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No One Said It Would Be Easy

No One Said It Would Be Easy

The Bible is clear about the steps of obedience we need to take to love our enemies. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” —Matthew 5:44-45 (ESV) “But I say to […]

Do I have Wanderlust or “Wonderlust”?

Ever wished the Lord would pluck you out of your misery or stagnant life and place you somewhere else instead? Some might add, “Where the sun, sea and beach are please!” At some point, we probably spent a good amount of time calculating our days of leave, seeking out […]

What are you searching for?

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What are you searching for?

The recent media attention on Robin Williams’ suicide started me thinking about how having a seemingly unquenchable void or desire in one’s life can be so devastating. April 8, 1994. On that day 20 years ago, millions of music fans across the globe awoke to a disturbing news. Kurt Cobain, lead […]

Why is it so hard to pray?

God has been speaking to me about prayer over the past few days. So, today, as I flipped my laptop open, pretty certain about what I wanted to write, I was all of a sudden filled with an inexplicable sense of uncertainty. What can I say about prayer, […]

It was like death had played a cruel prank

For a week, I was glued to news updates on the status and stories of three ill-fated passenger airlines. My heart went out to the passengers who were killed and their grieving family members. It could very well have been someone I knew.

Movie Review: Hercules

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Movie Review: Hercules

The recent blockbuster movie Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson follows a different storyline from Disney’s version. The Hercules we are introduced to at the start is a mercenary. His reputation as half-god and half-mortal is only legend up to this point. With his astonishing strength and legendary reputation, he fought in battles, […]

“I jumped on the opportunity…”

“I jumped on the opportunity…”

It all began five years ago when I chanced upon the pictures in my friend’s photo album, taken with his then newly acquired DSLR camera. “You have a really good camera!” I exclaimed. My interest in photography was piqued. Shortly after, this same friend of mine lost […]

My maiden solo trip

My maiden solo trip

We all need pauses in life. I take my pauses in various ways, from one-hour hangouts at little cafes to short staycations in Singapore. I make it a point to have such pauses, such me-and-God times. To reflect, to rest, and to recharge. This year, I decided to […]

God is unfair

God is unfair

God is unfair. He is biased. Partiality is in Him. We have compelling evidences to proof this is true. First, consider Case 01: Jeremy. Jeremy wakes up in the morning with bizarre perplexity and hits the hay in pondering thought. Confusion is his constant companion. He wanders, Why am I here? […]

(Another) Piece of Relationship Advice

(Another) Piece of Relationship Advice

With the (somewhat) recent proliferation of online magazines and the tsunami of relationship advice that comes with it, young people are bombarded with ideas of love, relationships, and marriage. And I suspect that this is what you are thinking about too. We’re all at that distressing stage in life where relatives (you […]

Why read a Christian book?

Why read a Christian book?

Some books are written to help you get the most out of your Bible study time. They could be books such as Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach that give you tools for studying the Bible on your own, or they could be […]

Existential Crisis

Existential Crisis

Do you sometimes have bouts of insecurity where you fret about the future in general? If you do, don’t worry, you are not alone! But sometimes this journey really does feel lonely, doesn’t it? There […]

What type of football fan are you?

What type of football fan are you?

The World Cup season has revealed a host of different football fans that exist; all intently watching the matches for many different reasons. Upon closer inspection, many interesting parallels can be drawn from it to provide […]

Go! Trust Me.

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Go! Trust Me.

Abraham was told to uproot and leave everything he had ever known to go in search of a land that God had promised him; and he did just that! Hebrews 11 remembers him as a man of […]

Courage

Courage

By Calvin Woo Fear is what draws us back most of the time. When we intend to step out from our comfort zone, when we are facing our greatest fear, when we are trying to change—fear is that one thing that draws our feet back to the door.  Bamp! You shut the door; breathe in […]