Tracy Phua

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Poor But Rich In God

Having come from an average-income family, there have been many times in my life when I wished I was richer. Recently, I caught myself turning into a green-eyed monster when I saw my friends buying new cars and dining at Instagram-worthy spots.
Mother holding her baby up in the air

5 Humbling Lessons I’ve Learned As a New Mom

As I’m writing this article, my 3½-month-old baby is stretching in her rocker and “talking” to herself. It amazes me how much she has grown in these past months—from a wrinkly, frowning newborn to a chubby, still frowning baby.
Passenger on their phone in the car

Relationship Distractions: 5 Big Culprits

I’ll be the first to admit that I am easily distracted. More than once (all right, I’ll admit it’s more like every other week), my husband has pointed out that I was not listening to him when he talked because I was either trying to figure out when we last did the laundry, what to eat for dinner or was watching a Buzzfeed video on useful cooking tips.

3 Ways To Stop Self Pity

I threw a pity party recently. It all began a few days before Christmas, when my dad suffered a stroke and had to be hospitalized.

3 Ways to Reconcile Our Differences

Elton John was right in his song, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”. It is always hard to say “sorry” in an argument.

Why I Started Thinking About The Resurrection

I was having dinner with a good friend one evening, when she suddenly asked, “So what exactly is Good Friday all about?” It was the first time anyone had asked me such a question, and I was caught off guard.
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5 Ways to Know He is the One to Marry

Dating can be terrifying and tiring—how do you know that the…
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The Free Gift with No Strings Attached

I’m probably not the only one who is taken in by the Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotions that many shops offer, especially at this time of the year when all of us are busy shopping for Christmas gifts!
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When God Seems to Be Ignoring Our Prayers

It was 5:58 a.m. when I answered her call. “Hello?” I croaked, and my friend began bawling over the phone. She had just lost her sister to a battle with leukemia