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LifeLines #7

Feeling depressed, anxious or stressed?  LifeLines offers biblical wisdom as a source of HOPE for today and tomorrow.  Do not worry about your life...But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be g...
by EphesiansFour12 on Jun 26, 2016

LifeLines #6

Feeling depressed, anxious or stressed?  LifeLines offers biblical wisdom as a source of HOPE for today and tomorrow.   Jesus took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.  "My...
by EphesiansFour12 on May 5, 2016

LifeLines #4

Feeling depressed, anxious or stressed?  LifeLines offers biblical wisdom as a source of HOPE for today and tomorrow.   Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your r...
by EphesiansFour12 on Sep 23, 2014

LifeLines #3

Feeling depressed, anxious or stressed?  LifeLines offers biblical wisdom as a source of HOPE for today and tomorrow.   Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, wha...
by EphesiansFour12 on Aug 27, 2014

LifeLines #2

Feeling depressed, anxious or stressed?  LifeLines offers biblical wisdom as a source of HOPE for today and tomorrow.   Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my hea...
by EphesiansFour12 on Aug 20, 2014

LifeLines #1

Feeling depressed, anxious or stressed?  LifeLines offers biblical wisdom as a source of HOPE for today and tomorrow.   I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord...
by EphesiansFour12 on Aug 20, 2014

Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC-7) Mahacrorepati new season to have Rs 7 crore prize money

Crorepati to Mahacrorepati This Friday, Amitabh Bachchan will be infront of you with the New Season of Kaun Banega Crorepati-KBC Season 7. The central theme of the seventh season is “Seekhna Bandh Toh Jeetna Bandh”. The show goes on air from Sept...
by me4fun (Entertaining Blog) on Aug 31, 2013

What You Should Know When Signing Up for Softbank

If you have, or have had, a contract with Softbank (one of the main mobile carriers in Japan), you may have experienced Softbank's seemingly differing policies. (This may be the case at the other carriers as well, although I've heard less about them...

HOW TO: Become an Organ Donor in Japan

You might remember the recent series of Lifelines columns I did on blood donation in Japan, and in response someone asked if organ donors needed to meet the same requirements. The answer to that question is in this week's column along with informatio...

HOW TO: Get a Self-Sponsored Visa to Work in Japan

This topic is something I was personally curious about before I actually looked into it for the latest Lifelines column. And though it seems like a bit of work, especially if you don't have contracts of some kind with some steady part-time employers,...

Pension Enrollment and Lump Sum Payment Questions

When it comes to the pension system in Japan, did you know that either your employer enrolls you (Employees Pension), or you need to do it yourself? In last week's Lifelines Steve asked whether enrollment automatically happens 36 months after you arr...

Can you keep your visa if you leave your job? Answer in latest Lifelines

If you've ever wondered whether you can keep your visa if you quit or lose your job, the answer isn't necessarily black and white. I've heard some people say that the visa is yours to keep, but that isn't always true, although it can be for some peop...

Volunteering in Japan: Children's Homes and Opportunities for Non-Japanese Speakers

Have you ever thought about getting involved and making a difference somehow? Working for a cause? Or just helping people (or animals)? And now you're in Japan, perhaps wondering what your options are. There are, of course, many, many non-profit org...

Japan Import Tax: The Basics

If you live in Japan, it's probably likely you've ordered something from overseas at some point in time, whether it's clothes, shoes, or dry goods, among other things. If you've ordered anything expensive, or made from leather, then you've probably,...

Alcoholism in Japan: Information and Support [Lifelines]

Living in a foreign country isn't always easy. For some people it's downright stressful on a regular basis. Others might feel depressed or constantly anxious. And in many cases, problems or issues you faced in your home country might surface to a gre...


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