You Are So Loved

Hey you. Your Instagram feed or Facebook timeline will be an endless of stream of pretty flowers, date nights & sweet messages today. But your phone hasn’t rung at all; neither has your doorbell – nor do you expect it to. In reality, Valentine’s Day doesn’t change the truth of your situation, but it certainly…

Though You Slay Me

Video: A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper) I come, God, I come Return to the Lord The one who’s broken The one who’s torn me apart You strike down to bind me up You say You do it all in love That I might know You in Your suffering Though You slay me Yet…

“Why can’t Christians date non-Christians?”

It’s a question that is regularly asked, but not always accurately answered. It confuses, perplexes, and even angers both Christians and non-Christians alike. It sounds elitist, holier-than-thou, and downright condescending. But trust me, it’s not meant to be. I’m 28 this year, I’m single, and one of the most common things I hear from my…

The art of being single

Single. Though there are plenty of us out there, the word itself conveys – inaccurately, I might add – the inevitable notion that we are alone in our singleness. It doesn’t help that every Hollywood movie (even the ones about robots!) has an obligatory love story in it, or that Facebook is a virtual minefield…

I Stand Here Unashamed

I have not much to offer You Not near what You deserve But still I come because Your cross Has placed in me my worth Oh, Christ my King of sympathy Whose wounds secure my peace Your grace extends to call me friend Your mercy sets me free And I know I’m weak, I know…

It Is Well

Before last week, my general association with this age-old hymn — thanks in no small part to Kel and Tian En — was it being a melodious little catchphrase on any encounter with good food (ie. “Wow this laksa is damn shiok — it is well with my soul, man!”). Joking aside, I realise that…

Angel

Two days ago — while the world still spun on, and people went about their daily routines — something changed. Most of us didn’t even know it when it happened, but we lost a dear friend and sister to a terrible and almost inexplicable accident. While tears may eventually run dry, I don’t think this…

Please State Your Response

As the past week’s fiasco of CHC, Pastor Kong Hee & friends threatens to explode into a religious-financial scandal of epic proportions — or perhaps already has — we are met with a surprising myriad of responses from Christians and non-Christians alike. From sympathy to sarcasm, condescension to confrontation, disapproval to disbelief. The path to…

Give or Take

“It is more blessed to give than to receive”, said Jesus (according to Paul in Acts 20:35). Growing up in Sunday School, a Christian primary school and whatnot, this has always been one of those phrases that everyone knows and occasionally quotes out-of-context when we jokingly want to convince someone to share something with us….

Good Enough

It’s been a week where I’ve been reminded repeatedly that I’m not good enough. Within the span of a few days I’ve found out that two people I used to go out with are going out with other people; and I guess no matter how long ago it was, you can’t quite escape that strange…

I See

I see the world and they are reveling in happiness and fleeting joy; I see the people and they are hurting badly and running madly. I see the lovers and they are chasing love like its a game you play, where nobody wins at the end of the day. I see the children and they…

See

God, if you are real, show us proof. I mean, besides the fact that it took several inexplicable processes in my brain to come up with that thought, and several others to translate that into this sentence. And that there are 6.7 billion different patterns marked out on the tiny surfaces of every thumb in…