Jessica Tanoesoedibjo: Why I Donate My Birthdays Away

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As the daughter of an Indonesian billionaire, Jessica Tanoesoedibjo, 25, could have spent her time and money on throwing lavish parties or jet-setting around the world to enjoy herself. Instead, she uses her birthday to raise funds for social causes such as anti-slavery, clean water, and disaster relief.

What Happens When We Forget to Pray

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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.
YMI Editor's Picks - Best of 2019

Editor’s Picks: The Best of 2019

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This year, we set out to explore Jesus' command in Luke 10:27 to love God with everything that we have. We published over 225 articles, produced 24 artspace projects, and 3 videos across 4 themes and a range of topics. Here are the articles, artspace projects, and videos that captured your attention the most.
Ready to Unwrap YMI's highlights for 2019?

YMI’s 2019 Highlights

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Christmas may be over, but we still have one more gift for you to unwrap this year! Are you ready?

From Instagram to Real Life: We Are All Influencers

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I first realized the extent of my influence from an Amazon book listing. I’d discovered a book I thought would be helpful to the readers of my website and followers on social media. It was a great book, and seemed relevant to their needs.

Editor’s Picks: Best of "Why Do I Do?"

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Take a journey with us as we reflect back on the last three months of 2019, and how we can love God with all that we do, big and small.
Daniel Hamlin

Daniel Hamlin: Finding Purpose beyond the Waves

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Daniel believed he’d discovered his life’s purpose in a career in the pro-surfing industry. However on a surf trip to Nicaragua in his mid-20s that was set to become his big break, Daniel couldn’t help but feel like something was missing.

Lisa Anderson: Creating A Safe Space for Teen Moms

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Shame and helplessness were among the emotions Lisa Anderson fought when she fell pregnant at 17-years-old. Prior to her pregnancy, she had had a rough few years, starting with her mom leaving the family when she was just 15. Her mom’s departure led to a breakdown in her relationship with God.

When My Life Slowed to a Standstill

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One moment I was standing in the middle of a room at church, and the next I was being half-carried out and sent home in a car. My right kneecap had suddenly felt too unstable to support me, as if it were about to be dislocated.  After that, I was unable to walk without crutches for about a month.