When You’re Misunderstood . . .

Have you ever experienced explaining something to someone but no matter how hard you tried, they just didn’t get it? At times, the matter can be a big deal (at least, from your perspective), but to them, you are simply whining and asking for attention, so they shrug you off. It feels horrible to be […]

Pent Up Feelings

By Tabita Cioloca, 17, Romania I’m puzzled at how people can keep their emotions so well hidden. Imagine the buildup pressure due to the suppressed feelings. It’s like a time bomb, waiting to explode anytime. I doubt I could handle that sort of pressure everyday! But sometimes I find myself caught in such a predicament, […]

Let’s Talk About Girlfriends & Boyfriends, Choosing Which School To Go To, And God’s Will

By David Wong, 21, Singapore “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” —Deuteronomy 29:29 (niv) “O God, I feel attracted to him (in my case, her), and I think he’s a […]

Transient Existence

By Megan Low, Singapore What is permanent? What is certain? What can we be sure of in this temporary phase, this transient existence, this passing reality we call life? If we were to strip away the material things, what sureties would be left behind? When almost everything in this drifting reality is merely an illusion […]

Every Breath You Take

Breathing is incredible, when you stop and think about it. Though I’m no biologist (far too squeamish to be one), I know a few basic things about it: (1) It not only draws in gases that are vital to our survival, it also expels gases that would otherwise poison us. That is clever, and a […]