Thursday, April 3, 2008 • 1:49 am
One of our church members, CW, had some persistent headaches several months ago and went in see his doctor for what he thought would be a routine check-up. This is what I shared in an earlier entry [near the end of October 07]:
CW is only in his 30s and a wonderful guy. In the past couple weeks, CW was experiencing some discomfort, dizziness, headaches, and general illness. I actually remember chatting with his wife about it couple Sundays ago – it wasn’t that big of a deal. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: family, health
Monday, March 31, 2008 • 10:16 am
During the Q/A at the workshop I co-led last week in Los Angeles, someone asked me what my Myers-Briggs personality type was and honestly, I don’t remember. I do have to admit that I’m not a real big fan of these tests but I do know of folks that place much weight on them – particularly the Myers-Briggs.
Several years ago, I did take the test for an official assessment and have it on file somewhere but it’ll take me some time to find it.
Anyone want to take a guess about my MB type? What are you? What do you think about the MB? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: health, myers-briggs
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 • 9:52 pm
“Umm, I’ll take a tall double shot non-fat hazelnut latte with a kidney, please.”
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Filed under: health, barista, seattle, starbucks
Thursday, December 6, 2007 • 1:55 am
This is the third and final part of a short series entitled, Fight Poverty. If interested, you can read Part I [An Introduction] and Part II [A Broken World]. We want to do our part so Minhee and I have decided to give up our annual salary next year to join the fight against global poverty.
Global poverty is a very painful and complex situation. But, it can also be seen in a simple angle:
- There are people and countries around the world that are suffering, dying, and in grave need.
- There are people and countries with abundant resources that can benefit the “have nots” around the world.
- The solution is simple: Redistribute resources from us to them [since we are part of the same global community] and in that process, help create sustainability and build up/equip local leaders…
I know it’s too simplistic but we must see ourselves as part of the solution. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the material goods that most of us have access to but we can easily cross the line into gluttony and overconsumption. My family and I have everything that we can possibly need but there are times I still struggle with wanting more. When is enough enough? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: family, health, religion, compassion, global poverty
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 • 2:19 am
This is part II of a short series entitled, Fight Poverty. Here’s Part I – An Introduction and Part III – A Vision for Compassion and Redistribution.
The statistics you will read below paint a picture of a broken world. A very broken world. And you and I are a part of it. Every time I examine these figures, I sometimes just see numbers and forget that these are about people – like you and me, my children, your children, etc. And more often than not, I am simply overwhelmed because I don’t quite know what to do. While we may not be able to completely “fix” all of the world’s problems, we need to still do our part to be the solution…
This is not just a Christian issue. It is a humanity issue. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: health
Monday, December 3, 2007 • 2:41 am
I’m writing a short series entitled, Fight Poverty, this week. Here’s Part II: A Broken World and Part III: A Vision for Compassion and Redistribution.
These past couple years and especially recent months, my wife, Minhee and I have been challenged and convicted to do our part to stand against the injustices of poverty around the world. As I share this short series, we’ll reveal a small glimpse of our conviction and the vision that we have to work with fellow humans to eradicate extreme poverty around the world. We aspire to do a beta-launch of the non-profit in Spring 2008 and utilize our sabbatical during Summer 2008 to engage more deeply in this vision.
It’s a crazy vision and idea. Crazy enough that couple of the folks that I’ve shared this vision to expressed temptation to let go of everything in order to join in. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: health
Monday, November 19, 2007 • 1:45 am
I’ve been wrestling with my weight this past year. Most folks may not have noticed but it’s been a growing concern and conversation. That concern has been compounded by numerous people I’ve met recently that knew me 5+ years ago when I weighed around 135 lbs. They’ve been looking at me a little funny…
This past year, I suddenly put over 20 lbs. Last week, I weighed in at 162 lbs. Why? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: health
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 • 2:48 am
Couple weeks ago, I posted a request for prayer for one of my congregants named Craig. I recall dropping by his home to pray for him and his wife, Betty, the day before the surgery. It was supposed to be a “routine” surgery to remove a “benign tumor” in his brain. Unfortunately, the situation turned for the worse… While they were successfully able to remove three golf size worth of tumor in his brain, the tumor was found to be Grade IV cancerous. Needless to say, it was shocking news.
As Craig/Betty’s friend and pastor, I’ve been praying for the protection of their souls Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: health, prayer, religion