Song Story: Unto Me

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Our worshipping community is made of diverse people from different parts of the world. As we’ve spent more time together, one thing that has caught my attention is various ways of hospitality being practiced in our own community.  In my Korean culture, we usually provide light snacks when a guest arrives whether the guest asks for it or not. Also we usually insist that guests will stay for the meal. According to my Syrian friends’ […]

Song Story: Why

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I remember vividly the night that my brother Abraham Deng came in to our worshiping community with a heavy heart. Abraham is usually upbeat and outgoing. Often his answer to the question “how are you?” is an enthusiastic “better than I deserve!” That night something was different. We could see it. We could feel it. In the middle of worship, we asked him if he was willing to share the burden he was carrying. And, […]

Song Story: Salaam

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This song came from stories of sleepless nights and cries for peace. Seven years ago, when I (Dareen) first came to America, I lost my peace. Because of the culture shock and the struggles here, I couldn’t sleep for many nights. I fought with my thoughts for hours, feeling frustrated and forsaken by God. I tried to close my eyes and imagine myself back in my bed in Saudi Arabia, like nothing had changed. But […]