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    I Stopped Avoiding Negative Emotions

    I’ve always disliked being emotional. Perhaps it started when I watched my parents fight as a child. I never understood how a simple discussion over loading the dishwasher or cooking dinner could explode into a fight that might last for days.

    When I Couldn’t Sleep At Night

    I had a heavy cold one Sunday night, and by nine o’clock—an unimaginably early hour—I was beginning to feel sleepy. So I hurriedly got ready for bed, and was tucked in before 10.

    What the K-Pop Sex Scandal Reveals About Us

    “I once idolized you and thought you were one of the coolest celebrities on earth. Yucks . . . you really can’t judge one based on what he shows to the media. I’m utterly disgusted and disappointed,” wrote a netizen commenting on the recent K-pop scandals.

    Christchurch Shootings: Hope Amidst Tragedy

    On Friday afternoon, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant had opened fire in two Christchurch mosques, resulting in the deaths of 51 people, and injuring another 40.

    Social Media Outage: Can I Survive Without the Internet?

    I thought my Facebook account had been hacked when I failed to log on to it this morning.

    The disruption was one of Facebook’s most “widespread and persistent system outages”—with the outage stretching beyond 10 hours for some.

    Captain Marvel: What’s Shaping Our Identity?

    As one of the year’s most anticipated films, Captain Marvel is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s first female-led movie, and comes hot off the heels of the much-loved Wonder Woman (2017) by DC Films, which was released two years ago.

    Learning to Love God in the Midst of Grief

    The church was full: full of faces, food, color and noise. And yet, it somehow felt empty. To an outsider, it may have looked like a party . . . but the one person we were there to honor wasn’t able to celebrate with us.

    3 Ways to Glorify God With Your Emotions

    Motherhood has revealed that I’m not the calm person I once thought I was. One minute, I’m upset with my son for not cleaning up his toys; the next, I’m laughing as he pats his crayons to sleep. Joy, frustration, delight, exhaustion, empathy, impatience, excitement, sadness—it’s a daily rollercoaster of emotions.

    When I Was Blinded By Success

    There was a period when I had offered to write almost one article a week to help my ministry team meet deadlines.  Even though my command of English is ordinary, I love relating to God’s Word and began writing a lot of my experiences and thoughts.

    Learning to Love God in the Midst of Crises

    We watched the waters rise around our home. After days of rain, with only more days of rain in the coming forecast, we decided to pack up what we could, and go spend the night at our neighbors’ in their upstairs guest bedroom.

    5 Ways to Deal with the Question, “Why Are You Still Single?”

    “It’s a new year already but I see you’re still single, eh?”

    “When are you getting a boyfriend?”

    “You know, your friend from high school already has two children. When will you be like her?”

    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury: From “Why Me?” to “Why Not Me?”

    When I was 16, everything in life was going well. I excelled in academics and sports (Judo), and I had a promising future ahead of me. Yet, my triumphant days came to a cruel and abrupt halt on April 20, 2010.

    Finding Certainty in the Midst of Uncertainties

    Our twenties are full of uncertainty. I never really realized this until I graduated college, and the structure of my life was disrupted.

    When My Joys Don’t Line Up With God’s

    “I try to pray and read the Bible, but I’m not the kind of person who posts Bible verses or articles about Jesus. I just feel guilty that I still find my hobbies, like searching for cute collectibles, a lot more fun. Is it wrong?”

    Why I’m Afraid of Being Vulnerable

    There was a night a number of years ago that still stings a little when I recall it. I had been interested in a girl and finally found the nerve to tell her how I felt. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.

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