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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Keep Your Eye on the Prize

by Melissa Foo (second from left) The current season of Ordinary Time may seem like a non-event and of lesser significance, but it is far from ordinary. It is a season where we are called to growth and purification, and remains the longest season of the liturgical calendar. Yet, the reality of this season is

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Navigating the In-Betweens of Our Journey

by Joelle Tan (front center) What is the in-between? It is a somewhat awkward, uncomfortable, and uncertain place to be. Many things can happen during this time. It’s like the third point between our starting point and our destination. A time of growth, pruning and purifying. Sometimes, we might not be sure where Jesus is

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: On Waiting and Growth

by Joanna Chng  Honestly, waiting for someone is difficult. A myriad of emotions seems to plague me when I have to wait. I worry about whether I am at the right place, at the right time. I get anxious when the other party does not reply to my texts – have they forgotten or overslept?

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: Tilling the Soil of Our Hearts

by Gracemary Yap Beginning from the month of November up till the month of May, we are brought on an exhilarating journey as we re-discover and remember our Lord’s birth (Advent and Christmas), death (Holy Week Triduum), resurrection (Easter) and ascension into heaven (Ascension Sunday). After the season of Christmas, we are given a “breather”

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What I Learned During the Circuit Breaker

by Isabel Ann De Silva Hi everyone, my name is Isabel and I am 28 years old this year. I am from the Living Ark community, one of the young working adult communities under OYP. When the Circuit Breaker started on 7th April, I was looking forward to a relaxing time and being able to

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On Suffering and Faith

“But God has chosen the foolish of the world, so that He may confound the wise. And God has chosen the weak of the world, so that He may confound the strong” – 1Cor2:7

This affirms my sense of purpose. God is the one who has placed me in the field of social work to reach out to those who have yet to believe in Him. Through the power of the cross, I can believe once again in the victory in which Jesus has won for me.

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The Making of the Holy Family

by Genevieve Especkerman  My dear brothers and sisters, the season of Advent is here! And what an exciting and joyful time it is. Unlike Lent, this season of Advent is not a season of penance, but of wholehearted and joyful preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas! In John 3:16-17, it says for God

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Where is God in the Waiting?

by Cheong Jiarong At every day, hour and second, we are waiting for God to reveal His plans for us. When we call out to Him in our prayers and frustrations, we are waiting for a direction from Him. In our struggles, we await His response. Perhaps we may think we are not necessarily waiting

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