Josiah’s B-Ball Tourney

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

This morning Josiah had a basketball tournament and they ended up coming in 2nd place. It is the heart’s desire for every parent to see their kids have more playing time, but we have to always remind ourselves that it is always about the team.

Since this is his first year playing organized basketball as a 5th grader, I know that he will gradually improve. After the tournament, we talked about ways in which he can improve and develop as a player. I am confident that he will get better because he has the sports sensibility and the athletic aptitude.

As a parent, sometimes it is hard not to get antsy in some of the close games. The worst part for me is that I always want to jump in the game and play… HAHA!

But it brings me great joy to see him playing the game because for the love of the game… which is the most important thing.
 
 
 
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JoJo (#2) deciding what to do with the ball
 
 
 
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The ball is up in the air

Cutting EDGE

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Viewpoint

This week, after the retreat, I had some time to think and reflect.

I was thinking, “What do we need to do now in light of the blessings that we have received from the Lord?” Especially, with only 3 months left in this semester.

What we do in these next 3 months will lay a foundation for the summer and even the new year coming up in September. As I spent some time in prayer, the Lord reminded me of some basic principles in the Christian journey that will never change regardless of the place or time. They include such things are growing our relationship with God, sharing our faith, getting discipled and building one another up.

If we engage in some of these basic things, then we will see a strong church that is ready to make a splash for God’s Kingdom. I, then put these components into an acronym the EDGE… like in “cutting edge.” The American Heritage Dictionary defines “cutting edge” as, “the position of greatest advancement or importance; the forefront.” As we live out these principles we will be in the forefront and ready to advance forward for God.

Once again, if we want to be on the “cutting EDGE” for the Lord for the rest of this year, then we need to focus on:

E – Evangelism
D – Discipleship
G – Growing Spiritually
E – Edification