Category: ON FAITH AND HARDSHIP​

ON FAITH AND HARDSHIP​

He Walks with Me Through It All

by Joanna Ong (right) Since childhood, I have always been told that if I do my best and try hard enough, God will do the rest and I will do well. This seemed to be true in my secondary school days as I did well academically.  However, when I entered JC, my grades started to

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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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Faith Formation

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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Holy Week

On Loneliness

by Sophia Goh, Yale-NUS When I was pondering the theme of Loneliness for a session, the image that came to me was of Jesus, alone and kneeling in the Garden of Gethsemane—preparing Himself for even more rejection and suffering during His passion. It reminded me that, in my own bouts of loneliness, pain, and suffering,

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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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ON FAITH AND HARDSHIP​

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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Faith Formation

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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Faith Formation

The Struggle is Real

by Micaela Arriola  No one can escape the experience of suffering. When we first learn composition writing, our teachers introduce a story arc – Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution -, and in every story, the struggle (Rising Action) is essential. We learn that it is absolutely necessary for making a story good, so

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Faith Formation

The Gift of Vulnerability

by Natasha Lye  How often are we asked “how are you?” and we instinctively say “I’m okay”, even though there is a secret longing to pour our heart out and to be loved at our weakest? Has anyone ever told you to “just be strong”?  Have you been laughed at for crying because “real men

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Faith Formation

The Gift of Encouragement

by Justyn Goh Recently, I watched one of C.S Lewis’ cinematic creations of the Chronicles of Narnia. After watching the movie, it left me with a deep and penetrating ‘good’ feeling. I was intrigued by the stirring within me and felt greatly encouraged. Witnessing the countless number of trials the Narnians faced against the evil

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Faith Formation

Being a Christian at Home – 6 Tips and Accompanying Short Comics!

by Joanna Oey The following paragraphs and short comics stem from my personal experiences and daily struggles in wanting to love my family better. I have always struggled with my pride and temper at home, and it was only a few months ago that my mum briefly mentioned to my boyfriend, “she’s (me) changed a

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