evangelism | faith | grace

Light of the World

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that […]

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grace | weakness

Weakened to Be Strengthened

Leaning against the handrails, I descended the stairs with meticulous, controlled steps. As each foot lands on the stair treads, soft thumping sounds and dramatic groans reverberate. Going to the basement used to be a ski downhill, but not this time. It turned into a sore chore. My husband acted as a human cane, while […]

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dependence on God | grace | weakness

Shine Like Stars in the Sky

Isn’t it frustrating to keep repeating a negative behavior by default, when you know you shouldn’t? I love my job but not every task is enjoyable. Some are tedious, manual, irksome. On days I’m working on the unwanteds, negativity pollutes the atmosphere. I scratch my head, groan, and bleat in protestation. My husband called me […]

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grace | judgement

Grace, Not Judgement

Standing distinct a few steps from the department store’s entrance, she did her best averting people’s judgemental gazes. Her smooth, well-painted face scanned for an imaginary companion, begging to hurry up so they could leave. And fast. Her complexion glowed high income. She stood expensive. Dressed expensive. Low-wage mall loafers, like myself, would naturally admire […]

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evangelism | faith | grace | smallness | weakness

Clayish Expectations

People concoct certain expectations of you after moving abroad, especially if you immigrated to a wealthier nation. No one is to blame. I myself hold this kind of mindset. Exposed to lack and deprivation from my growing years, I believe flying out of the country is my only ticket out of scarcity. Of course, not […]

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career | grace | mind | weakness | work

Strength in Weakness? How Can that Be?

I’m ashamed to admit I have difficulty comprehending work-related stuff, grasp the concepts discussed in technical meetings and courses, and solve difficult tasks. Unfortunately for me, this happens most of the time. I’m in the IT industry. That world is always evolving, advancing. Innovation almost happens overnight. And if you can’t adapt and continuously improve, […]

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