Yet, Still

There are certain basic truths I always come back to. These truths form the foundation of my life, the rock on which I stand and the rock to which I cling. One of those truths is this: God loves me It’s one of the the Sunday school truths that soon grows stale and cliche if […]

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The Need for Caution

As a piano major, I learned how to put everything on the line. It was an extremely valuable experience. Back then, my identity was wrapped up in performing, so going up on that stage felt like risking everything. It was terrifying. Which is why I can look back on those experiences with so much exhilaration. I learned […]

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Done with Performing

Last weekend at my church’s Praise Team Retreat, I performed a song I wrote. It was the first time I’ve ever performed an original song for a group of people, and I was pretty nervous. I expected that. What I didn’t expect was getting so choked up with emotion that I could barely croak out […]

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Ready to Dream Again

An open schedule can paralyze me. Instead of pursuing all the personal projects I wanted to do when I was busy, I just watch TV, take naps, and I don’t even know what else. I lose my sense of direction. I’ve been putting off a lot of things lately: Moving, applying for my new visa, buying a keyboard, […]

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Music-making

When the new semester started a few weeks ago, I thought I was going to hate Tuesdays. Wake up at 7:30am, hour-long commute to school, piano lesson at 10am, 2-hour studio class at 3pm (almost entirely in Korean), then hour-long commute to the prayer tabernacle to practice and then serve from 8-10pm. But after “enduring” […]

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