Eugene Cho

it’s not just a unicorn. it’s a movement.

Any unicorn lovers amongst my blog readers?

Several weeks ago, we launched our holiday campaign called One Less Gift. It’s a simple invitation – that in lieu of some of the random (or mindful) gifts we give to our friends and family- to instead, make a donation in their name and send them one of our comical e-cards and make a donation in their name.

One of the e-cards pokes fun at the unicorn.

I had no idea how popular the unicorns were in our larger pop culture. Advocates, unicorn lovers, groupies, and believers of the unicorn came out of nowhere to defend the magic of the unicorn.

Want evidence?

Unicorn advocates on Twitter:

A real unicorn coffee cup.

I also received this unicorn coffee mug as a gift (with clean water in it). The amazing thing: She actually owned and used it regularly. It’s a beauty and now become my daily coffee mug.

And how about this beauty?

My friends over at MiiR Bottles made this exclusive Unicorn 800ml water bottle. It’s a one of a kind collector’s item and I’m hoping some Unicorn Lover that’s reading this blog might be willing to pay $500 for it.

Isn’t it beautiful? Any takers?

Truly amazing.

It’s not just a unicorn. It’s a movement.

Okay, that’s another shot at the “It’s not just a tree. It’s a movement” nonsense. But seriously, if you’re looking to send someone a fun and meaningful gift during the last few hours before Christmas, consider sending them an E-Card that fights poverty. Here’s how it works:

  • Visit the site and pick one of the One Less Gift e-cards
  • You choose an amount you want to donate in someone’s name.
  • Insert their name, email and send them an e-card.

100% of your donation (minus credit card fees) go to empower those living in extreme poverty.

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4 Responses

  1. Ben@TIC says:

    Gave this to all the volunteers in our youth group. First time I’ve given a gift like this, and it was a big hit! God bless.

  2. Ann says:

    That unicorn on that water bottle is mesmerizing.

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Eugene Cho. Eugene Cho said: Too funny. "It's not just a unicorn. It's a movement." – http://bit.ly/ikvzIm […]

  4. gar says:

    Wow… the internetz truly does have a space for EVERYBODY!

    I’ll be watching my back the next time I decide to crack a joke about the one-horned beasties…

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"He Makes All Things New." In other words, Christ is our eternal hope. I'm sitting in my swinging bench on the comforts of my front porch after an exhilarating and exhausting day at church. It never gets tiring, stale, or old to preach and proclaim the good news of the Gospel - not just on Resurrection Sunday but every week as we gather as the body of Christ.

But it was this picture of Coptic Christians in Egypt pouring into churches on Easter Sunday that deeply moved my heart...just a week after two churches were bombed by ISIS terrorists taking 45 lives and injuring hundreds.

Even in the face of persecution and suffering, I'm so grateful for the witness of these sisters and brothers in Christ. May they be comforted and strengthened...and wherever you are reading this post, stay encouraged. Be faithful and steadfast. Don't give up. May we keep running the race set before us as we fix our eyes on Christ.

It's not just there. It's all over the world...God is still at work. The Holy Spirit is still moving. God is not yet done. There's only one explanation: 
Christ has risen! He has risen, indeed! Jesus is alive! Hallelujah! #OneChurch Remember, there is no Resurrection without the Crucifixion; No Easter Sunday without Passion Friday; No empty tomb without the Cross.

So, before we move too swiftly to the celebration of the risen Christ, may we sit at the foot of the Cross...and consider the depths of His sacrifice and love. "Oh, what love is this..." Just when we think we get what it means to follow Him, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples including...the one He knew would betray Him,

and the one that would deny him,

and the others that would abandon Him in His greatest need.

What amazing love.
What amazing grace. Oh. What. Amazing. Grace. M(inhee) + E(ugene). Not taking anything for granted. 20 years = 7300 days = 175,200 hours. A flourishing  marriage doesn't just happen. The idea that two Christians who choose to get married will produce a Christ honoring marriage is a gigantic myth. Its also extremely dangerous. The truth is that it takes so much intentionality and work. Intimacy definitely includes physical touch but is not only about physical touch. We have to pray, read, listen, learn, mutually submit, confess, forgive, repent, laugh, dream, rest, play, and the list goes on.

In other words, we have to keep Christ at the center because it's inevitable, there's a lot of messing up. So much messing up. It's both beautiful and painful and without grace, it's impossible.

Grateful. Thank you, Jesus, for your grace. And thank you, Minhee...

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