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    Witnessing God in a Multicultural Workplace

    ODBM: Witnessing God in a Multicultural Workplace

    Read: Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

    Did you know that the workplace, besides home, is where we spend the most time? Apart from our family members, our colleagues are the people we interact with the most. In today's multicultural society, workplace colleagues are likely to come…

    A Not-So-Typical Career Path

    A Not-So-Typical Career Path

    Read: Psalm 90:17 “May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

    What’s your career path been like? Some people are very loyal, and they stick to one or two jobs for their entire lives. Others are more mobile and tend to switch…

    Church-Shopping: Does Year-End Shopping Include Changing Churches?

    Church-Shopping: Does Year-End Shopping Include Changing Churches?

    Read: Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

    Every year, I spend the most money during November and December. That’s because of Christmas, the school holidays, and family and friends visiting. Nowadays, we have the 11.11 online shopping day, Black Friday and Cyber…

    5 Insights from a Former Children’s Ministry Pastor

    Train the Children in the Way They Should Go: Insights from Pastor Jonathan, a former Children’s Ministry Pastor

    Read: Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

    Pastor Jonathan Yeoh has dedicated the past 30 years of his life discipling children for Christ. In the last 11 years, he worked as…

    A Parent's Reflection on Parenting

    My Son is Embarking on a New Phase in His Life

    Read: Malachi 4:6a “He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents”

    Our Daily Bread Ministries Malaysia’s designer Sam Goh reflects on the parenting journey as his son leaves for university.

    A recent farewell dinner organised by my sister in honour of…

    Business as Missions: Bakery Restores Refugee Women’s Dignity

    Business as Missions: Bakery Restores Refugee Women’s Dignity

    Read: Deuteronomy 10:18 “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.”

    Jolene*, 28, is a young Malaysian on a mission. Having worked as a teacher and support staff at a women’s shelter and with refugee families in Malaysia for many years,…

    Missions, the Bible and You

    Missions, the Bible and You

    Read: Revelation 7:9a “...there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”

    What comes to mind when you hear the word “missions”? Those of us who enjoy movies may immediately think of the classic “Mission Impossible” theme song and Tom…

    Is God in Control of a Nation’s Affairs?

    Is God in Control of a Nation’s Affairs? Seeing From the Eyes of a Malaysian Christian

    Read: Daniel 2:21He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

    The recent six-state elections on 12 August 2023 held few surprises for most Malaysians. Surveys and political analysts predicted an accurate…

    Merdeka, Freedom, and Family

    Merdeka, Freedom, and Family

    Read: Acts 17:26From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.

    This year will mark Malaysia’s 66th year of independence from British rule, and to achieve “merdeka” is to achieve the freedom to self-rule – free from…

    New Staff in ODBM: Being Part of God’s Family

    New Staff in ODBM: Being Part of God’s Family

    Read: Ephesians 2:19 (NLT) “So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.”

    For many years, I had been searching and wondering about my career path. In my previous jobs, I thought I knew what I wanted.…

    Is God, Faith and the Multiverse a Paradox?

    Is God, Faith and the Multiverse a Paradox?

    Read: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

    In the last couple of years, there has been a proliferation of multiple multiverse movies being churned out by Hollywood! Think Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022), the Oscar-winning Everything…

    Walking the Last Miraculous Journey with Dad

    Walking the Last Miraculous Journey with Dad

    Read: Ephesians 6:2-3 (NLT)  “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”

    “Your father has only a few more months to live,” the specialist doctor told us…

    Mum’s Hard Work - Honouring Her Sacrifices

    Mum’s Hard Work - Honouring Her Sacrifices

    Read: Proverbs 31:28-29 (ESV)  “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

    I once heard a story about a mum who jumped into a swimming pool fully clothed, thinking her son was drowning. The story was funny at…

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