The Jee twins’ original due-date was January 31; her doctors anticipated safe and natural delivery closer to Christmas-time.  But after experiencing some spotting and mild contractions, Julie was admitted this morning to the hospital for monitoring.  Please keep Julie and the twins (and Paul & Rennie) in your prayers today and throughout the foreseeable future.

Please pray for:

  • the twins’ continued healthy growth & “fattening up”
  • a stop to the contractions until God REALLY wants the twins to come out
  • the Lord’s sustenance of and protection over Julie & Paul’s thoughts, spirits and bodies
  • His presence to also be close companion to Rennie, keeping away anxiety & fear

(Julie is in the Labor & Delivery department at Vassar Brothers Hospital.) Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Praise and Thanks

November 26, 2008

Recently, I heard Dr. Brian Widbin, a professor at Alliance Theological Seminary, talk about Thanksgiving and giving thanks during a chapel service.  A respected Old Testament and Hebrew scholar, he described that there was no Hebrew word in ancient Israel for “thanks” or “thank you.”  In fact, the concept of “thank you” didn’t even exist back then, especially as addressed to the LORD, and he half-jokingly lamented the watered-down and ill-motivated “thank you” that now exists in Israel (and everywhere else around the world).   Read the rest of this entry »

Please join us at the joint Thanksgiving Eve service at 7.30pm on Wed at First Baptist-Tarrytown [56 S. Broadway], with seven area churches gathering across denominations. The speaker will be Gershwin Grant from Calvary Church.  The service will be followed by pie and coffee fellowship. If anyone can bring a pie by 7.15pm that would be great.

We’re at the half-way point in the competition and it was a sad week.  For the first time, the group collectively went up from the prior week by a total of 6 pounds.  Many of us rebounded above our starting weight.

The big lunch prior to weigh in probably didn’t help, but I believe we can do better. To the rest of NHF, if you can pull one of these guys into a workout session once or twice a week, it would be a big help! Read the rest of this entry »

Get deliberate about your goals

Get deliberate about your goals

If you remember an earlier post about Noomii, here’s another web app that wants to help you organize your life: Lifetick. Like Noomii, Lifetick offers different tools to help you define goals and organize tasks. It starts by defining Core Values and establishing S.M.A.R.T. goals. As most people I know are always wrestling with something (bible reading, prayer, anger, marriage, spiritual leadership of children, whatever), tools like Lifetick offer you a chance to get deliberate about the choices you make. Here’s a blurb from the website: Read the rest of this entry »

Condolences to a Sister …

November 21, 2008

A note from Peter Y., earlier this afternoon:

After a long and rich life, Linda’s father passed away on Friday November 21.

The wake will be Saturday 11/22 at 8pm.
National Memorial Chapel / Daemi Jangilsa (roughly translated)
141-26 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
The funeral will be Monday 11/24 at 10am.
Arcola Korean United Methodist Church
52 South Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652
Thanks to all of you for your support during the past month.
Please keep our sister Linda and her family in your prayers at this time …

Do You Know This Baby?

November 19, 2008

To find out who this baby belongs to, and to read a note from our friends at New Hope Church (Kremenchuk, UA), check out Ukraine 08 (soon to be U09!) …

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