Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

When loved ones say no, hold on to faith

A few times we almost argued. Once, I think, we did. But he remained stoic mostly, an unimpressionable picture of wisdom. I adored his principled ways, his indifference to grand reasoning. God, if my...

Finding Purpose

Do not fear: 3 reasons we can take courage

The most popular verse through 2023 was Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my...

Finding Purpose

Christian and Athlete: Can they co-exist?

Many Christian athletes wonder if they can pursue sport while still having a strong faith. Shawn, a national athlete turned coach, was one of them struggling to reconcile his faith with his sporting...

Mental Health

I was depressed, an alcoholic and an aimless wanderer… but God saved me

I am a victim of child abuse. Growing up, I experienced physical and emotional abuse from my parents, who were always very strict with me. While I recognise that some of these rules and restrictions...

Culture

“What if my birthday isn’t happy?”: Unpacking the phenomenon of Birthday Blues

Have you ever felt unexplained moodiness and sadness every time your birthday approaches? Every year when my birthday rolls around, I find myself feeling extremely blue. And I can’t remember...

Finding Purpose

Teacher’s Day: Burning questions from educators answered by a four-decade veteran principal

PETER TAN is a four-decade veteran educator who has served as a principal for 24 years across schools like ACS (Junior), ACS (Barker Road) and Queensway Secondary School. Peter, who is also legally...

Personalities

“Achievement is excellence”: The lie that many athletes believe

One of the most dangerous lies which athletes believe is that achievement is excellence. I personally believed this lie for years. ‘Lord, make this race your testimony’: SEA Games 2023...

Missions

In the red-light district of Shinjuku, where God broke my heart for Japan

I first decided to go to Japan for a short-term missions (STM) trip because I was interested in Japanese culture like manga, anime and their food. It was during each trip that God revealed to me more...

Personalities

Yeo Jia Min: Talent is God’s gift to us, how we use it is our gift to Him

Going into this year’s SEA Games, Yeo Jia Min wrestled with mixed feelings; she was not going to take part in the individual event despite her really wanting to.  Midway through SEA Games, she,...