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When My Personality Made Me Feel Inferior

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“S”—supportive. This implies I am someone who tends to play a support role better than a leadership role. That I am always on the agreeable side, and prefer to follow, not to lead. When I searched my heart, I knew that I did naturally tend to accommodate and value harmony, and I really had no desire to lead.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In My Panic-Buying, I Bagged More Than Rice

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“Can you go to the supermarket now and buy a few bags of rice? Supply is depleting from the shelves!” my husband said, in a concerned manner. It was the day major news outlets had just reported that Singapore’s Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level had turned from yellow to orange.

Reading the Bible Did Not Make Me A Better Christian

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One morning, our helper overheard and misunderstood a conversation I had with my husband. As a result, she was cold to me the entire morning, upset with what I had shared with my husband. She thought that I was complaining about her behind her back.

In My Mess, There’s Still Hope

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That Sunday, when I realized that I had messed up the timing yet again, I started to feel angry at myself, and regretted not being able to join the full worship session from beginning.

Truths I Wish to Share with My 20-Year-Old Self

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In my early twenties, I hated being single. I thought it meant that I was unattractive and unwanted.

When I Was Blinded By Success

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There was a period when I had offered to write almost one article a week to help my ministry team meet deadlines.  Even though my command of English is ordinary, I love relating to God’s Word and began writing a lot of my experiences and thoughts.

When Marriage Isn't Quite What You Hoped For

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I grew up with Ashley (not her real name) and we attended the same schools. We talked a lot about relationships when we were younger and the kind of married life we hoped for.

When Pursuing My Spiritual Gift Became My Idol

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I used to wonder what my spiritual gift was. I thought it was ushering because someone suggested I help out as an usher. Then one day, our pastor showed us a movie titled War Room. The main character was a faithful and God-loving woman who wrote down her prayers in a prayer closet and prayed about them daily.

4 Lessons From the Life of a Small Church Pastor

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The church I became a Christian in is probably one of the smallest churches in Singapore. I started attending it because the pastor’s wife—who happens to be my husband’s aunt—reached out to me during a period of trials. Through her, I found comfort in God's Word and a Christian community who really encouraged me.