Sunday, January 14, 2018

LGM Retreat

This past weekend, I went to a church retreat with a ministry called Living Grace Ministry (LGM). I've been going to this church pretty regularly for about two years now, and I can honestly say it's helped me grow so much in my walk with God.
LGM!
There's Pastor Steve, who is one of the most honest Pastors I have ever met. He's humble and open about his past, really shows a lot of love for his congregation and occupation. Pastor Steve has helped me organize a lot of thoughts about my own past and given me advice on future decisions.
Man, Pastor Steve looks good.
Then there's David Beck, who I met first in Harvest Mission Community Church (HMCC) a couple years back but coincidentally, we both ended up moving to LGM. He is perpetually kind - I don't know how he does it. He's got a gift.

There's Young Lee, who I've known since I was in high school, but only recently really got close to him through this church and college.

I can't list everyone I've come to know, but to say that this church had a positive impact on my life would be a great understatement.

The love, knowledge, grace that has been poured out to me through this church I am truly grateful for. I will forever treasure the friendships I've made here.

More to come on this topic!

- Jinwoo

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Cool Habit

Something I've been doing recently is thinking out loud.
And through it, trying to organize my thoughts. On gray areas in my life or topics I think need a little clarification or just some good ol' catharsis.

I think of this task as analogous to cleaning my room.
It's gotta happen once in a while - or else it gets messy and uninhabitable.
Once you talk through some things that are a little hazy, you receive some clarity and a sense of accomplishment. Which in turn leads to motivation to do the things you have to do.

Try it out! Tell me if it works for you or not.

- Jinwoogle

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Still Life

Waiting
Waiting
And more waiting

sums up the past couple months of my life.

If you didn't know, early June, I hurt my leg playing basketball.
The surgery went well, but the recovery time nearly killed me. For a torn achilles tendon, the post-surgery life consists of not being able to walk properly for 2~3 months.
"You can't walk? Hahahahahahaaha"

Summary of my summer: Not fun. I went from bed to couch to another couch to bed.

BUT SUMMER'S NOT OVER YET

Sincerely,

- Jinwoo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Getting Lazy

Haven't been able to move since the surgery - I've got my leg in a cast.

I've been feeling so lazy these past 2 weeks.

There's not much I can do besides watch TV or read.

My mindset constantly shifts from:  don't worry, just rest up this time. No need to do anything necessarily

To: What am I doing with my life watching YouTube for 5+ hours a day... I feel like I'm wasting my life.

It's constantly fluctuating.

And maybe the truth is somewhere in between. That I could be more productive with my time, but at the same time, there's no need to guilt-trip and shame myself.

Well, at least, I think the surgery went well and the post-surgery pain was not bad at all.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Injury

Tore/Ruptured my left achilles tendon -

Happened while I was playing basketball :(

Thought the people playing behind me hit me in the calf with their basketball. I was gonna get up and yell at them, but apparently nothing hit me... scary.

"What doesn't kill you makes you go get surgery."

First, I thought it was just a minor sprain because I had sprained my ankle before (right leg) and that hurt a lot worse than this.

I go to the doctor and she breaks the news to me. Surgery asap is highly recommended.
Going into the operating room on Tuesday.

:/   is how I feel about this whole episode.

See you next week,

- Jinwoo

P.S. Sorry about the absence - I promise to keep y'all updated.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Analogies: The Water

Ok I have no idea why but I laughed so hard at this

Some of the YouTube comments too:

"Poor guy... His face said it all..."

I think it's the way his legs break the water... omg....
Ahmad Azman - An Olympic Diver
Congratulations to all who graduated this year! Hope the best for all of you.

Even if your college experience was like this guy's dive, know that in life, there are many chances to dive. Into life. and into the water. Where there are plenty of fish. Which if you teach a man how to catch, he'll find his one true love. (Am I doing this analogy thing right?)

Love,

- Jinwoo

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hi

I forgot to post last week
And there's no way I can make a quality post today
Anxiety is high and finals are near

Hope I can get through... :(

Til next week,

- Jinwoo