Day: February 26, 2020

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He Makes Me Strong

by Stefanie Bates If I had to describe myself as a piece in a chess set, before SOW I always saw myself as a tiny, powerless pawn, a person without power. I was full of fears and anxieties, and I always second-guessed myself. Sometimes I felt like the entire world drowned out my voice. As

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What Jesus Reveals, He Heals

by Shawn Jacob (above photo, second-left) Before coming for the School of Witness (SOW), I was active in church – teaching catechism, attending community to serving in camps. However, I struggled to inculcate faith into my daily life, be it at school, home or work. I also found it difficult to entrust certain areas of

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Bearing Our Crosses

by Shawn Jacob ‘What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ?’ Personally, to be a disciple is more than just saying “I love you Jesus”. But rather it is a call to action, that you want to follow Jesus’s ways. During SOW I was given this image of how a disciple of a

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The Holy Spirit Works in My Thoughts

by John Siew The Holy Spirit is a mysterious person that you need to be open to and aware of to encounter. For me, I find it really hard to see the Holy Spirit working in my life, but when I start to look out of myself, and at the world with open eyes, I

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The Holy Spirit is in Me

by Christabel Neo As I was reflecting about the Holy Spirit, I was reminded of this particular stargazing scene from the movie Abominable, where Peng says “even though we can’t see them, we’ll still know they’re there.” This perfectly sums up my relationship with the Holy Spirit. In the past, the Holy Spirit was but

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God Created Me Unique

by Christopher Martinus A guitar’s build process from start to end takes into attention a numerous amount of details. Different wood materials are used for the fretboard, the neck, and the body, and their shapes vary widely. The electronics need to be wired inside carefully. Different pickups are available to choose from. Different bridges are

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Jesus Guides Me To Freedom

by Thea Rezel The roads on the image represent the different paths I take in my life. Some of them are straight, bent while others have a few curves. No matter how much I side track and fall into sin, Jesus is always waiting at the end of the road for me to return to

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Jesus is With Me

by Vinnie Lim I was reminded of His faithfulness to me on this very swing behind the Office for Young People (OYP). It was the very swing I sat on in week 1 of SOW, as I contemplated the existence of Jesus in my life. I came into SOW completely skeptical of Him. In my

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I Am Precious to God

by Matthew Christee (above photo, middle), 24 years old Growing up, I never felt special or important. My parents quarreled constantly and home never felt like home. Spiritually, I felt I had no gifts. Even though I was active in my parish, I felt like my absence wouldn’t make a difference. I was envious of

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The Lord my Promise-Keeper by

Drawing by Marcella Chua, music composed by Christopher Martinus “You who hold the stars— Who calls them each by name— Will surely keep Your promise to me That I will rise in Your victory.” (Take Courage – Bethel) As a person who loves astronomy, a night sky of stars never fails to elicit a deep

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Sunset by Marcella Chua

A few weeks back, a friend asked me to rate 2019 on a scale of 1 to 10. I couldn’t do it for the simple reason that 2019 contained possibly the highest highs and lowest lows of my short life thus far, and giving the average of 5 didn’t seem fair. That conversation made me

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Jesus Opens My Eyes and Heart

by Marcella Chua (above photo, second-left), 23 years old Before entering the School of Witness (SOW), I was in a really bad space. My anxiety and panic attacks were almost a daily occurrence. My mind spiraled and at times it was painful to be awake. I hated being in that state because it became crippling

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Jesus Had Never Left Me

by Stefanie Bates (above image, second-from-right) If I were to describe my past, the words I would use includes condemned, shunned, alone, afraid, humiliated, hurt and shamed. In primary school, a group of girls in my class used to pull my hair and laugh at me. They told me I was really ugly, and that

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God Tends to Me Tenderly

 by Elizabeth Fam (above photo, second-left), 19 years old Before coming to the School of Witness (SOW), I was a typical Sunday Catholic. I was distant from God and I didn’t understand the value of prayer as I didn’t think that it would help me in any way. I treated God like a vending machine

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God is Never Late

by Christabel Neo (above photo, left), 26 years old Since encountering Christ three years ago, there has been ups and downs in my faith journey. I constantly strive to be a good catholic, and desired to love as how God loves me. Yet in the striving, I was quickly worn out. Coming to fall in

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God Watches Over Me

by Christabel Neo During the school, one area I really struggled in was the dance.  Yet I was constantly encouraged by this image (taken in the hall where we practiced!) I am always reminded that the light that peaks through the darkness is God watching over me in my efforts to glorify Him. In my

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God Works in Beautiful and Unexpected Ways

by Elizabeth Fam The picture I took is of this bright yellow bird in one of the trees in the field. It reminded me of how unexpected God is and the beauty of His creation. When I least expected it, a bright eye-catching bird just rested on one of the benches and I really couldn’t

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The Perfect Creator

by Marilyn Choong I really love nature and the outdoors, and I really see the presence of God in the beauty of the world He created. I marvel at how He planned every intricate detail so well, and I know that this can only be done by a perfect Creator through His perfect love.  

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God’s Light Always Shines Through

by Thea Rezel The Lord has been inviting me to step out of my darkness into the light. Even though it may make me uncomfortable and it may take time to adjust, just like how someone steps out of a dark room into light and our eyes take time to readjust, He is patiently waiting

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O Cross Reign Victorious!

by Calvin Tang The easiest way to fall in love with God is to look at the cross, and think of the great sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary. Often we think of the cross as a symbol of pain and of suffering. But it too represents victory, as Jesus defeated all sin for our sake.

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