Money Matters

Is it okay to want to be rich?

I used to be obsessed with money. It was something my family lacked, so wealth represented power, status and a worry-free life. My family suffered in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis....

Finding Purpose

How do I find my calling in life?

The Bible suggests that God has a special plan for you.* Not merely your choice of work or course of study, but why you exist. It’s a lofty ideal – the elegant union of power, significance,...

Money Matters

Confessions of a pok kai student: How I learnt to stop fighting the tithe

Tithe, said my cell leader. My reaction: Why? I’m just a student – a poor one, to boot. To my mind, tithing only starts when I first draw an income. To give as a student was not only something I...

Discipleship

The problem with fairy tale endings

I had never heard of “Eddie the Eagle”, never knew an Olympian with this nickname existed. But when I saw the poster of the film starring Hugh Jackman — who is an absolute class act — I knew...

Missions

Help for the harvesters: The ‘elbows’ in support of missionaries

Think of a missionary and your vision will probably be along the lines of: Someone who leaves behind his job, family and comfortable lifestyle to travel around to world, usually to some remote...

Workplace

I let OT crush my soul

Some summers back I earned a highly coveted internship at a renowned design studio. It was like a dream come true – I really couldn’t have asked for more. Little did I know that it was going to...

Work

Grand design: My creativity is not mine

Design can move people, it can connect, it can tug at heartstrings, it can resonate, and it can touch souls. Design is also known to be a reflection of a designer’s innermost character and...

Finding Purpose

‘It’s not about how much money we make. It’s about how many lives we impact’

Tennis is often described as a gentlemen’s sport. Hit the ball across the net, and back. Strategise. Know your opponent. At Ignite Tennis Academy, head coach Jaime Wong aims to instil all these and...