Alwin Thomas

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What If Christianity Isn't Working for Me?

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Hey friend, let me just start off by saying that I know how you feel. There could be a spectrum of reasons why being a Christian might feel irrelevant, or just an obligation at best. Or maybe you’ve become too accustomed to the comforts of living in the 21st century, having every need met and every desire satisfied with just a click of a button. In both extremes, the cry of the heart can be surprisingly similar—"Why bother with God?”
image of a friendship, two women talk together

3 Types of Friends We All Need

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I’m sure we’re all familiar with broken relationships. Perhaps these negative experiences might have tempted us into thinking that maintaining true and deep friendships are unnecessary and bothersome. But the Bible tells us that we are made to relate to others, and not live in isolation (1 Cor 12:12-27), as is evident from what we have experienced during the lockdowns around the world.
1 John 1:9 - Confess your sin and you will be free

I Have A Sin to Confess . . .

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One of the biggest things I’ve been learning recently is that sin is no trivial matter. I know some of you must be thinking, “Yeah, duh! Isn’t that obvious?” But it’s so easy to take sin lightly, isn’t it?

5 Signs that We are Preoccupied with Ourselves

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Let’s just be honest here: We’ve all got some narcissistic tendencies. No one’s exempt. That being said, I don’t mean to offend anyone with the points below; hopefully, they serve as useful indicators to help us identify these tendencies and nip them in the bud.

A Letter To My Future Self

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Dear Future Self, Hey! Hello there! Howdy doo! Yes, I need to remind you that you are still weird—that’s my obligation as your past. You are welcome.

5 Ways to Run from a Problem

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Written By Alwin Thomas, Singapore “I do not understand…

How to Recharge When we can't Reset Life

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Have you been hurt recently by someone very dear to you? Or do…

Why Thanksgiving Leads to a Fulfilling Life

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It has been said that the best things in life are the simplest things. Like seeing the radiant smile of a toddler in the midst of a busy street,