In The Fullness of Time, God Sent His Son

In The Fullness of Time, God Sent His Son

An Empty Nest Full Of Blessings

Thursday night 2 weeks ago, we arrived at home in Sligo after 34 hours of travel. The house had been empty for a couple of months, and it felt so chilly. It brought us back the memory of the very first day when we got here with our three children 6 years and 10 months ago. It was a stormy day with lots of winds, rain, and snow. Though our home had been quite busy with the homeschool for our kids and numerous student gatherings in ministry, now the sense of empty-nestedness suddenly rushed in. It took a few days to warm up the whole place. Nevertheless, we came back filled with all the blessings as described in the last update, and we are grateful this Christmas season. Continue reading “In The Fullness of Time, God Sent His Son”

소망으로 가득 찬 성탄입니다!

소망으로 가득 찬 성탄입니다!

    두 달 만에 돌아온 빈 둥지

    아일랜드 시간 12월 9일 저녁, 처가를 출발한 지 34시간 만에 슬라이고에 있는 저희 집에 도착했습니다. 여행으로 인한 피로와 시차 적응도 그랬지만, 두 달을 비워두었었다고 집이 이렇게도 썰렁할 수가 없었습니다. 6년 10개월 전 아이들 셋을 데리고 저희가 이곳에 처음 도착하던 날은 이날보다 비바람이 훨씬 더 세게 몰아쳤었지요. 그동안 아이들을 홈스쿨 하다 하나둘씩 떠나보내며, 하지만 여전히 격주로 주말이면 대학생 모임을 하느라 자주 북적였던 집이었는데 이제는 ‘빈 둥지’에 돌아온 차가운 느낌이 몸속으로 밀려왔습니다. 3~4일이 지나서야 집 안 전체에 온기가 다시 돌더군요. Continue reading “소망으로 가득 찬 성탄입니다!”

    Merry Christmas, Everyone!

    Merry Christmas, Everyone!

    SeungHee wrote this Christmas greetings to you all. The family picture above is from last Christmas. 한글로 보시려면 이곳을 클릭해주세요!

    Our dear friends in the Lord,

    It’s Christmas time!

    Being far apart in 3 different continents, but still together in the love of God, we as a family send you a sincere Christmas greetings!

    Looking back the year of 2020, most our times we have been limited, prevented, not allowed in many ways in our lives. Yet, surprisingly we have been able to do many other things we would’ve not done otherwise in our simplified lives.

    Personally I have been able to find more time to reflect the true meaning of Christmas as I was decorating the Christmas tree with lights and ornaments. I felt like I was doing it only for Jesus not anyone else as if I was preparing a birthday party for Him like I used to for my three children! Truly Jesus is the beginning of and the reason for Christmas celebration!

    At first, 2020 appeared to be just lost times but gradually I have been able to realize there are many reasons to be grateful! Without a doubt, the love and the comfort of God have always been there in my life, more than enough. Also, my heart has grown to appreciate many little, yet precious blessings I used to take for granted. Moreover, my faith in trusting the Lord has become firmer in humility and it’s a great gain of treasure!

    We are also grateful to our God for you, and as a family we would like to say to you that we thank you, miss you and cheer you with all our hearts.

    May this Christmas season bring you closer to our God whose love endures forever, and may you find many reasons to be grateful to Him!

    SeungHee on behalf of family

    여러분 모두, 메리 크리스마스!

    여러분 모두, 메리 크리스마스!

    이번 성탄인사는 아내가 썼씁니다. 위 가족 사진 작년 겨울에 찍은 사진이랍니다. For English, please click here! 

    사랑하는 가족, 친구들, 동역자들께,


    2020년 크리스마스 시즌을 맞이하여 저희 가족이 마음을 모아 함께 이 자리를 빌어 인사드립니다.

    그 어느 해보다 많이 속상했던 올 한 해… 많이 제한 받았고 제대로 다니지 못하고 만나지 못했으며 어울리지 못하고 많이 포기해야 했던 2020년이었습니다.

    참으로 아이러니하게도 코로나 사태로 인해 할 수 없는 것들이 많아진 반면, 단조로워진 삶이다보니 예년 같았다면 엄청 바빴을 이 때에 오히려 차분하게 진정한 크리스마스의 의미를 더 되새기어 보게 되고, 크리스마스의 시작이자 주인공이신 예수님의 사랑이 그 어느 때보다 더 마음에 와 닿는 축복을 누리게 됩니다. 

    덕분에 코로나 사태로 인해 잃어버린 것만 같은 2020년이라고 여겨 왔었는데 사실은 얻은 것도 꽤 많았던 일 년이었다는 것을 깨닫게 됩니다. 하나님의 사랑도 부족함없이 늘 저의 삶에 충분했습니다. 평소라면 너무도 당연히 여겼던 작은 것들에 더 감사한 마음이 생겼습니다. 무엇보다 하나님을 더 의지하게 되는 겸손한 믿음이 내 마음 속에 자리 잡게 되었습니다!

    상황에 상관없이 올해도 기쁨으로 감사할 수 있어서 더 감사한 2020년 크리스마스를 맞이하여, 비록 몸으로는 3개국에 떨어져 있는 저희 가족이지만 그 어느 때보다 더 하나된 마음과 영혼을 담아 우리의 사랑하는 가족들, 친구들, 동역자들에게 올 한 해도 많이 보고 싶었고 많이 감사했고 많이 응원한다고 말 해 주고 싶습니다. 그리고 앞으로도 어떠한 상황 가운데에서도  넘치는 하나님의 사랑과 평안을 힘 입어 거뜬히 이겨내는 삶을 살아 가시기를 기도 드립니다. 사랑합니다.

    가족을 대표해서 백승희 드림

    Merry Christmas To You All!

    Merry Christmas To You All!

    Dear friends and families around the globe,

    2018 has been a victorious year as a family in many ways by the grace of our Heavenly Father, and we can’t thank you enough for all your support and prayers that have been enabling us to walk through it all. And here is an encouragement from the Lord for you: And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” – Jesus (Matthew 10:42)

    Family Briefs

    This is our first Christmas time as a family without two of our children, Kevin and Hyejin. We miss them terribly, but are happy that they are doing well in the Lord and we still have Yujin with us!

    Continue reading “Merry Christmas To You All!”

    2015 Christmas Greetings to our Family and dear Friends!

    2015 Christmas Greetings to our Family and dear Friends!

    It is still amazing that so many people around the world are celebrating the birth of a little Jewish baby, born to this world over two millennia ago! I worship this humble King, Jesus.

    In the meantime, I’ve been feeling grateful for each of you who stood with me and my family during this big transitioning time in 2015, remembering, praying for, and supporting us. Thank you, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! It’s been a great year of God’s guidance and help for our steps and wonderful provision through your prayers and support!

    Let me briefly tell you one story how we were able to ship our stuff all the way from Korea to Ireland. It will hopefully encourage your faith, as well. Continue reading “2015 Christmas Greetings to our Family and dear Friends!”