Iron Sharpening Iron

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

My family just came back from spending some time with Dr. Steve Lee’s family. I realized that whenever the kids outnumber the parents, we have to play zone defense. We were constantly making sure that we did not leave anyone behind, but it was fun having all 8 kids play together.

After putting the kids down to sleep, Dr. Steve and I had some opportunities to talk. We talked about everything from missions strategies, eschatology, the Kingdom of God, personal stuff and other interesting topics. It is in these talks that I am always challenged to think outside of the box. It is what the writer of Proverbs says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Pr 27:17).

I have noticed that God uses people to stretch our thinking and even confirm some of the convictions in our hearts that have been brewing. I am thankful for friends and relationships with people that are constantly sharpening me. There is always a purpose in the honing process.

NU Church Plant Update – 6.25.06

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

This past Sunday I had to stay in AA because I was hosting Dr. Steve Lee and his family. But Pastor Andrew and a handful of people went down to Chicago to still meet and study God’s Word.

Here is an update from Pastor Andrew:

A group of eleven of us gathered together on Sunday, June 25 to “do church” together again: we ate dinner, worshipped, studied the Bible together, and prayed…all outside on the south lawn of the Norris University Center. Being outside on campus really reminded us that the church should be “without walls” and in direct contact with the world around us. The topic of our discussion was Acts 6:1-8:1. We focused on the choosing of the seven and the seizure of Stephen, talking about how this sort of church life could look in our day and age. Here are a few points:

The ministry of the church did not solely rest on the apostles. Rather, when the need arose, others were activated for service. Too often the church today depends on only “professional ministers” but we can see here the beauty and power of “lay people” making themselves available to meet the needs of others around them. The spread of the Word of God and the conversion of even more people (6:7) was a direct result of everyone in the church doing their part. When everyone in the church is moving and working in the same direction, more will put their faith in Christ!

The church was growing into the outlying community and gaining a more diverse flavor. It is easy to forget that the early Christians had to learn as they went along. When the more Greek Jewish believers complained that their widows were not getting food, the church responded wisely by choosing leaders from among them (non-Hebraic Jews) to take charge of distributing food. But they weren’t “token” representatives either- the people chosen for this were “full of faith and of the Holy Spirit” (6:5). They were fully qualified and had the character training that would maintain the integrity of the church.

Stephen was exemplary of Christ-like commitment that characterized the ethos of the early church. It is important that Stephen was the first martyr recorded in the book of Acts- not an apostle, but a regular member of the church who loved Jesus enough to give his own life to the cause. It is no wonder why the early church changed the world, if its members were as committed as Stephen to following Christ to death. This is the spirit we need to recapture in the church today: people who are radically sold out for Jesus and building his Kingdom, whether they be pastors, health care professionals, businesspeople, educators, engineers, mothers/fathers, husbands/wives, college students, graduate students…

We closed out by walking closer to the lake in view of the campus of Northwestern and of the skyline of the city of Chicago. With both in our sights, we asked the Lord to make us into this sort of church. We also prayed for the other churches and ministries in the area and for the new school year coming in September. It is exciting to “do church” here!

Lessons Learned from Disney World

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

Our family had the privilege of going away on a mini-vacation for about six days with two other pastors’ families. Through some helpful connections, we were able to spend time together in Disney World. We just got back today. In spite of the 90+ weather and all the walking, it was such a treat for the parents to see the children so happy.

It was quite a trip – 4 days, 4 theme parks. I was all Disney-ed out! But as we were going through the various theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, and Universal Studios), I could not help but to ask some questions to the Church. In essence, I could not help but to ask these questions to myself:

Here are the 10 questions:

1) Why does Disney do things with excellence more so than the Church?
(Disney does it for profits but shouldn’t we do it for bringing more honor and glory to the King of Kings?)

2) Why is Disney more creative and innovative than the Church?
(If God is our “Creator,” then shouldn’t His creatures be “creating” things that reflect His “creativity”?)

3) Why is Disney more passionate about what they do than the Church? (Doesn’t the Church have something to be more passionate about? We cannot let fairy tale characters beat us out in passion.)

4) Why is Disney more service oriented than the Church? (If the Church served one another and the community like Disney, there will be transformation!)

5) Why does Disney know how to inspire people more than the Church? (I don’t know how many of the shows that we saw left me almost awe-struck. It left me wanting to do something great. But shouldn’t the Church, with the greatest message of hope, be the most inspirational voice?)

6) Why is Disney more concerned about people than the Church? (If we were more others-centered, we would be able to help other people’s God-given dreams come true.)

7) Why does Disney produce people with better attitudes than the Church? (Attitude is always contagious and Disney infected a lot of people. Maybe that is why people are drawn to Disney World year after year, while people are repelled by the Church.)

8) Why is Disney better at creating an unforgettable experience than the Church? (The sad fact is that we sometimes have only one opportunity to share the beauty of Christ. If we knew that this coming Sunday was the only Sunday our friend would ever attend, I am wondering if we would do things differently.)

9) Why does Disney know how to portray “good vs. evil” better than the Church? (I am wondering if Mickey knows the Gospel message better than the Christians in the Church.)

10) Why does Disney claim that it is the “Happiest Celebration on the Earth” more than the Church? (Of course, in heaven we will have the greatest celebration but why do we allow Disney to have a claim on the “happiest celebration on the earth?” Shouldn’t we be filled with joy and celebration because we have been rescued from sin and death? Saying it is one thing but really living it out is a completely different matter.)

As I was asking these questions, I thought about how much Disney World believes in its mission and purpose. It challenged me to think about the Church of Jesus Christ. We need to raise up more people who are passionate about God’s glory and fame. We need to raise up more people who are convicted and challenged to beat out an oversized mouse in living out a purposeful life with passion.

NU Church Plant Update – 6.18.06

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

We planned to have our meeting in one of the hotel conference rooms, but due to all the graduation ceremony activities going on, all the rooms were booked. Therefore, we ended up at a nearby church in Winnetka. After sharing in a meal, we studied Acts 4:23-5:16. We broke up into groups of 3s and examined the passage together. I reminded the people to look for some common threads that we have observed so far all throughout the book of Acts (i.e. prayer, “together,” biblical community, God’s power being demonstrated through signs and wonder, people being filled with awe and wonder, people being added to their number, etc).

There were 3 things we focused on:

1) The prayer that was unimaginable.
When Peter and John were released from prison, the first thing the believers did was to “raise their voices to God in prayer” (I am wondering if it was a loud unified prayer). One thing you will note about their prayer is that they did not pray for protection, safety or for the judgment upon the people who were against them. They prayed that God would give them the courage to speak God’s Word more boldly. They also prayed that more signs and wonders would be performed. Wow! What a contrast to the type of prayers we are familiar with and the ones that we hear from a “self-centered” Christianity that pervades America. When we pray, it is almost always about comfort, prosperity, and promoting our agenda. What would happen if Christians began to lift up prayers that were more focused on the Kingdom rather than personal preferences? All we know is that “the place where they were meeting was shaken” and “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 4:31). This is the kind of prayer that we want to hear in this new church plant.

2) The purpose that was unquestionable. In v. 32 we see that “all the believers were one in heart and mind.” We get another glimpse of what we saw in Ac 2:42-47. It was the biblical community that God used powerfully to demonstrate His grace and love. In Php 2:1-4, the Apostle Paul said, “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This is exactly what the early church did whenever they gathered together. In fact, in this passage we notice that there were “no needy persons among them” and that “much grace was upon them all.” But in the midst of all the blessings, we see the infamous story of Ananias and Sapphira. As Php 2 reminds us about doing nothing out of selfish ambition, we see how hypocrisy that is driven by self-interest and self-preservation derails unity (all forms of hypocrisy are focused on the self). When we overcome our self-centeredness and keep the common purpose of testifying to the resurrection of Christ as our focus, we will be able to come together in unity. Isn’t it amazing that only the purpose of building God’s Kingdom can bring a rag-tag team of people together for new church plant in Chicago? May we never lose the purpose of why we are planting this new church… it is this purpose that will carry us.

3) The power that was unstoppable. Even though the early Church was facing opposition, they kept on seeing the manifested power of God. Maybe it was because the community was being purified of hypocrisy. But whatever the reason, we see God working in their midst. I like the word, “nevertheless” in Acts 5:14. The ghetto translation – “it don’t matter!” Since, God was working so powerfully it really didn’t matter what was going on. Luke said, “More and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number” (5:14). As the apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders, people were coming to know the Lord. This is something that we are longing to see in our generation. When was the last time that we saw miraculous healings and deliverances? When was the last time that we saw God’s power demonstrated in our church gatherings? The Church is supposed to be an unstoppable force because of God’s Spirit that is living inside of us. Too often, the Church has been powerless and ineffective. If we can see the unleashing of God’s power once again in the Church, I believe many people will be brought into the Kingdom of God.

After our study, we spent some time in prayer. It was one of the better times of prayer. We worshipped in some songs and we spontaneously began to pray. Spirit led prayers are usually the ones that flow effortlessly off our lips. God was truly moving in our midst. Please continue to pray for us.

NOTE: I am going to put a special link on this blog to update people about the Northwestern University church plant. There have been many people inquiring about more information regarding the church plant. Therefore, I am going to consolidate things and put up a special link for pertinent information.

The Center of It All

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

Another birthday came and went. With my scattered brain tendencies, whenever someone asks me when my birthday is I always tell them, “How good are you at math?” They are always thrown off because of my question. But eventually I take them through these steps:

1) How many months are there in a year?
2) What do you get when you divide it by 2?
3) How many days are there in that month?
4) What do you get when you divide it by 2?

 
 
Then I conclude with the punch line – “Since God wanted me to be balanced in my life, He brought me into this world in the middle of the whole year.” After some looks of annoyance and consternation by people, I smile and tell them that this process will help them to remember my birthday :-)

Whenever my birthday comes around, I am always reminded about a life of balance. This birthday, I had to seriously ask myself – “Is my life balanced?” With some shame and discouragement, I concluded that recently my life has been lopsided. There are some important things and people in my life that I have not been faithful to in my stewardship. It seems as if when a person gets older, it should be easier to balance things but in my experience, it has been contrary to that notion.

Today, the image of a plant came to my mind and I thought about the words of Jesus when he said, “’Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing’” (John 15:4-5). A balanced life starts with “remaining” in Christ. It is so hard to just “remain,” especially if a person is a Type A personality. But when a person remains in Christ, it displays faith, trust and surrender.

Maybe the 15th day of the 6th month of every year is to challenge me about remaining in Christ and putting Him in the center of it all. This is my birthday prayer.

NU Church Plant Update – 6.11.06

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

In our last Sunday gathering, we met at a university chapel rather than in our usual dorm lounge because the dorms were all closed. Students are done with school and many of them went home for the summer break. There were still some graduate students in the area and they ended up coming out to the gathering, but this meeting was mostly made up of single adults.

After sharing in a meal, we continued in our study from the Book of Acts. Since we had less people, we decided to do the study all together in the larger group. We covered a good chunk of Scripture for this meeting. We looked at Acts 3:1-4:22. Our study revolved around 2 things: 1) the need for experiencing transformation and 2) what happens when transformation is experienced.

When we looked at chapter 3, we noticed a beggar. There are several things we noticed about the beggar – he was crippled from birth (this is all he knew), he had a need (begging for money), and he had an expectation (thinking he was going to get something from Peter and John). The response of Peter was not what the beggar probably expected in this situation, but to the believer it makes perfect sense. In Jesus’ words, “Freely you have received, freely give. Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts” (Matt 10:8-10). The disciples understood that the greater need that a human heart has is the need for salvation through Jesus Christ. The beggar was instantly healed. We also noticed those keys words again in the Book of Acts – “filled with wonder and amazement” (v. 10), “astonished” (v.11).

The greatest marketing strategy and advertisement for the power of Jesus Christ is through a transformed life. I challenged the people with a simple question – “How do you know that you have genuinely experienced transformation?” The answer to that question is to ask your family and friends. If they notice that something is different about you then it is a pretty good sign that you are changing by God’s grace. As people begin to see the transformation in your life, they will become curious as to the cause and the reason for the change. Then you will be given an avenue for a verbal witness.

What happens when transformation is experienced? Well, first look at the beggar. In v. 8, we see that the beggar was, “walking and jumping, and praising God.” Uh… if you have been crippled since your birth would you do the same? I think I would have done the moonwalk and started break-dancing (haha… I think I gave away my age). It was interesting that the gate at the temple was called “Beautiful.” As we turn to the Beautiful One, we realized that He is the only one that can make “beautiful” things.

Not only do we see praise and jubilation from the person experiencing transformation, but look at the response of the people that knew the beggar. In v. 10, people were filled with wonder and amazement. We noticed that the people were running to them to see what was going on (v. 11). After Peter proclaimed the resurrection message, we noticed that they were arrested (there will always be opposition when we try to do the will of God). But the most powerful part is the fact that the church grew to about 5,000 men. So if you include the women and children, the actual number was probably well over 10,000 people.

When Peter and John were brought before the Jewish court, all we see in them is courage and conviction. They would not back down from preaching the message that, “salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Ac 4:12). The people were once again “astonished” as they saw that Peter and the disciples were unschooled and ordinary men. When was the last time you and I “astonished” someone and left them in “wonder” and “amazement”? Not because of the great things we have accomplished or the talents that we possess, but simply because they see the power of God working in our lives.

When God works there is always wonder and awe. What was the reason for this kind of anointing on the lives of the disciples? Verse 8 tells us that they were, “filled with the Holy Spirit.” We need this filling if we are going to plant this church.

After the study we spent some time in prayer. We prayed for the same kind of anointing and transformation in our lives. Then we went out and did some prayer walking around the campus as well as the city of Evanston. We convened back together for fellowship with some bubble tea. It was a good gathering. God is allowing us to take some baby steps forward.

The Gospel According to “Cars”

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values

I don’t know what it is about the supposedly “kids” movies like, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and A Bug’s Life that somehow speaks to adults in a powerful way. Our family just recently saw Disney/Pixar’s new movie Cars. As soon as Elliot saw the preview for it months ago he said, “Oh, I want to see that!” (this man has a fascination with cars… I am just praying that he will not become a NASCAR driver).

As I have repeatedly said, “Whenever a movie is good, it is because there are some elements of the Gospel in it.” In fact, the story line is usually about life and the main characters portray some characteristic traits of Christ. This is why when there is forgiveness, sacrifice, unconditional love, etc. it moves us (even to tears).

The movie, Cars, illustrates so well the life that many college students dream about, many single adults aspire for and many families are pursuing after. It is a life of success, ambition, and fame. We climb up the corporate ladder, obtain bigger houses, accumulate more wealth and go on more exotic vacations all in the name of greater security, contentment and happiness. Sometimes we forget that life comes at us very fast. We blink our eyes and then we find ourselves missing out on so much. There are things that are more important in life than success, fame and the pursuit of happiness (the American Dream)… sometimes we don’t learn these things until we come to a crossroad in our lives.

At times, there is this nagging feeling that what we are pursuing after is not really “it.” This is when we think about the incredible story of Jesus – He gave up EVERYTHING in heaven so that we can have it ALL… it is quite a humbling thought. It is too scandalous! How can it be that when we give up everything to Him, He will give us everything we need?

In 1738, Charles Wesley wrote a hymn called, “And Can It Be That I Should Gain.” Couple of the verses in the hymn says,

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood!
Died he for me who caused his pain!
For me who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

 

He left his Father’s throne above
(so free, so infinite his grace!),
Emptied himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race.
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

 
 
 

As I looked around in the packed movie theater, a thought came to my mind – “maybe this movie is more for the parents than the sea of kids that are in this theater.” All I know is that there were some fathers and mothers that were wiping their eyes at some parts of the movie – it really touched a chord in our hearts.

To check out the trailer and some interactive stuff click here.

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FIFA World Cup 2006

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

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It is time! 64 games. 32 teams. 8 Groupings. 1 champion.

It is incredible how a sport like soccer can bring people together from all nations. Maybe it is the simplicity of the game – all you need is a soccer ball. Maybe it is the beauty of bringing countries together in one place. Maybe it is the fact that it has the largest viewing audience in the world (in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final there were 1.3 billion viewers). Whatever it is… there is probably one other thing that can bring people from all nations together like this. We have the privilege of experiencing it here on earth, but it is better experienced in heaven.

All I know is that in the next 32 days, the World Cup is going to bring great joy and unity in the Kim family. But as a Korean-American, who do I root for?

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If one of them can make it to the finals that will be awesome. Now, if they both make it then we might have a problem… Ha!

But ultimately, we must remember that it is all about the hair :-)

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Keep up with all the scores and stats.

Learning to Ride a Bicycle

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

There is a lesson to be learned every single day. I still remember the first time I went ice skating and how often I fell on the ice. I still remember the first time going skiing and tumbling down the slopes. I will never forget the first time I tried riding a bike. It was an experience that left bruises and scratches on my body. What is my point?

Isn’t it easy to forget how hard it was doing some of those things for the “first time” now that we are experts? This past week I was trying to teach Elliot how to ride his bike without the training wheels. In my mind I was thinking, “Come on son, this is so easy… anyone can do this!” I didn’t realize what I was thinking until Josiah shouted to Elliot, “Come on Elliot, look at ME… it is SO easy!” (I don’t think Josiah said this to encourage Elliot). Then I was thinking about how long it took Josiah to learn how to ride the bike without his training wheels. Then I retorted back to Josiah, “Uh hello, do you remember how long it took you?” I think Josiah got the message as he whizzed past us.

Then I started to think about how long it took me to learn to ride my bike without any assistance. I think the principle of empathy applies here. The more I was able to remember my experience with riding the bike alone for the first time, the easier it was for me to be patient and encouraging to Elliot.

Isn’t this the same principle within the biblical community? How quickly we forget our past struggles when we look at people who are struggling now? We forget how much we struggled with that specific sin. We forget how hard it was to get ourselves motivated to read the Bible and to pray. We forget the time when we lacked faith and doubted God. We forget that time when we failed God miserably. We are such strange creatures. Instead of understanding and giving grace because we know what the person is going through, we end up being more intolerant and impatient.

By the end of our time together, Elliot made some great progress. We still have some work to do but the little man is very determined to ride the bike all by himself. Maybe that is what it takes to build biblical community when we are surrounded by people who forget so easily – a determined heart that never gives up. The hope of experiencing the joy of riding will be well worth it at the end.

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I don’t know who is in more pain…

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Reality check! After Elliot there is one more person that needs to learn.

NU Church Plant Update – 6.4.06

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

We had our largest number of people at our meeting this past Sunday. There were close to 25 of us gathered downstairs in a dorm lounge at Northwestern. First, we started off with some dinner – home made lasagna and Buffalo Joe’s (hot wings). I will have to admit that I had some trepidation about a philosopher making lasagna but at the end I was humbled… it was good :-)

Then, we broke up into smaller groups and examined one of the foundational passages of HMCC – Acts 2:42-47. I asked them to discuss 2 questions: What are some traits you notice about the early church? Are some of these traits applicable and reproducible to our generation in the 21st century? As I was observing various groups, I could tell that there were some lively discussions, as well as some deep and honest sharing with one another. We then gathering all together again and shared some of our insights.

As people were sharing, I couldn’t help but to sense that there was a deep hunger and longing in people’s hearts to see a 1st century church in the 21st century. What would it be like to experience some of the things that the early Christians experienced as they met together as the community of faith? I love what it says in v. 43 – “everyone was filled with awe.” Other translations write – “A deep sense of awe came over them all” (NLT); “everyone was amazed” (CEV); “everyone felt that God was near” (NIRV). This is what we want to see and experience at every gathering in this new church plant. What would it be like to be amazed and filled with awe knowing that God was near?!

We then had some of the HMCC guys share about their experiences and stories of transformation. It was icing on the cake. We then pull out maps of the NU campus and laid our hands on it to pray for the university. It was a powerful night… to God be all the glory.

Here are some pictures from the gathering:

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Prayer Requests:

1) Laying down the foundations – as we go over the book of Acts, please pray that God will speak to us about seeing a 1st century church in the 21st century.
2) Unity and love – every time we gather together, please pray that God will bring our hearts together for the common mission and vision for transformation.
3) A meeting place – as our church will officially launch in September, we need to find a place to meet on or near campus.
4) Protection – please pray for spiritual protection because we know that Satan will do everything to hinder God’s work. Also, pray for physical protection as some of us will travel back and forth from AA to Chicago.

The Big 10th

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

People say that the 10th, 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries are the big ones. They are supposed to be very significant mile markers in a marriage. Well, Christina and I just passed our first mile marker yesterday. I cannot believe we have been married for 10 years. It will be awesome to live long enough to experience the 50th.

Yesterday I was going at 100 mph emotionally and mentally. I was trying to finish off a paper for my doctoral class. I was so determined to finish, not only because of the deadline, but because I did not want this paper to distract me from spending time with Christina. I don’t think I need to go through the ramifications of being there physically but not mentally… Ha!

I know that all the anniversaries are special (brownie points) but for some reason hitting the double digits made me very nostalgic. When I proposed to Christina 10 years ago, we had dinner in the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building in Chicago. Therefore, I decided to take her to a restaurant that had the highest elevation in downtown Detroit. After some research, I found a restaurant in the Renaissance Center and then made the reservation for two.

The view from the 72nd floor (where the restaurant was located) was awesome. We were able to see Windsor, Canada and all of downtown Detroit. But the time spent together eating, laughing and reminiscing about the last 10 years of marriage was the highlight – the view was just an extra bonus. As we were waiting for our food, I suggested that we come up with 10 things that we are thankful for or things that we appreciated about each other (you know me and trying to be purposeful… haha!). I was so shocked because this was the first time I came up with 10 things faster than Christina… a miracle happened on the 72nd floor. But then again, why was she having such a hard time coming up with 10 things ;-)

We then walked around the River Front and took some pictures together. Thank God for the automatic timers! Then, we drove back to Ann Arbor for her favorite dessert. My life would never be the same without Christina… thank you sweetie, for 10 awesome years!
 
 
 

Side note: For some reason, as we were driving back to Ann Arbor, I got an inspiration about future wedding anniversaries. I was thinking that it would be cool to go to some of the tallest buildings around the world and celebrate our anniversary at a restaurant on top of the building. I thought this was a great idea but my practical-minded wife thought I was crazy! Hmm… for some reason when she is at sea-level, she gets so practical… maybe we should go hang-gliding.
 
 

Here are some pics from the night:
 
 
 
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The view as we were having dinner
 
 
 

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Seeing the sunset at 727 ft is quite an experience
 
 
 

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Trying to be king and queen but we need to grow up a bit
 
 
 

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Down by the river…
 
 
 
 
 
 

I could not resist… when I saw the picture of the world with the lights…
 

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I was reminded of the mission and vision of transformation
You should have seen Christina roll her eyes.