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3 Things I've Learned As a Single in My 30s

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Now that I’ve hit my 30s, the reality that I might remain single for the rest of my life, and that life would more or less remain status quo looms over me with each passing year. On a larger scale, this journey of singleness has taught me three important things about God’s provision and purpose for my life.

5 Steps to Handling Money Well

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Money. Practically speaking, we need it to live. We use it to get food, clothes. . . to secure a place to live. To some extent, it influences nearly every decision we make every day. How can Christians keep something so pervasive from becoming an unhealthy, idolized presence in our lives?

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.

I Found Contentment In My Financial Limitation

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One Sunday at church, my five-year-old niece and her family sat in the row in front of me. All of a sudden, she turned back and asked me innocently, "Aunty Agnes, how did you come to church today?"

I've Arrived. Now What?

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It’s been a year since I graduated college, and so much has happened already! I've been blessed with a fun and challenging job in my field of study.

Landing in the Pig Pen Instead of My Dream Job

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As I walked into the farm yard in my pink-striped wellies and oversized farm gear, I was hopeful that this job would only be for a couple of weeks.

Behind Happy Social Media Posts

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Whenever I scroll through Facebook or microblogging site Weibo, I will always look with envy at the lovely photos of my friends’ travelling escapades, their new branded products, and delicious food that they enjoy. Based on these photos, I have to conclude that their lives must be going swimmingly.

Are We Really #Blessed?

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Recently, I was intrigued to learn that one of the hashtags that took social media by storm in the past few years wasn’t a new concept—or new word, for that matter. It was the word “blessed”. A quick scroll through Instagram will show at least 72 million posts tagged with #blessed.

It wasn't just excessive spending, it was more.

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Ask any good Christian where their comfort comes from and their answer would be Christ. My source of comfort starts with C too, but I’m afraid it’s something else: Clothes.