Life and Death in Christ

Children are dressed in Easter colors. They are so cute, especially the four brothers ages from about three to seven. They are dressed up in white suits with matching shirts and ties. My delightful eyes follow them as they walk behind their parents looking for the seats. I doubt that they will have any success….

Hello. Goodbye.

It snowed over night. I can see the white field against the backdrop of the black dawn. Birds chirping. Pick-up trucks heading out somewhere making ways on the snow filled streets. Quiet silence. No one on the street. Everything tells me that I am far from my current ‘home town’ located in the outskirt of…

In Jesus, Always at Home

  Did you know that sadness is addictive? Your body remembers the ache, and the sensations that the deeply seated emotion arouses. It tries to recreate the experience even though you have no particular reason to be sad. So again, I sat in the quiet chapel unable to define my feelings because… I was not…

My Heart is Glad

  My heart is glad and my soul rejoices, my body, too, abides in confidence; because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world, nor will you allow your faithful to undergo corruption. (PS. 15,9-10)     No you wouldn’t leave my soul in the nether world. You have gone there before me…

Triumph is the Spirit

* * * Triumph is the Spirit of Christianity. To conquer is our agenda, To overcome is our means. Get into the Spirit of the Victory. Fight for the true King who sits on the throne in heaven. Join all the heavenly armies for the goodness of humanity. Rise up and find glory being restored…

Let’s Go Home

* * * It is a grey and misty day at 2 pm in the afternoon. I am walking back home, taking a short cut across the mall parking lot. It’s misty and drizzling, the mizzle. I heard that word ‘mizzle’ for the first time in Seattle where I spent the peak of my last…

The Smell of Peace

* * * My 5 year old niece climbs up to the bed I was lying on and lands flat on top of my chest. She has her head directly on my chest and inhales deeply. She says, “You smell nice!” “I do? What do I smell like?” “You smell like imo(means ‘antie’, in Korean)!”…

Things Are Gonna Get Easier

What if Van Gogh had some people during his life time that believed in his works? What if Van Gogh had a constant companion who possessed inner strength that Gogh himself clearly lacked? Would he have ended his life the way he did? Did madness rule his life? And why are we(or I, at least)…

Be Free

  My friend, did you lose hope? Do you feel that nothing good can ever come out of your life, do you feel that you have arrived at a dead-end after all those years of toiling, persevering, suffering, and enduring? You are at a dead-end because there is only one way to go from here….

Life in the Unfolding Grace

A Christian radio program I listen to sometimes has this game where the listeners call to brag about their children named after the people in the bible. They pick different names every day; Luke, John, Joseph, Mary, Jacob, etc. The choices are endless, though it is mostly boy’s names. The name chosen on this particular…

Betrothal Ring

It’s snowing all day trapping everyone inside. I can only stay indoor for so long so I braved the snow for a walk. When the weather is nasty, go to the playground. Your privacy is guaranteed. If it is raining outside, snow storm is sweeping through the town, or below 30 ┬ádegrees, I can easily…

The Quiet Writing Life

* * * You need to assess the potential of your idea when you start a new business. It can save you from financial ruin by giving you an objective perspective. You must do this before you follow through any business plans, or any careers for that matter because once you are in, you are…