Family

Family

How I finally grew out of youngest child syndrome

Family is important to me. Family is important to my family. People who know us know our family as close. I’ve never known whether they were right or wrong, probably because I’ve been the one...

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...

Relationships

When family relationships hurt, take heart

When family relationships are estranged and acrimonious, the festive season may not be worth looking forward to. To top it off, if all of these are coming from a Christian household, it can be...

Family

“Don’t take family for granted”: How prayer and persistence got this Malaysian home for CNY

For the first time in two years, Malaysian Xie Ming Feng (30) was able to head back to Johor Bahru (JB) to be reunited with his family — just in time for Chinese New Year. Ming Feng is glad to able...

Devotionals

5 people in the Bible who inspire us to be brave

It’s the Year of the Tiger this Chinese New Year. Did you know the tiger represents bravery in Chinese culture? While we don’t believe in superstitions, it’s a good reminder to have...

Relationships

This CNY, here’s how to express your appreciation through the 5 love languages

I must confess that I’m not a big fan of Chinese New Year (CNY). It generally feels a bit too superficial for my liking (too many big parties with some people I’m not particularly close to and...

Relationships

5 clever comebacks to the most popular questions you’ll get at CNY

For some 29 years now – of which I was responsive for about 20 (there are gaps) – I have been going to Chinese New Year gatherings. That alone makes me highly qualified to write an article on how...

Christmas

The Distance Between: What lengths would you go to for those you love?

It was in 2015 when a seed for the migrant worker community was planted in one young man’s heart. Ang Wei Ming was 19 when he went down to HealthServe as a volunteer with Singapore Youth for...

Family

A letter to my brothers who struggle with special needs

Growing up, our family are the people we’re closest to, but sometimes they are also the cause of our greatest heartaches.  Middle child Daniel* (19) tell us about his struggles in learning how to...