First Love

By Debra Ayis, 20, Nigeria When I was a youth, You came to me. I opened my heart to Your love. But as fleeting as youth is, so is my love. The initial palpitation gave way to dryness; The exuberance fizzled off. Youth passed too quickly, Along with it my love waned. I grew further […]

Sing, Play, Shout!

By Eugene Seah, 23, Singapore “Sing to him a new song; play skilfully, and shout for joy.” —Psalm 33:3 (NIV) Have you ever felt nervous during praise and worship? As unbelievable as it may sound, my answer is “Yes.” When I was a teenager, I would break into cold sweat during praise and worship time. […]

Kingdom Pieties: Praying

By Lydia Lee Growing up in church, my friends and I used to do the naughtiest things during service. We would time our pastor when he prayed, anticipating if he would break last week’s record! We even ranked those who prayed from the pulpit! And the reigning champion with a record of 9 minutes and […]

A New Hope

By Edna Ho, Malaysia Many things have happened around me lately. Most of them have been bad. But amidst all these, I am compelled to still shout, “God is good!” because His goodness never ends. 2012 was a year of ups and downs for me. In the first half of the year, everything was good. […]

It’s Mine, Mine, Mine!

I was awestruck. Mesmerised. I hadn’t even imagined that it would be this good! After several hours of painful toil in setting everything up to be just right—speaker cables into the tiny terminals, with the surround speakers placed just at the right height, and the amplifier set to do all the surround sound decoding instead […]