pain

COVID-19

Being positive with COVID: What I learnt from 10 days of solitude

On October 7, I felt a sudden sore throat in the evening. I bought Strepsils and rested. I had a fever that night and it subsided by evening on the next day. I went for a prayer meeting thereafter,...

Devotionals

5 people in the Bible who got through tough times (and how!)

Everyone goes through difficult times. Some may be struggling with an exam season, others may be going through a painful breakup. Certainly, all of us are going through the current COVID-19 pandemic....

News

The crisis in Afghanistan and the comfort of God

I couldn’t sleep the night when news of what was happening in Afghanistan broke. How could I, knowing that someone on the other side of the world had nowhere to turn, no safe shelter to rest in, no...

Mental Health

Struck down but not destroyed: Lessons on life from a Perepat tree

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” These words of the Apostle Paul in 2...

Illness

Living with pain that doesn’t go away

Not many people know about this, but I struggle with chronic pain. It’s mostly deep in my neck and back. A combination of injury and poor posture. And that would be bad enough as is… But...

How-tos & Handles

5 survival tips to endure to the end (or just one more day)

Into the first week of working from home full-time and nurturing my body back to better health before I go back to the doctor for my recently diagnosed condition in two months’ time, I found myself...

Faith

“You can’t stop pain and tears from coming, but you can keep joy from going,” says John Piper

Does joy follow suffering? Or is there joy within suffering? For Pastor John Piper, those are natural questions to ask because every human being will experience both of them.  Speaking at the online...

Health

When wounds become scars

As I sat at SGH’s Block 9 waiting to collect my brother’s body, I couldn’t believe the conversation I was having with the funeral director. “We have coffins in white, brown, black. Which...

Faith

Dying from the pain of autoimmune disease, I was desperate for a miracle

For more than 10 years, Adalena Koh has washed the feet of the elderly and delivered food to their homes as their friend. It looks remarkable from the outside, but what others may not see is what...