Disabilities

Disabilities

Disability ministry: How is the Church enabling this part of the Body?

What would you do if you suddenly heard someone shouting during worship in a church service? How would you react if someone interrupted when the pastor was preaching? These are very real challenges...

Disabilities

I am autistic and I am victorious: Trading my victim mentality for God-given individuality

TW: There is mention of suicide ideation, depression and anxiety in this article. Last year in April, after the release of my previous article, navigating the murky waters of JC life made me feel...

Disabilities

What could drive a father to strangle his sons? A lonely desperation I know all too well

Reading about how Xavier Yap strangled his two autistic twin sons to “relieve” the caregiving burden on his wife, 32-year-old ABIGAIL LEE broke down and wept uncontrollably. As someone...

National Service

Feeling the greatest shame, this NS boy’s life changed after one supernatural moment

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains mentions of suicidal thoughts that some may find distressing. Just before National Day in 2018, I received a phone call from my parents. They had checked my bank...

Disabilities

My sister’s life is not a mistake: How Singapore’s first INAD patient bravely fights to live on

Amelia was actually born healthy. She had the ability to babble, to sit up and stand. However, she was not an easy baby to take care of. She would always be crying constantly, and my parents...

Movies & TV

Extraordinary Attorney Woo: Different doesn’t mean inferior

Netflix’s summer K-drama offering Extraordinary Attorney Woo has undoubtedly captured the hearts of many. The drama, which saw its first episode bring in a viewership rating of 0.9% (that’s...

Disabilities

Why we feel uncomfortable around disabled people

I once talked to a mother whose child had autism, and she told me of a heart-breaking experience. The mum had brought her child to Sunday school, but the child’s behaviour had upset the other mums...

Disabilities

I am autistic and I am blessed: How to move from autism awareness to autism acceptance

Who am I? Son of a pastor. Student at a prestigious institution. Track and field sprinter with multiple medals. This is how I would love to define myself. These parts of me bring such joy and pride...

Life & Death

“We have much to be thankful for”: Bible college lecturer and caregiver David Lang on the death of his daughter

Up until yesterday, 63-year-old David Lang had been the caregiver to his two adult children, Justina, 30, and Titus, 25. His other son Timothy had already passed away at a young age. Although...