Secondary

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...

Secondary

5 ways to make the most of your school holidays

It’s the holidays!  Can’t wait to sleep past noon and catch up on Netflix? Prefer to pack your calendar to the brim with internships, meeting people, working part-time and preparing for...

Secondary

“I am with you always”: How I encountered God in shot put

The Lord has taught me many things throughout my nine years of being an athlete. But if I had to use one word to sum up my experience, it would be “faithful”. Growing up, my size as a...

Post-secondary

A Millennial walks into a room full of praying Gen Zs … and leaves full of hope

I thought I was young until I talked to someone born in 2003 … and realised that I was 30 (but still 29) this year. I remember the days when I was 20 … and when I blinked, I was suddenly...

Post-secondary

Meet the team behind Thir.st Youth Nights

A place for youths, by youths, to be reignited for Christ. That was the vision that Pastor Amos Pang (Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church, BBTC) shared with eight youths from Poly Revival, Praying...

Post-secondary

God is moving in our schools: Encouraging stories from prayer groups

Many students in Singapore strive for academic excellence, popularity or just to survive. But isn’t there so much more to that? We believe in a God of limitless power who reigns over the...

Outreach

Sharing the gospel through 4 years of rejection, my friend finally encountered Jesus

Back in 2019, I was in Secondary 1 and faced verbally bullying behind my back. As such, I wanted to transfer out to another school — and there were actually vacancies when my mum checked for me....

Studies & NS

What does doing my best in school look like?

Whenever exam season is around the corner, the air begins to be filled with constant declarations of “just do your best”. In these moments, I find myself stuck with a nagging thought: What...

Secondary

Drowning in despair during the O-Levels, I heard the audible voice of God

I have always lamented the fact that I didn’t win the genetic lottery when it comes to intelligence. As my name’s (Emily) meaning suggests, I am “diligent” and “industrious”. But...