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...

Real Life, Real People

From rock star to PhD scholarship holder: A man’s search for the meaning of life

Trigger warning: This article contains mention of suicide. Growing up, I was sometimes bullied for being different. These experiences made me feel really small and very insecure about who I was. I...

Illness

Sacrificial love: Would you donate your kidney to save someone you love?

Samantha* (48) is a full-time ministry worker who is bright and cheerful. If you were meeting her for the first time, you wouldn’t be able to guess that she underwent a major surgery just four...

Life & Death

“We need more willing channels of God’s revival”: A tribute to Canon James Wong

Rev Canon Dr James Wong was called home to the Lord on April 8 at the age of 82. His funeral service was held this afternoon on April 12. Serving faithfully for 41 years with the Anglican Diocese of...