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Portraits of Grace: Hee-Jung (1 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

“If I lose, if I lose, let me lose.” Gillian Welch

When I am angry, it feels like nothing really matters but my feeling at the very moment. It feels like my whole being is swept up into one big black hole of anger. Even if I have to lose, I will lose. I want to lose. I am willing to lose. If I lose, let me lose. That’s how I feel when I get angry and how I lose my battles...

Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes

As of now, King's Cross does not follow the liturgical calendar too strictly. However, both Norman and I wanted to share a few thoughts on this day that many will be observing around the world.

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which is the solemn preparation for the church to move toward the reflection and consideration of Jesus Christ’s passion—especially his crucifixion and then, subsequent resurrection.

The significance of the ash on the forehead, which many “high-church” or liturgically heavy churches practice are demonstrative of the reflection on our own human brokenness. Ashes...

Today is Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday: the beginning of the Lenten season. We don't officially practice Lent at King's Cross but if you'd indulge me anyway with some thoughts on the season.

For those of you (like myself) who did not grow up practicing this because it was too formal/dry/dead or had the perspective, "Isn't Lent for Catholics?!"... Lent is a season of lament, intended to help the church posture herself in repentance to anticipate the cross (Good Friday) and the resurrection (Easter). Just as we prepare for anything in our lives (wedding, job interview, certification, exam, etc) with practices...

Portraits of Grace: Caleb

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

What do you want to be when you grown up?

A car wash man

What do you like to do?

Play with my toy cars

Do you like your sister? 

Yes

Why? 

Because she shares

Why do you go to church?

To worship Jesus

What is your favorite thing about church?

CEM!

Why?

Because I learn more about Jesus

Who is Jesus?

God's son

Do you love Jesus? 

Yes

Why? 

Because he died for our sins

Portraits of Grace: Iris

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Over the last few months, I have learned it isn't true that I'm not good at making decisions. Rather, I always want things on my timeline. When clarity doesn't come when I want it, I become anxious and frustrated. I need to keep learning to simply walk with the Father's lead instead of running ahead of Him. The Father is continually working in my heart and preparing me for...

2017 Elected Leader Nominations

Dear King’s Cross,

This has been an incredible season of seeing God’s provision and faithfulness to us a church. We are growing, as is our commitment and vision to the Kingdom here in our neighborhood and city. However, we need to recognize the great importance and role of leadership in the church. In Ephesians 4, the apostle Paul reminds the Church:

“And he [God] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…”

I am hardpressed to believe there can be any lasting and impactful work...

Portraits of Grace: Jeying

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I was once told that my life was like the movie Failure to Launch; that like the main character, I had failed to become a “real” adult. This became a source of shame for me as my whole life had been centered around the need to be both intelligent and successful, but here I was- a failure to launch.  The gap between what I had dreamed for my life and what reality actually...

Portraits of Grace: Ester

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

When I was asked to start 'Portraits of Grace' I thought it wasn't going to amount to much. I was wrong.

Portraits of Grace: Judy

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I was extremely "emo" person growing up. I thought about how messed up the world was. I was fixated that my parents loved my brother more. I thought "I was never "good" enough". "They will never be happy with me". "I am a huge disappointment and failure". The more I thought about these things the more I thought that it would be so much better if I was never born, to just...

Portraits of Grace: Isaiah (Age 5)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

“Supermarket cashier”

What do you think about your sisters?

“Samantha is funny. Lydia likes to play.”

What is your favorite thing about church?

“CEM” [ie: Sunday School]

When you think of Jesus what do you think of?

“He's in heaven.”

Why do you come to church?

“Since we believe in God.”