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    Is It Possible to Rejoice Always?

    In the midst of never-ending to-do lists, changes in my workplace, and pressure coming from all directions, joy has, at times, seemed more like a distant figure rather than a constant companion. I have been frustrated, anxious, doubtful, stressed—sometimes, all at once.

    Has God Abandoned Me?

    Have you ever felt God was withholding everything good from you? Have you ever felt abandoned by God? I definitely have.

    Am I More ‘Christian’ Than Her?

    It happens pretty often. Sometimes, it’s a passing judgment; other times, it’s a passing thought that I am more “Christian” than my peers. I don’t deny that I struggle with my own sins, but I would always think that, at the very least, I am better off than someone whose sins seem more apparent, more horrendous—more sinful.

    Crying Over Nabeel Qureshi

    I never thought I would cry over a complete stranger. But the death of a man whom I have never met had me tearing up a few times this week.

    The Day I Stopped Comparing

    Who remembers dial-up Internet, a limit on the amount of texts you could send per month, and the handy-dandy flip phone? What about the Gameboy, LeapPad, and board games?

    Learning to Face Death from Nabeel Qureshi

    “It’s a little unsettling to watch the vlog of someone who knows he’s about to die,” I remember telling my mother after watching what would be Nabeel Qureshi’s second last video blog on YouTube just last week.

    My Netflix Had No Chill

    A young woman comes home after a long day. She sets her things down, throws her hair up, and changes into comfy clothes in record time. Breathing a deep sigh of relief, she grabs her laptop and flips it open.

    Singleness: The Line I Can’t Seem to Cross

    What is the purpose of a line? It is used to separate things into two categories. From where I’m standing, the people on the other side of the line are either attached or married. And here I am, on my side of the line, waiting to cross it.

    When I Let Fear Rule Me

    Everyone has their own irrational fears. Sometimes, they affect us so much that we are imprisoned by them. For me, it escalated from a common cold. I woke up one day with a sore throat, which turned into a cough.

    3 Ways to Deal With Bullying

    I didn’t realise I was different until kids at primary school kept pointing it out. You see, I have ginger hair. No one else had ginger hair in my school apart from my brother, but they always picked on me, never on him.

    Why Must I Wait?

    We live in a society of instantaneous information, fast-food, and the automated everything. There is little choice but to become tech-savvy, productive, as well as highly efficient. The downside for a generation like ours is that even a five-minute wait may be unbearable.

    When God Allows Unhappy Moments To Take Place

    “I can’t tell you about my unhappy moments because I’ve never experienced any before,” my friend said. We were having a small group discussion and were taking turns to share about at least three moments in our lives that made us unhappy.

    A Shattered Dream Isn’t the End

    A fairy princess? A queen? Those may be some of the typical titles that little girls aspire to, but that wasn’t me. Believe it or not, my dream was to become a “physical therapist missionary in Africa”.

    Turning Away From My Bisexual Desires

    The first time I had feelings for someone, I was only 14. I remember her being a little older than I was. She wasn’t particularly pretty, but she was tanned, had very cute dimples when she smiled, and was good at sports. But there was one problem: I am a girl too.

    Should Christians be Afraid of Spirits?

    As someone who is relatively timid, I tend to get jittery and fearful whenever the seventh-month comes around.