When Work and Worth Get Too Cozy

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Many mornings, I hit snooze one too many times and, since I’m then rushed for time, my devotions are the thing that gets skipped. If I’m not doing my devotions daily and studying God’s Word to better know Him, what am I missing out on in terms of worthiness and relationship with God?

3 Questions to Ask When You're Job-Hunting

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I struggled a lot after graduation, asking God what I should do with my life. I could not find a job in the industry of my choice, so I took one I knew I wouldn’t stay at. Work was not the meaningful, passionate experience I had imagined it would be. Instead, it turned out to be mundane, filled with politics, office gossip, and sometimes, simply a survival game to get to the top. I started thinking about what I wanted to do in the long-term. How should I work for the Lord and find satisfaction in my toil for Him?

Learning to Love in a Toxic Relationship

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It was my worst nightmare. The phone call that my mom was in jail and I needed to bail her out. I knew she wasn’t completely innocent. On the ride home, the jabs started right away. I didn’t know how to love my mother, much less lovingly support her as I bailed her out of jail and brought her home to live with me.

3 Things I Learned When I Couldn't Find A Job

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Fresh out of college, I decided to dedicate one year to serving in a non-profit organization involved in youth outreach work. I figured, Hey! I’m young and I’m armed with a good degree from a good university. I shouldn’t have trouble finding a job later. I was wrong. Perhaps right now you are in the same position I was back then, worrying about your job prospects in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. If so, I hope the lessons I’m about to share will help you through this uncertain and trying time.

How to Argue with Your Significant Other

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What comes to mind when you hear the word argue? In the past, it denoted something negative in my mind—quarrels laced with pent up frustration and misunderstanding. I hated arguing because of the resulting tension and awkwardness, so I would avoid it at all costs.

How to Grow in Faith When You Feel Stuck

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In the beginning, my heart was filled with hope and enthusiasm. I prayed to God and told Him that if He wanted me back in Singapore, I would obey. However, if His will was for me to stay in the UK, that doors of opportunity would open. I continued with my job hunt and actively expanded my network in hopes of meeting a future employer. But as time went by, my hope and enthusiasm waned. My applications were rejected one after another. Even my writing submissions were declined.

How Can I Serve God While Battling Depression?

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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.

Are You Weak Enough for God to Use You?

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I’ve always struggled with separation anxiety. For a long time, venturing to other countries for study or work seemed impossible. But at 19, I ended up going overseas alone. I did a five-month internship in San Francisco as part of my school curriculum.

I Had A Promising Career, But I Felt No Peace

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At the age of 24, I had a promising career ahead of me. I had just assumed a high ranking position in an organization whose vision aligned with my own passion for conserving God's creation. I had a title that I could brag about to my friends, which gave me a sense of pride. However, as months went by, I found it difficult to match up to my company’s expectations and my performance at work began to decline.