Monday, January 22, 2007

The Indy O vs. The Chicago D

Wow. This year's playoff games have been just awesome. Most of them were decided by a field-goal or less with some great history being made, especially today. Peyton Manning finally wins the big one against New England and Chicago makes its first trip to the Big Dance since their Super Bowl Shuffle year of 1985. Another cool historic achievement is that it's the first time an African-American coach made it this far ... (2 of them) ... and it's cool how they're both good friends.

Since the Cowboys didn't make it this year, I'm pulling for Peyton to win it over Chicago. I grew up in Chicago, but when it comes to football, Dallas is my team. And I think Peyton deserves to win it all and get all the monkeys off his back, solidifying his Hall-of-Fame career. But without a doubt, it's going to be a great Super Bowl this year. My pick: Colts 31, Bears 24.

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By Coldplay

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

More Football Highlights

Me and my cuz Pat (Cowboys vs. Bears ... how the playoffs should've been)

Hyun, Carol and Pat at the sidelines before the game

In front of Texas Stadium after the game.
In the back you can see the new statue they have of Tom Landry, the legendary coach of the Cowboys.

Patrick getting his Lions jersey signed by Roy Williams.
Pat was actually wearing a Barry Sanders jersey, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do :)

Patrick with the Lions back-up QB (I forgot his name).
It turns out he's a Christian too :)

Me and Pat with Jay Novacek (former TE of the Cowboys) at my favorite store in Dallas.
We have another photo with my eyes open and Pat's eyes closed, but I decided to post the bad one of me and good one of Pat ... out of luv for my cuz

Nal (my brother-in-law) and me at my other favorite place in Dallas.
He recently moved to Dallas to study there for a few years, so where do I take him first? Texas Stadium of course :)
And FYI, my "welcome to Dallas" gift to him was that Cowboys jersey he's wearing.
I figure every guy in Dallas should have one.

In front of Tony Romo's locker with my Tony Romo jersey.

The view from the lounge

Patrick actually met Troy Aikman (my favorite football player of all time) on the streets of Chicago last Saturday!
He was shopping at the Nike Town on Michigan Avenue. He asked to take a picture together, but Troy didn't want to create a scene. So my cousin very wisely followed him to his hotel and took a picture of him for me :) Even though it's of his back, I was happy to get it. Thanks Pat!

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U218 Singles [CD/DVD Combo]
By U2
New Years Day

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Piper and Language

Just got back to Sydney and am trying to give my body and time clock plenty of time to adjust. I'll update soon (hopefully) on what's been going on, but for now, I wanted to share an interesting discussion between two friends and theologians: John Piper responds to his use of what some called "inappropriate" language and Wayne Grudem's email to Piper after reading his response. I found it a worthwhile read.

And one of the saddest and most touching songs I've ever come across ...

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Dance With My Father
By Luther Vandross
Dance With My Father

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

Me, Hyun, Patrick and Carol (and Caleb) in front of Texas Stadium

I had a great New Years surrounded by family and loved ones. My cousin Patrick and his wife Carol from Chicago flew into Dallas and we were able to catch the last game of the season for the Cowboys. God provided great parking, good seats and a chance to meet a lot of the players after the game.

The past few weeks have been very full and rewarding catching up with family from all over the US. The picture above is of me and my grandmother in Arizona right after our church service. It was great to be able to see our ever expanding family in person and through Skype video during the holidays.

And here's a picture of Hyun and Stephen Bowen, the Defensive End for the Dallas Cowboys. A cool rookie who wanted to take a picture with Hyun even though we didn't even ask! I was so excited to have met so many players after the game and add a bunch of signitures to my collection. =)

It's been a packed schedule so far in the US so I haven't been able to update until now on my blog. But I will be updating soon about the direction I sense God leading me in for 2007. I'm excited and a bit nervious about the steps of faith that I feel God wanting me to take for my next season of ministry ... looking forward to sharing it with you. Once again, hope you all had a great New Years Day and may 2007 be for you, a taste of heaven.

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By U2
New Year's Day