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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.”

Portraits of Grace: Minnow (2 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.

This year I had a identity crisis about my work and career. I absolutely love what I do but as I looked five, ten years ahead as a husband and hopefully a father, I wondered if a freelancer’s life was sustainable. I updated my resume (the last time I did that was 2009) so that I could start applying to find a more stable and predictable job.

I found a few jobs that I’d...

Portraits of Grace: Minnow (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.

I got into photography on a whim. For anyone who’s known me before 2007, they’d know I had zero interest in photography. I thought it would be cool to buy a DSLR and take some nice photos, but I didn’t know how much I’d love it.  I got deep into it and often dreamt what it would be like to be a photographer, but I never had the courage to really pursue it as a career. I...

Portraits of Grace: Albert Cheung

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.

Growing up, I never really knew my father. The evidence that he lived in the house was apparent. Glasses of red wine and the smell of cognac filled the dinner table. Dirty hands and body odor was indicative of a long day as an engineer in the MTA tunnels. We’d watch the Yankees on weeknights. Mariano Rivera on the mound. 9th inning, 2 outs. No response. No hellos or...

Portraits of Grace: Nathaniel (Age 6) & Alistair (Age 4)

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?

-Nathaniel: “I want to be an astronaut and discover new places in the universe and the galaxy.”

-Alistair: “I want to be a firefighter so I can save people. I can help people and put out fires.”

What do you think about your brother?

-Nathaniel: “I love him because he likes to play with me at home and in the park.”

-Alistair: “He’s...

Portraits of Grace: Gary (2 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.

When I married Lisa, I don’t ever really remember discussing the specifics of how many kids we wanted and I don’t even think she knew how much it meant to me to be a father one day. As we approached our 30’s, we were already married a few years and thought it ‘was time for us’ to finally start a family, as if it was OUR decision to miraculously produce a child. As God...

Portraits of Grace: Gary (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.

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a father, but I never imagined how challenging and frustrating it would be at times. On the flipside however, I never imagined how amazingly rewarding and fulfilling it could be. I think one of the greatest challenges of being a parent is finding the teachable moments in everyday life, trying to see the world through the eyes & mind of...

Portraits of Grace: Vivian

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.

The week Aria was born was one of the most joyous and challenging times of my life. She was three weeks early and I had a rush of emotions that I could not sleep for three days straight. I could hear every peep that came out of her and even though she was sleeping most of the time I would rush over and just stare at this beautiful gift from God.I felt immense pressure that...

Portraits of Grace: Addy

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.

Ever since I was a young girl I struggled with insecurity.  I never felt like I quite fit in anywhere outside of my family.  Having a foreign sounding name with dark skin and a heightened sense of self consciousness in a, at the time, predominantly white suburb led me toward an intense fear of rejection.  Shy by nature, it was difficult for me to make friends. Hurtful...