Category: Seasons of Growth Series

Seasons of Growth Series

Seasons of Growth Series: Rooting Our Growth in Jesus

by Geraldine Soh Growth – this word somehow triggers a fight or flight reaction in us. For some, it triggers an instinct to face it head on. In fact, such individuals may actively seek out avenues of growth given their strong aversion to stagnancy. For others, especially those who are extremely comfortable where they are,

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Seasons of Growth Series: Putting the Discipline in Discipleship

by Jonathan Justin Chng Whenever you watch your favourite athlete, let’s say Messi or Ronaldo, what do you notice? Are you impressed by their skills in soccer? Are you in awe of how they are able to curve that ball into the goal post? No doubt, these athletes have the skill and talent to pull off

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Seasons of Growth Series: Finding True Riches in Poverty

by Revelation 22 In the Rosary, “poverty of spirit” is described as the spiritual fruit from reflecting on the Third Joyful Mystery, the Nativity of our Lord. What is poverty of spirit? We may imagine that it refers to sacrifice or carrying of our crosses, resulting in us feeling down in spirits. Yet, in the Gospel of

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Living a Life of Discipleship

by Sandra Elizabeth Yim (second from left) We’re all probably familiar with the story of the five loaves and two fishes (John 6): how Jesus took the bread and fish offered by a little boy, gave thanks to God and distributed it to thousands of people with 12 baskets of leftovers to spare. Everyone knows

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Constant Conversion: An Everyday Guide

by Sarah Rachel Teo I attended the Awaken conversion retreat in 2013 because the new Catholic friends I had met in polytechnic were also going for it and I wanted to be with them. This spurred my desire to serve in my parish youth community, polytechnic community, and in catechetical ministry as a facilitator.  But

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Seasons of Growth Series: Sin and Reconciliation

  “I don’t know.” Under a dim kitchen light, John stood before his mother, with his eyes fixated on the tips of his feet. Puzzled, his mother, Mary, continued to probe him about the empty cookie jar. The cookies were supposed to be her contribution to the parish potluck tomorrow. “I don’t know. I don’t

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