Charmain Sim

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Do We Take Our Words Seriously?

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A few years ago, I was serving at Sunday school. One day, the head teacher asked if I could help transcribe kids’ praise songs onto manila cardboards, to be used in future sessions.

Are We Guilty of Slander?

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Do you remember Mean Girls, the 2004 teen comedy hit starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams? In the movie, there was one object pivotal to the plot—the Burn Book.

Let's Get Real with Brandon Ho

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If you recognise his trademark one-dimpled grin, that’s because Brandon Ho is a familiar face in the Malaysian entertainment scene. He’s usually playing one of these roles: TV host, emcee, actor, YouTuber. Last year, Brandon added another role to his repertoire: podcast host. But unlike his previous projects, Let’s Get Real is the first time Brandon—who is vocal about his faith on his social media platforms—is discussing the Christian faith openly with other prominent Christians in Malaysia.
Painting of newly married couple celebrating

Have We Missed the Point of Marriage?

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The bells toll cheerily. The doors fling open and confetti swirls in the air as bride and groom emerge, all smiles and laughter. Waving goodbye, Cinderella and Prince Charming kiss as their carriage rides away into the sun. The scene is one I can recall too easily.
Illustration of a boy with a bird

3 Ways to Glorify God With Your Emotions

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Motherhood has revealed that I’m not the calm person I once thought I was. One minute, I’m upset with my son for not cleaning up his toys; the next, I’m laughing as he pats his crayons to sleep. Joy, frustration, delight, exhaustion, empathy, impatience, excitement, sadness—it’s a daily rollercoaster of emotions.

5 Reasons I Believe in the Trinity

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Ten years ago, I rejected the doctrine of the Trinity. I grew up with the concept that there is one God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Baby jesus in the nativity scene

Why I’m In Awe of Baby Jesus

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This month, I celebrate one year of motherhood. Yes, that means my baby has turned a year old, and what a year it has been! It may be a cliché, but what's been said about motherhood is true: it's tiring, trying, and stretching, yet every single bit of it is worth it.

Why Elisabeth Elliot Matters

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A prolific speaker and writer, Elisabeth was one of the most influential Christian women of our time, best known for her writings about missions, gender roles, romance, and living right with God.
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Battling Futility in Motherhood

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My baby cries. I look at the clock and sigh. Quickly, I finish drying the plate and get him from his cot. Here we go again.