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    3 Things To Do When Life Feels Meaningless

    I felt like I was on top of the world. It was, after all, any young man’s dream come true. I was in my mid-20s with a high paying job, good career prospects, and all the comforts and luxuries that life could offer. What more could anyone wish for?

    Why Is It So Hard to Evangelize?

    After a few years of attending campus ministry at my university, I became increasingly gripped by the gospel, and evangelizing to my friends quickly took a front seat in life. I started spending time planning and meeting my non-Christian friends and thinking hard about who in my life could benefit from hearing the gospel.

    Your Future Is Not Determined By Your Circumstances

    Many people believe that in order to achieve success, one needs a head start in life–you need to be ahead right at the starting line. What this means is that your chance of “success” is determined by your family background. If you come from a privileged background, you have a higher chance of success in life.

    What To Do When the Bible Is Confusing

    When we ask questions about the Bible, we often learn more about God through those questions. But what do you do when you have a question, and the more you read about it, the less it makes sense?

    Why Do I Long to Feel Loved?

    I grew up in a warm and affectionate family, and have never needed to work for my family’s love.

    However, I’ve found that I am easily jealous for the affections of my close friends. Whenever my close friends are more concerned for other friends than they are for me, I feel an inexplicable sense of disappointment.

    The Day I Stopped Hiding My Gift

    “I look at your work and the intern’s, and I cannot see the difference between the two,” my former editor said.

    Those were the last words I wanted to hear, especially since I had worked hard to be where I was.

    The Day I Stopped Hiding My Gift

    “I look at your work and the intern’s, and I cannot see the difference between the two,” my former editor said.

    Those were the last words I wanted to hear, especially since I had worked hard to be where I was.

    Why Christians Should Not Be Afraid to Talk About Politics

    Have you ever gotten into a political discussion at church? It’s not always the most comfortable topic.

    “So what are you doing after church this afternoon?”

    “Um. . . Going to the protest march.”

    Why I Was Captivated by the Thai Cave Rescue

    Like many others all around the world, I cheered when I read the news yesterday evening that all 12 Thai boys and their 25-year-old assistant soccer coach had been safely rescued from a cave in Northern Thailand—after being trapped inside for two weeks. 

    Why Is It So Difficult to Make Friends?

    It started as a simple plan—“Come meet us at the splashpad with your little ones.” This email from the Children’s Director at our church was a great idea.

    I Found Contentment In My Financial Limitation

    One Sunday at church, my five-year-old niece and her family sat in the row in front of me. All of a sudden, she turned back and asked me innocently, “Aunty Agnes, how did you come to church today?”

    God Is With Me In My Panic Attacks

    It was just like any other Saturday night, and I was hanging out with my friends after the church service.

    When God’s Plan for Your Life Doesn’t Look Radical

    During my first year of university, I was constantly meeting new people in class, my dorm, and various student groups. By the time year three came around, a friendship had solidified with three people in particular. The four of us met through a student ministry during my first year, and though higher level courses and […]

    How the Fourth of July Reminds Me of Jesus

    The Fourth of July holiday—commemorating the beginning of the American revolution against the motherland, England—is a central part of the United States’ origin story. Odds are that even if you don’t live in the USA, your home country has an origin story, too.

    Why This Independence Day Is Different for Me

    The Fourth of July holiday—commemorating the beginning of the American revolution against the motherland, England—is a central part of the United States’ origin story. Odds are that even if you don’t live in the USA, your home country has an origin story, too.

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