Mental Health

Struggling with body image, I couldn’t see how I was fearfully and wonderfully made

Primary School was where it all started. Wah, Abigail! You’re so fat leh! This one comment struck me in Primary 4, when a boy exclaimed it in front of the whole class. It stung.  That was when I...

Mental Health

Walking with God through Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Jolting up in the night with blurred vision Twitching Chest pains Pain in the arm that felt like a heart attack Feeling constantly on edge Facial numbness Tingling in the limbs Migraines When I found...

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...