Marvelous Mondays

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

One of my members drove me to the airport this past Sunday. He found out that I was running the 10K with Christina and a few of the other members in our church. When he was in high school he shared about his “Super Saturdays.” He and his friend would start off in the morning and then push their bodies with various exercise and sports activities to just keep in shape.

They would run, play basketball and weight lift for the WHOLE day!

I don’t know what got into me but today I decided to have a “Marvelous Monday.”

I ran 3 miles in the morning and then in the evening I bike for about 8 miles. Even though it is not like the “Super Saturdays,” for a deteriorating body like mine, but I am definitely making some progress.

What would it feel like to do an Iron Man?

Hmm… maybe I need to start with a Iron Man 70.3 first.

More Time with Family

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values

I was able to get on an earlier flight from ORD to DTW – the Platinum Elite Status with Northwest is paying off. It was a full flight but I was afforded a seat. Since the kids had the day off from school due to the Memorial Day holiday, I wanted to make sure that I spend some time with the family.

It is these small investments with the kids and the family that will pay big dividends later. Many times when I travel, the account slowly starts to deplete. Therefore, it is important that I re-invest.

Rhythms and Nostalgia

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

This morning, even though I was in Chicago, I tried to keep my running regiment for the big 10K run. For some reason, I decided to run with the soundtrack of Braveheart. As I was running with the music, I came to a realization. The progression of the music flowed nicely with the progression of the run. In the first couple of songs there is an upbeat tempo. But then towards the 2+ mile, the music changed to more of a melodic “push yourself” type of music.

It was a weird experience.

It was as if the music knew my body’s rhythms… and was communicating, “you are in trouble if you don’t push yourself.”

I was inspired to run towards my high school soccer stadium. It was one of those holy moments for me. I started getting to get all nostalgic as I entered into the stadium – one of those “Field of Dreams” moments. I was just reminiscing about the time when I played varsity soccer under the bright lights and with the crowds gathering in the stadium seats. And for the record, I did not try to live out the glory days by dribbling around the field and kicking an imaginary ball and shouting “gooooooaaaalllllll.” But I was tempted :-)

It was my passion for soccer that drew me away from my relationship with Christ during my high school years. Therefore, standing in the stadium I couldn’t help but to think about God’s grace and mercy in my life.

A Jealous God wanted all of me so that I can live for His glory and do what I am doing now. I am truly privileged.

Memorial Day 2007

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

Regardless of how a person about the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism in Afghanistan (and many other wars around the wars around the world, on this day, we need to show some respect to those who have fought for our country.

They are usually called our “fallen heroes.”

Since I didn’t know anyone personal who lost their life on the battlefield, Memorial Day has always been a day for picnics and getting some off. But this year, it is a bit different with the passing of one of our members in his tour of duty in Iraq.

I am still amazed at the number of people who have lost their lives throughout the United States’ history. But all the freedom and all the privileges we have in this country is partly the result of the sacrifices that were made by people in the armed forces.

We honor them today.
 
 
 
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The image of the Arlington National Cemetery has always been inspiring to me
 
 
 
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Even till this day, when I see the soldier guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier there is a sense of reverence and awe