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One and Whole: How I Learned to Love Being Single

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When our leader closed the session by praying that all of the singles—me included—would soon meet Mr. Right, it reinforced my impression that even within the church, many see singlehood as something for a woman to wait out, to cope with, to endure. The way the world—and even the church today—views singlehood is a striking contrast to Paul’s take on it as laid out in 1 Corinthians 7.
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5 Myths About Faithfulness

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We all struggle with faithfulness from time to time, but sometimes, we may be experiencing guilt about the wrong thing or feeling frustrated because our ideas of what faithfulness looks like aren’t playing out in our lives. Here are five myths we may be holding onto about what it really means to be faithful.

3 Steps to Decide Whether You Should Step Up and Serve

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While serving is a privilege, work has been busy, and my weekends are taken up with church commitments—so I knew it would be hard for me to take it on. But the thought of rejecting the request when it was a valid need made me feel terrible. Several thoughts rang in my head: Was I being selfish? Would I disappoint my leader if I said no?

Don't Worry—You Were Made For Such A Time As This

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"Effective tomorrow, the entire island will be placed on a curfew. No one is to leave their homes. Any business or person breaking this new law will be fined and sentenced to one year in prison,” announced the Premier. My heart drummed. “Did he just say what I think he just said?” I thought to myself. The situation had escalated.

When Striving Made Me Ugly

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I had just come out of a season of serving as a worship leader and coordinator in my campus ministry. God moved powerfully and the students grew in their intimacy with Him, and in the knowledge of Him. However, with great growth came great challenges—in the form of relational conflicts.

3 Signs That You’re Burned Out from Serving

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29 September, 2010. That was the day I realized I was burned out. As a young Christian undergraduate, I thought that I was immune to burnout. After all, wasn’t I doing everything “right” by serving in multiple church and campus ministries every week?

Living With Purpose

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Title: Living With Purpose Artwork by: Sarah Ang (@salahong) Description: Singapore…

ODJ: keeping promises

Regret. That’s what I felt after my first day of volunteering. From my perspective, I had spent the whole time doing nothing, and I couldn’t imagine spending another precious Sunday doing the same pointless thing from 1 to 9 p.m. But I’d made a promise, having told the event planners that I would help out for two Sundays.Have you ever wanted to break a promise?P