In the real world, we can't turn back time. We may have an imaginary picture of what our current reality could look like. But we can't change what we did. Minor or major, private or public, it left an impact that keeps us rethinking the event over and over again.
The transition from being a student to a working professional can be overwhelming. No matter how much you try to prepare yourself beforehand, reality can drop like a bomb and if we don't learn how to navigate through it, we'll feel like planning an escape route everytime we make a mistake. With that being said, … Continue reading 13 Lessons Learnt After Working For A Year
Testimony by Noel Chris, Malaysia. Always Remember that Collateral Beauty. The meaning is simple. Collateral beauty is the beauty within a tragedy. For example, the damage of a child's death can be so severe that a parent will not be able to see the full picture because of the tragedy or going through a relationship … Continue reading Beauty Within A Tragedy
"All you need to do is believe in yourself." This is perhaps one of the most popular quotes we grew up hearing. It's the one our teachers encouraged us with, and the one speakers preached from the stage, that'll invite a great applause as people leave with a spike of motivation to take on the … Continue reading Believing in Yourself Isn’t Enough
Dear God, Life with You is an adventure that we wouldn’t trade for anything else. You showed us that You delight in our partnership, and You revealed to us the magnitude of Your inheritance that’s ours for the taking. By Your grace, and the growth of our relationship, we’re motivated and driven by passion. A … Continue reading Dear God, I’m Sorry For Being A Hypocrite
Testimony by Debra Daveena Lee, Malaysia. 22 years 7 months and 6 days of living has taught me that there is a much bigger and beautiful purpose in life. I would say that my world seemed much less complicated before I knew what it was like to live without my earthly ‘saviour’. The man I … Continue reading Find Your Identity in Christ, Not People.
Testimony by Alexandrea Chan, Malaysia. As an IGCSE student, academics were always a dread for me. The switching of syllabus I had to face made it hard for me to cope with it. When I was in Year 9, I failed a criterion that was crucial to enter Year 10. I was so close. But … Continue reading Without Jesus, My Life Wouldn’t Be Back On Track.
If you’re tired of fighting for your purity, make some tea, get comfy, and repeat this after me. "I am not a waste of time, nor a backup plan I am not only pretty if, only worthy when I am not too pure, or too demanding Too critical, too intimidating Too tough, too girly Too … Continue reading The Battle for Purity
Here’s an undeniable fact: we all want freedom. Our desire for freedom is expressed in so many forms. Whether or not we’re aware of it, our urge for pleasure and our need for escapism are cries of our soul for the freedom we want to experience. Here’s another fact: we do have freedom. If every human … Continue reading What if freedom came at a cost?
To think that you are free from influence is one of the biggest lies you can tell yourself. We did not just ‘become’. We were all shaped, molded and infused with ideas that were developed by the events and influences that surround our lives. To think that you are controlled by the authority over you, is … Continue reading The Apple That Fell Far From The Tree: A Letter to Those Who Hate Their Parents
"Lord I'm sorry, it's wrong I know, but I seriously just don't care right now." Have you ever been in that place? The place where rage and disappointment overwhelm you to the point of disobedience. The place of disobedience that you've worked so hard to overcome, the place you never thought you'd return to. But … Continue reading Breaking the cycle of wrong habits.