Seth S. Kim : Transforming Lives & Transforming the World.

Dreaming Big

I was just reminded today of the importance of dreams and how sometimes it is not always well received in the beginning. A part of the reason is that dreams are sometimes impractical and even risky. But we always need the “dreamers” in the Church because they help us to do things that we might never do. They often times challenge the status quo. We have a lot of practical people in the Church, which...

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Stay-at-Home Mom Makes Thousands

I learned very quickly in my marriage never to ask the question, “So what did you do ALL day?” Inherent in that statement, I was somehow communicating to Christina, who is a domestic engineer (translation = stay-at-home mom), that she does nothing. I still remember the first time I watched all the kids for a portion of the day and feeling exhausted and depleted. It was after this experience that awakened me to the fact...

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Elliot’s Tee-Ball Season

Elliot started up his tee-ball season again. His class decided to form a team and play together. I realized that at this age, the people that you play with is more important and anything else. I took Josiah and Karissa with me to watch his game. Afterwards, we celebrated together with some ice cream. Nothing beats ice cream after a baseball game.         Talk about concentration – Elliot is getting ready to...

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Love is Spelled T-I-M-E

One of the hardest things about traveling is the time that I miss with my children and Christina. Thank God for technology and the ability to connect with my children via e-mail and webcam. But often times in my longer travels, I miss playing sports with them and yes, even tea party with KiKi. I received this video link this morning that talked about how love is spelled T-I-M-E to a child. It was powerful...

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Dallas Conference Update 2

I came back from the conference last night. As I was in the plane and even as I was recounting my experience with Christina, I was reminded of how big God’s Kingdom is. It was great meeting other people who were doing their best to stay faithful in their calling to be pastors. As we spent time with some of the seasoned veterans in the ministry, I was humbled by their humility and their vulnerability....

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Dallas Conference Update 1

Today was a full day. We started at 8:30AM with breakfast and then went non-stop until 5PM. We met up together in various group settings. Some of the sessions were together as a whole group, while other sessions were held together in smaller groups of three. It was an intensified time of picking some of their brains as well as sharing some of our ideas with one another. The great thing about the learning community...

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Mustache for Ministry

Pastor Dave Lee from Harvest Community Church in Chicago is growing a mustache! When I first saw him at the airport, I was like… “what the?” I was thinking that maybe he was trying to sport a new style or something (maybe the 70’s were coming back). But he told me that it was a fundraiser for a ministry that they have for at-risk inner-city kids. They are suppose to grow it out for 6-weeks...

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Heading Out to Dallas Again

I am at the airport now getting ready to head out to Dallas. The Leadership Network is sponsoring an Asian-American Leadership Learning Community. It is going to be great meeting up with other Asian-American pastors around who are leading multi-ethnic church around the United States. I’m looking forward to networking with people, sharing ideas and just building relationships. I will try to give regular updates.

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Reviewing Our Yearly Goals

Christina and I had a great time hanging out together for our anniversary yesterday. We had a awesome dinner at Pacific Rim by Kana in downtown Ann Arbor. We were pleasantly surprised at the elegance and the quality of the food. We also spent some time reviewing our yearly goals. One thing good about having our wedding anniversary on June 1st is that it is near the middle of the year so that we can...

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12th Year Wedding Anniversary

Today is our wedding anniversary. Wow… twelve years of marriage to the woman I love! There are times when Christina and I feel like we have been married for only a few years and there are other times when it seems like forever. But either way, I am constantly reminded of how God brought us together. God really knew what He was doing. With each passing year, my appreciation for our commitment to the marriage...

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The Tradition Lives On

                               Old School                                               New School     The NBA Finals are going to be pretty exciting, now that it is determined that the Lakers and the Celtics will be playing. When I was younger I grew up with the Lakers and Celtics competing against one another. The old school lineup for the Celtics had Larry Bird, Robert Parrish, Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge, and Dennis Johnson. For the Lakers, they had, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,...

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Josiah’s 11th B-Day

We, as a family had fun today celebrating Josiah’s 11th birthday. In line with our family tradition Josiah picked a restaurant he wanted to go to and an activity that he wanted to do. You know that a kid has acquired and developed a taste for good food when he requests paella for his birthday. We went to one of the best places in metro Detroit. As we were eating, we all went around did...

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Married Couples Hang Out

In our married couples’ ministry, we meet up every week to experience biblical community. I realized that it is not easy to get married couples to gather together every week for small group, but it has been a blessing to see so many couples in our church commit to meeting together (Heb 10:25). Out of the four weeks in a month, we use one meeting to just fellowship – translation: As we get older it...

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Cynicism and the Dying Heart

As I am doing ministry, I am coming across more cynical people than ever before. But if people only knew the cynicism that is overtaking many pastors as well, they would be shocked. Some years ago, I had to guard my heart because I started to find myself getting cynical about one of the greatest moment of a pastor’s life – seeing a person coming to Christ. My heart was so harden (or beaten down...

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