The Land of Motorcycles

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

It seems like the town of Lake Geneva is a motorcycle town. Within the last few days, I have seen so many people on motorcycles. I have also seen many different types of bikes… with many different types of people riding on them.

As I was going to the coffee shop, I happened to notice a raffle that the local Lion’s Club was having for 2 Harley Davidson bikes. A trailer was included in the Grand Prize. I was tempted when I found out that the raffle tickets were only $10. But then again, I would have to explain what the unexpected $10 expense was for, and I don’t think Christina would have been too enthusiastic. But it is crazy how the mind works – I was thinking that IF I won the 2 bikes, the trailer and $1,000 gift certificate that she would be very happy.

But for some reason, I kept on seeing her face and her head shaking. So I told the man behind the table that I would need to talk with my wife first. He snickered and said, “Now I know who the boss is!” Lord, take me away (in a motorcycle)!
 
 
 
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All this for just a $10 raffle which I balked on!
 
 
 
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As I was drooling over this one, I am sure I violated one of the 10 commandments
 
 
 
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They are everywhere

CCUC Retreat Update 2

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

This morning I talked about forgiveness.

It is usually a heavy topic, especially when it is in the morning session. I realized that whenever I address this particular topic (in any place), it is always hard for everyone involved – not only for the people who have to dig deep into their lives, but it is also hard for me. I have to make sure that there is no bitter root in my heart with people who have hurt me in the past.

We live in a sin-filled world and people end up hurting each other. But the power to forgive comes from the fact that God has forgiven us. Therefore, the commands in the Bible to forgive have been predicated by Jesus demonstrating the ultimate forgiveness for sin on the cross.

The more we understand the cross, the more we will be able to forgive – but it is not always easy. This is why it is good to park and sit near the cross a little bit.