Finding Purpose

Full-time under 30: I didn’t want to be called “pastor”

Truth be told, being a pastor was never something I aspired towards. I just had a deep love for the youth ministry, and a strong desire to be a part of what God was doing in His church and in my...

Money Matters

My father’s taxi: My family wasn’t rich, and I was bullied for it

The year was 2000. I was enrolling into primary school, and my father had just obtained his taxi driver’s vocational licence some three years after the Asian Financial Crisis. After multiple failed...

Money Matters

Help, I’m a blur sotong: How to save money

With the GST hike coming into effect, I know of quite a few friends around me who are gearing up for it — they’ve bought what they needed in advance last year and are preparing for fewer social...

How-tos & Handles

MBTI: Understanding your personality type for personal growth

With the year coming to a close, it’s about that time when people reflect on their growth throughout the year. As a personality type enthusiast (with a self-declared major in the Myers-Briggs Type...

Workplace

How missing out on a promotion became a good thing

How could this be? Have I not proven myself enough since I joined this company? Eyes glued to my laptop screen, I dragged my mouse from the start of the video to the end over and over. I was sure I...

Real Life, Real People

“No one likes to talk about failure”: Former Team Singapore archer on missing the mark and finding true victory

In archery, as in Christianity, we continuously strive for perfection while knowing we will never reach it. We all know the goal: to hit the bull’s eye every time. Yet, more often than not, we miss...

Finding Purpose

I learnt to stop obsessing over God’s will in my life

In my late teens and early twenties, fresh-faced and uni-bound, questions and concerns about God’s will for my life often dominated my thoughts. “What was God calling me to do?” “What was my...

Work

I wanted to stop being a workaholic

“Are you surviving?” my colleague would ask.  “No,” I replied, and we laughed it off, thinking it was just something everyone goes through during busy season at work. But the truth was,...

Discipleship

My Game, His Glory: How Athletes in Action SG got its kickoff to reach the sports world

In 2009, my Bible study group and I played football every Wednesday with a motley crew of non-believing polytechnic students, to the point that we signed up for an eight-month-long sporting league...