Finding Purpose

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...

Family

What a mother would give up for you

When I graduated from medical school in 2007, the plan at that time was to become a general practitioner. But then I became pregnant with our first child, Josiah – and I struggled with whether I...

Workplace

Why I love my work, where I am, whatever it is

Work. It’s a scary word. From a young age I got the impression work wasn’t a good thing, just something we had to do. My family had always struggled financially. Though my parents...

Work

So you call yourself a filmmaker, musician, actor, artist. What makes you say that?

I was interviewed recently for a magazine. The writer asked for my occupation. “Should it read: Josiah Ng, 27, Filmmaker? I heard you were a filmmaker?” I paused and surprised even...

Discipleship

I could do things my way – but there’s a better way

Throughout the years, my heart has been yearning for things that God has not been giving to me. I yearned for a reputable career in the creative industry, but I’m now a full-time ministry...

Real Life, Real People

The credit analyst who left everything behind for an unpaid internship in Cambodia

When I was younger in the faith, I used to hate the idea of working in the church office. That was my only concept of what full-time ministry could look like. I had the perception that it would...

Real Life, Real People

Full-time under 30: I gave up a banking career to work with at-risk kids in Thailand

Like many of my peers in university, I wanted to pursue a career in wealth management with one of Singapore’s top banks. I remember writing out a progression plan for a career planning module,...

Finding Purpose

The danger of self-help

Help? We are all searching for purpose, meaning and fulfilment in the lives we lead. We are a people looking for help. Although we try to appear put together on the outside, the rate at which...

Finding Purpose

Stop comparing yourself to others – you’re better than that

HOW TO OVERCOME THE SPIRIT OF COMPARISON 1. Celebrate each other’s successes It’s generally easier for us to suffer with others easier than to rejoice with them. If someone is doing...