord. I would like to share with you life and how to live it more abundantly.
I was born in 1988. I am what people call a Hafu. Half Japanese and half American. When my parents got married in Japan, they were on local TV stations and newspapers in the community my mother lived in Japan since it was the first interracial marriage ever…in 1985.
My father was raised in the church, and my mother was raised in Japan. Japan has less than 1% Christians., where Buddhism/Shintoism has been the primary religion for hundreds of years. My mother came to Christ in the late 80’s and thus for me, I was raised in a God loving household. Growing up, I thought this was normal. That everyone around me believed in God, and if they didn’t then someday they would. Our family attended church on a weekly basis, along with summer vacation bible schools, Christian sports camps, youth groups, etc.
I was brainwashed. I never came to a true understanding of Christ on my own because I was raised in it. It was easy. It was simple. It was what everyone around me was doing. I won’t go into detail, but in my late teens, I pretty much did whatever I wanted and just went to church on Sunday’s with my parents because I wasn’t given a choice.
I went through a period of reconciliation with my faith when I was 20 which was the starting point of my journey to meet my wife. My understanding of God today is totally different from my understanding of him as a child/adolescent. This little slice of the internet will be a place to share with my readers what I have come to learn.
I hope you, yes you, can also gain new insight of our Father in Heaven and through the breakdown of various stories in the Bible, I am able to offer a fresh new breath of His life to you.
God provided the Israelite’s manna from Heaven during their exodus from Egypt. It was a free gift from Him to His people. What I have learned in my short life is that God continues to provide resource to his people. To me. To you. Freely.
There is always falling manna–we just need to recognize it.
(Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Photo Credit-Me. Proverbs 25:2- It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.)