Culture

This Chinese New Year, you are what you eat

“As you crunch on the delicate sweetness of kueh belanda – that’s the traditional name of love letters – remember that love is more than a feeling. Rather, it is patient and kind, and...

Family

You have an audience with your relatives once a year. Don’t waste it

Chinese New Year, in the recent few years, has become a season of poignant reflection for me. It was during Chinese New Year that I saw my grandmother and grandfather for the last time, in 2011 and...

Missions

The (Middle) Kingdom of God is near

China. A country which three-quarters of Singaporeans have blood links to. I’m a third-generation Chinese immigrant. My grandfather on my mother’s side was the first to make the long trip...

Money Matters

Ushering in the God of wealth

The day after Christmas, the strains of Joy to the World were immediately replaced with qi ge long tong qiang tong qiang in the shopping malls. And if like me, you went to the mall today, you...

Discipleship

Reaching for those love letters? Stop in the name of LOVE

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION As any Singaporean would say, Chinese New Year isn’t Chinese New Year without the delectable delights we’ve grown to love – easy on the...

Discipleship

Didn’t bring oranges? Bring the gift of PEACE instead

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION After so many years of celebrating Chinese New Year, it’s become second nature to bring a pair of oranges along every time you head out visiting....

Discipleship

Struggling with your pile of guazi? Let PATIENCE grow

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION There’s always that one snack in the black candy box that never quite needs a refill: Guazi, or melon seed. Why? Because it’s so much work!...

Discipleship

Shelling groundnuts? Take a crack at KINDNESS

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION Given the humble groundnut’s impressive array of health benefits – monounsaturated fats, protein, antioxidants, other awesome nutrients, and low...

Discipleship

Love the taste of pineapple tarts? Try God’s GOODNESS too

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION Buttery. Sweet. Tangy. Melts. In. Your. Mouth. Every household’s got their own choice selection of Chinese New Year goodies, but the one item...