Singleness was never a gift I asked God for. Instead, I have always desired companionship and to start my own family, so the more years I move up in my twenties, the more tempted I am to detest this gift and “exchange” it for the gift of marriage.
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74,675 diagnosed cases. 4,922 suspected cases. 2,121 deaths.
51 days have passed since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) first broke out on 31 December 2019, and it’s been 29 days since the cities (including mine) near Wuhan have been on a lockdown.
Many like myself have been banned from leaving our homes, uncertain of when we can resume work, or have resorted to working from home.
Parasite, a Korean film directed by Boon Joon Ho, made history as the first foreign language film to win four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Writing (Screenplay)–prompting comments from a news reporter that director Boon Joon Ho didn’t just make a movie, but started a movement for Asian films to gain global recognition.
To my 25-year-old self,
It’s now been three years since you questioned why God wouldn’t give you a boyfriend.
Believe it or not, I’m now the girl you envy: the one with the boyfriend.
I was listening to one of my favorite Christian radio shows, and the topic that day was fear. I thought to myself, “I really don’t have a problem with fear,” but I listened anyway. Fast forward about 10 years . . . Now I can tell you about fear.
I have found the biggest threat to my spiritual growth to be me, trying to work out the challenges I face by my own flesh. I have wasted much time trying to find answers on websites instead of God’s Word.
“How long do I have to wait?” I asked myself this question every day. I had recently stopped working my job in the US because of an unexpected delay in my immigration paperwork, and had no idea when it would be resolved.
I hope your new year is off to a good start.
That’s how I’ve been starting my emails lately—with a sincere wish.
The bad news that we’ve been reading and watching on the media this year have affected people I know on a personal level.
The day of the interview arrived, but I woke up late and forgot to pray. The thought occurred to me . . . God may not bless my interview because I forgot to spend time with Him in the morning.
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