Entries by Shawn Quah

How Can I Serve God While Battling Depression?

Charles Spurgeon? Depression?

I first heard of Charles Spurgeon from my pastor when he shared some insightful quotes from Spurgeon’s many sermons. At the time, I remember being immensely awed by this “giant” of a preacher—and it never occurred to me that someone like Spurgeon would struggle with depression.

What If I’ve Lost My Passion?

At an early age, I was already aware of my love for computing, and everything I did was geared towards that end. So, it would be natural to think that after working in the industry for 10 years, I would go on to greater heights. However, after 10 years, my feelings towards my field of work waned.

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A Letter To My Future Wife

Dear (Future) Wife, It’s the day after our wedding, doesn’t it feel surreal? Watching you walk down the aisle in your white gown yesterday, I couldn’t stop thanking God for bringing you into my life.

What if God Takes Away My Gift?

I love writing poems. It’s my way of expressing my feelings, thoughts, and frustrations. My very first poem was about a girl (as you may already have guessed). She was someone I had admired from afar but never dared to approach.

When Trials Come: Fight or Flight?

I have a tendency to take on more than I should. At times, it’s to prove to myself that I can handle it. At other times, it’s to please someone and gain recognition for my efforts. This sometimes leads to stress and in a worst-case scenario, depression.

How I Managed Doubt In My Life

When I was in primary school, I used to stammer. This speech impediment hampered my conversations with friends, teachers, and parents, leaving me with feelings of inadequacy.