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...

Culture

Winning the battle against Murphy’s Law

Have you ever had one of those days where everything that can go wrong goes wrong? You wake up 30 minutes late for work. You’re in panic mode; you’re out of the house in record speed. You...

Work

Just started work at your first job? How to transition from student to salaried worker

I’d been a student for 16 years, so when it was (finally) time to graduate, I threw my mortarboard into the air with glee. It was freedom at last, no more assignments, presentations, late...

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...

Money Matters

What your spending habits say about you

When I got my first paycheque, I finally felt like a grown-up. No longer would I have to ask my parents for more allowance to buy clothes and watch movies. Holidays were no longer limited to church...

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...

Workplace

How to grow the church – in your office

After spending my early 20s helping to rebuild my church’s youth ministry from a dwindling group of 15 jaded young people to a healthy, growing community of more than 80 believers, I was certain...

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...