Friendship

Real Life, Real People

Bullied into a corner – and there I met grace

I was a late bloomer; as recently as six years ago I lacked assets, to say the least. As you might imagine, I was teased and taunted with all kinds of nasty names. Airport runway. It isn’t a big...

Worldview

I don’t shun you for your beliefs. Could I ask the same from you?

Christians? Haters. Bigots. Hypocrites. Party-poopers. Wet blankets. I’ve heard it all before. I come from an arts school and creative background, so I have friends — many friends, in fact...

Friendship

Who are your good friends?

I’m insatiably curious about people. I find myself constantly seeking out what stories lie behind a name. Through conversations, I get to find out what makes people tick, what makes them sad...

Relationships

Labels: Are we more than friends?

I like hanging out with the boys. They offer a different dimension to friendship. In some ways, guys and their perspective keep me grounded. I appreciate their practicality and the way they’re...

Worldview

Coming out Christian

I am the worst at confrontation. Don’t let the volume of my voice and weight of my words fool you. It’s probably why I enjoy giving speeches rather than engaging in debates. Join the fight? Pick...

Discipleship

Guard your heart

The other day I asked God why I was given this heart. The one I have looks like it’s about to fall apart; it’s purple with bruises and has weathered through heartbreaks. I’ve...

Finding Purpose

Why be like everyone else? Just be you

Let’s say you’ve just entered a room. You don’t know anyone there. So you spend a bit of time observing everyone. How they move. When they speak. Where they stop. Their facial...

Friendship

You can’t sit with us

My sister was shoved into a locker by a bunch of bullies when she was just 10 years old. It became a daily routine for her. Just like how she had to eat her lunch in a toilet cubicle each day....

Real Life, Real People

I thought I knew love, until it almost destroyed me

I love people. From a young age, I poured my life and heart onto others, especially the boys I was leading in church. As their mentor and older brother, I tutored them, played sports and music with...