Articles by

Gabriel Ong

Health

The other story behind the ban mian auntie

If you’ve been following the news, you may have seen the video or heard the story of the ban mian seller who turned her life around. When Madam Leong’s husband abandoned her and her...

Faith

Are you constantly comparing yourself to others?

Have you ever tried to be someone you’re not? I’ve always thought I was pretty well-adjusted and secure in my identity as a child of God. But I soon met a curveball at work when I started...

Health

Orphaned at 28, I wanted to commit suicide

I experienced my first anxiety attack right after my mum passed away in front of me — from a brain haemorrhage in a Hong Kong hospital. For once in my life, things had actually been going along...

Faith

In ministry, learn to hold loosely to whatever you create

Having served in my church’s performing arts ministry for just over three years, the single most important lesson I’ve learnt so far can be summed up in a few words my pastor shared...

Faith

I shouldn’t be this weary, but I am

I had recently become very tired in a season of back-to-back commitments and events. I was daily labouring for good things, with a heart in the right place, but it had gotten to a point where I was...

Culture

26 dead, 20 wounded in Texas church shooting

While we were sleeping last night, 26 brothers and sisters in Christ were shot dead as they attended church in Texas. At least 20 more were wounded. Their service had just begun at around 11am, when...

Faith

Tired and looking for strength? Read this

Every Friday morning, I attend a Bible study led by our Senior Pastor (SP). A lot of times, the principles he shares with us are the same ones he’s been preaching for decades. And frankly...

Faith

Somewhere only we know: The sacred intention of time alone

Do you have a place that only you and God know of? There’s a pastor at my church who often tells of a particular spot where God will meet him. This pastor goes for his run, turns at a...

Studies & NS

A message from the Principal: Acknowledging God’s hand in education

Formerly the principal of St Andrew’s Secondary School and St Andrew’s Junior College, Mrs Belinda Charles is no stranger in the education sphere. Today she continues to mentor school...