HIV Turned My Life Around—For Good

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Sometime in 2017, a coworker who knew that I was an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, asked if I could accompany him for an HIV test. I agreed and decided to also get myself tested. When I received the test results, I was stunned. I was HIV positive.

What If I Never Get My Dream Job?

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If we rewind to my high school years, my dream was to be a military pilot. It was a dream planted in me by my father. He wasn’t a pilot or even in the military, but we shared so many common interests, and watching planes was one of them.

Feeling Overwhelmed by Information?

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At first his opinion sounded okay, especially given the fact that he was proclaimed an expert. But the more I listened, the more I felt a check in my spirit. Something didn’t sit quite right with me.

I Was on the Brink of Killing Myself

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Planning my route to the place where I wanted to kill myself, I cried out to God in utter desperation for the first, and what I thought would be, the last time.

4 Tips to Connect Better with Workmates Through Covid

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Alas, the arrival of COVID-19 has changed the way we work and interact with our workmates. And for some of us, we haven’t physically met with our workmates for almost half a year now. In spite of that, we still have an opportunity to build a deeper relationship with them

What Almost Ruined a Relationship before It Got Started

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With a passing glance, I thought he was a homeless man who had wandered into church. But then he started handing out weekly programs, and as people greeted him by name, I realized I was more of a stranger than he was.

I Thought Cancer Would Ruin Me, But It Gave Me a New Beginning

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I was 34 when I was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, a type of head and neck cancer behind the nose. But what hit me like a ton of bricks that day was the news that followed: my cancer had already advanced to stage 4A.

How I Learned to Give up Control of My Life

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As I prodded through those six months of painful waiting, I realized that throughout my previous experiences, I had not sought God’s guidance for my life, but leaned on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Discontented with my circumstances, I had barged ahead and did what I thought best for myself—which led me down a path of unnecessary pain and meaningless striving.

Wait, God?! I Thought You Called Me to This?

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Ten years ago, when I was graduating high school and facing the prospect of starting college at a public university located in the middle of a cornfield in western Michigan, I had a plan. The primary issue with the Plan, (though, looking at it objectively, there are numerous), was that it was mine.