Finding Purpose

This 23-year-old enjoys her work in palliative care nursing. What keeps her going?

The dream of being a nurse started with Emily’s grandma, who was a nurse herself too. “Growing up, my grandma always looked after my brother and me. To me, she was the kindest and most loving...

Discipleship

Gardening opened my eyes to God’s perfect timing

A couple of years ago, my parents decided to give me a few of their plants to take care of. I wasn’t really a plant person, but I wanted to appreciate their gesture and so accepted (rather...

Life & Death

Collapsing in labour from an amniotic fluid embolism, God gave us a miracle

The journey of motherhood did not start with skin-to-skin or looking into my baby’s eyes with my husband by my side. I literally crawled into motherhood bruised and battered, overwhelmed with...

Real Life, Real People

I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was pregnant

Around the middle of 2021, I discovered that I was pregnant, so I arranged to see an obstetrician at the hospital.  During the check-up, I also decided to raise the issue of the two lumps on my...

Family

Mummy, the woman who gave up everything for us

Whenever I read Bible verses that spoke of “dying to self”, I can’t help but have tears well up in my eyes. I will always remember how my mother embodied this value while she was still on...

Family

3 lessons I learnt from mum, the caregiver of our family

Papa has Parkinson’s disease. When I first heard this statement, I didn’t think much of it. Because I was young when it happened, I assumed this was just another illness that would pass....

Secondary

“Since I’m alive, I will do my best”: 14-year-old student with myopathy

Emmanuel was nine when he was first diagnosed with myopathy, an incurable condition that affects muscle growth. Ever since then, he has had difficulty being active; even sitting down for too long can...

How-tos & Handles

Burning with fire or burning at both ends? How to avoid spiritual burnout

As someone who has been active in more than one church ministry on top of being a full-time university student, I can personally attest to feeling stretched. I love serving in church and see it as a...

Mental Health

After feeling like a fraud for months, I sought help

Having studied in Australia for five years, jumping headfirst into work in Singapore was tough. Towards the end of my work supervision, I began to feel strangely overwhelmed and crippled. I felt that...