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    When God Rejects our Dreams

    I love Neurology. The study of how the brain works and controls the physical body fascinates me. During my time at medical school, I participated in Indonesian Medical Olympiad and though I didn’t win, the experience strengthened my love for the branch of medical science.

    Hannah Yeoh: Becoming Malaysia’s First Woman Speaker

    Despite being the minority as a Christian Chinese female in Malaysia, Hannah Yeoh became the country’s first female speaker in a state parliament—and its youngest—at the age of 34 in 2013.

    Are We Idolizing Our Relationships?

    “My life is incomplete. I’m still waiting until my knight in shining armor swings by on his horse, scoops me up in his arms, and takes me away in the distant sunset!  And then, I’ll feel complete.”

    Why Do We Confess Our Sins To God, But Not To One Another?

    Christian friendship is arguably the most important kind of human-to-human relationship needed in the life of every Christian, yet seldom talked about—unlike marriage.

    The Baby Who Wasn’t Meant to Be

    “We are going to have a baby!” My husband and I couldn’t contain our excitement that night as we told our two children I was expecting.

    How Do We Respond to Same-Sex Attracted Friends?

    My first close encounter with a gay person was back in my pre-university days, when a classmate expressed his feelings for me. I had no idea how to respond except to discourage any further advances (or false hopes) there and then.

    The Pitfall of Comparison

    I can’t stop comparing myself to others. “Is he smarter than me? Is she prettier than me? Does she have more friends than I do?” While it can sound like an innocent habit, I ended up being sucked into it, unable to be thankful for whatever I had.

    Does God Care About the Ordinary?

    We all know God can do mighty miracles. But have you ever wondered or doubted if God was interested in everyday affairs? In my case, God answered me in a way that I will never forget.

    It Starts with Believing God is Good

    We all have probably said “Thank God” or “God is good” many times in our lives. But do our choices and way of living truly reflect what we say? It wasn’t always the case for me.

    Am I what I do?

    This was the question that was explored over the pulpit at my church a while ago. We learned that Christians are not defined by their jobs (or lack of), but by their identities in Christ

    Why We Can Have Hope in New Beginnings

    You might have heard this saying: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” It makes sense, but it’s probably not something we might readily welcome.

    How to Move Forward in 2018

    “Look to the future with the past in mind.”  I came across this phrase last year when I went on vacation in Baguio City, one of the tourist towns in Benguet Province of the Philippines.

    An Open Letter to A Friend Gone Too Soon

    Your abrupt departure from this earth caught us completely off-guard. Your mother shared with us the details of your sudden heart attack as you were preparing to leave for work that fateful morning.

    How Do We Love Others If We’re Lonely?

    I got into a great conversation with a girl at a party recently. She’s been a friend for a long time, but it went so well I started to wish she was more than a friend. But I could tell she didn’t want the same.

    Don’t Give Up On Making Resolutions, Here’s 5 Tips

    Making New Year’s resolutions is one of my favorite traditions of the holiday season. “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” is an unavoidable question asked of friends, family, and coworkers alike this time of year.