The world has conjured for us the image of the “perfect Christian”—that we are to have squeaky clean conduct, and always be doing good deeds. After all, didn’t our God ask us to be perfect as He is perfect (Matthew 5:48)?
About Sarah Tso
Sarah is a speech therapist by day and a writer of inspirational lyrics and stories by night. A third-culture kid enjoying life in Singapore, you will usually find her bantering with friends over milk tea and secretly dreaming she could be a full-time lyricist, photographer and rabbit whisperer. Beauty through simplicity is her tagline! With a heart for the marginalised in society, Sarah also is the author/co-author of the books From Stereotypes to Archetypes and My Sentence to Success.
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If most of our travels rarely seem to provide the kind of rest and soul restoration we’re looking for, what does it mean to rest or take breaks well?
How do we navigate the mountain of decisions before us daily and not be paralysed into inaction? As believers, is there a better way to make decisions? What are the biggest considerations we need to be mindful of?
Here are four useful questions we can ask ourselves through the decision-making process.
“God, please give me a job that I would be happy to wake up to every morning for 40 years.” This was my genuine prayer right before graduating from university.
I prayed and asked God which path to take—and in the midst of my fears of “getting it wrong” and “screwing up God’s plan” for my life, He spoke in a rather unexpected way.
Dating doesn’t have to be a foggy experience. Instead, dating should be a season of clarity—to clarify whether you and your partner are ready to move on to marriage together.
Here are seven areas to help us make the most of our dating season and gauge our readiness for marriage:
My years of being single (and not by choice) were difficult for me. From my teenage to young adult years, I was sure something was ‘wrong’ with me, that’s why I was not ‘dateable’.
But now that I’ve entered into a romantic relationship for the first time, I’m glad I took time to seriously reflect on these soul-searching questions.
When in the company of a fellow brother or sister-in-Christ, I believe there are few things more loving than to pray with them. But oftentimes, we can be so caught up in our busy schedules that we might not be in the right frame of mind to pray intentional prayers.
Here are four ways we can pray for our friends more boldly and relevantly—putting the focus of the prayer time on God and not on our own words and wisdom.
There is no prayer request that’s more urgent and close to our hearts than the desire to see our loved ones—whether they’re our family members, colleagues, or close friends—come to know the Lord.
Sometimes, in praying for our loved ones, we might find it difficult to know what to pray or even find the right words to say. Here are three prayers that I hope will serve as a good starting point for you.
As I write these words, the dust has just settled from some weekend conflict with family. Don’t get me wrong—my family and I love each other very much, and we all want the best for one another. It’s just that at some moments, pride takes over my heart—and more than wanting family unity, I want my own way.
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