panic

Culture

Are you a fear superspreader?

I wonder if you do something like this or can relate: Breaking news comes in about the coronavirus, e.g. a new variant was detected at a mall you and your family had just visited a week ago. You rush...

Devotionals

What is your hope built on?

COVID-19 has plunged the world into unprecedented chaos and affected each and every one of us profoundly. No one is spared the grief and disappointment wrought by this potent pathogen. In difficult...

COVID-19

Why panic-buy when you can have peace instead?

We’re not looking so good tonight, if my WhatsApp chats and reports from social media are anything to go by. I’m talking about the panic-buying and mass hysteria that have hit our little...

COVID-19

“We are prepared to die today,” says frontline doctor

When did it all begin? Perhaps it was the night I tossed and turned after reading the scientific medical journal, as the seriousness of COVID-19 dawned upon me. I had seen hundreds of patients with...

COVID-19

What kind of world did I just wake up to?

I woke up this morning to a barrage of WhatsApp messages with photos, texts, memes and even some unkind, mocking comments about panic-buying at the supermarkets. I didn’t think too much of it...

Mental Health

What having anxiety taught me about God

For as long as I can remember, I’ve grappled with some form of anxiety. And as a Jesus-loving, church-going “good Christian girl”, I’ve often found myself stuck trying to reconcile my faith...