Real Life, Real People

How I found freedom from my 6-year drug addiction

My mum was a tiger mum and the sole breadwinner of our household, hence she was always busy with work. My stay-at-home dad was pretty silent and very particular about cleanliness, so he would scold...

Life & Death

The car crash that saved my life

I was raised in a missionary family. At a young age, I received my calling for medical missions, so I left home for university to pursue medicine abroad. At university, juggling studying and working...

Discipleship

What does taking our thoughts captive mean?

NOTE: This article discusses the biblical principle behind taking our thoughts captive. Here it’s important to distinguish that there are mental illnesses (such as anxiety, ADHD, OCD, etc.)...

Mental Health

Losing all my friends in a single quarrel, the depressive thoughts began

TW: There is mention of self-harm and suicidal thoughts in this article. Anxiety gripped me. I couldn’t breathe properly. My heart hurt. The turmoil was overwhelming. I knew that it was all my...

Mental Health

After the panic attacks began, I faced depression and anxiety

My heart is pounding… My hands are shaking… I can’t breathe… The whole world is spinning… I’m gonna faint… Am I gonna die? These were the thoughts that were running through my mind when...

Illness

When God didn’t heal my mum of cancer

I waited with bated breath for mum’s message in the hospital hallway. My phone pinged. I saw image after image of a ugly red, fungating mass in a colon. Immediately, I shrunk into my hospital...

Life & Death

When I suddenly lost a dear friend to cardiac arrest

I remember 23 March 2022 as if it were yesterday. “They were unable to revive her,” my youth leader told me over the phone. “She passed away this morning.” Though I had lost my grandfather to...

Mental Health

Battling an eating disorder for five years, I found hope in Jesus

TW: This story includes mention of an eating disorder I want eyebrows like that girl. I want her figure. As I entered Primary School, I realised that comparing myself to others like that had somehow...

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...