Finding Purpose

Personal calling: 3 stories of finding purpose

Many people believe that success is the ultimate goal in life. Success, then, is often measured by things like material possessions, status and popularity. With these standards in mind, some...

Real Life, Real People

How I found freedom from my 6-year drug addiction

My mum was a tiger mum and the sole breadwinner of our household, hence she was always busy with work. My stay-at-home dad was pretty silent and very particular about cleanliness, so he would scold...

Finding Purpose

A reflection on vocation: What was I made and put here on earth to do?

About 15 years ago, I was considering a change in career for the first time. I had graduated over a year before from computer engineering and was working in IT, but I was not doing well. Having had a...

Discipleship

Waiting well: 3 Ds to thrive in the “not yet”

In Passion Week, Silent Saturday is a day that’s about waiting. Jesus lies silent in a tomb which is sealed up, the situation does not look good and everyone’s spirits are low. Though this took...

Music

Christina Mary Aung: How a singer left fame and fortune to lead worship

With more than 722,000 followers on Facebook alone, CHRISTINA MARY AUNG is a household name in Myanmar who shot to fame through her time on The X Factor Myanmar. Having embarked on the journey to...

Finding Purpose

I was a chef, until my arm stopped working

It all began one day when my shoulder started hurting. At first I thought it was just a bad case of stiff neck, but it worsened to the point that I couldn’t turn my neck anymore. So I went to a...

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...