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Circuit Breaker didn't break them

Since Covid-19 and circuit breaker started, I have been hearing so many stories about couples breaking up or families getting into fights. Some couples struggle with being apart for too long, while some families struggle with being together too much.  I’ve even come across news articles about the predicted surge of divorce cases after the quarantine is over. The reason cited was that the increased interactions led to increased friction and hence, increased conflicts.  The Bible says a lot about conflict management. Ephesians 4:26 says, ‘Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.’ Matthew 5:24 says, ‘Leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and...

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Honouring Our Fathers

By Leow Sue Yu   Recently, I have been seeing my father a lot more due to the Circuit Breaker. We’ve been talking more, eating together more, playing more. But increased interaction also creates more space for bickerings, naggings and a general sense of frustration. In the midst of many conversations, I heard God reminding me to calm down and honour my father. This gentle reminder has got me thinking, what does it actually mean to honour my father? The Bible has a lot to say about the fathers in our lives. From as early as the Book of Exodus, honouring our fathers (and mothers) was the second of the ten commandments. This idea was repeated throughout both the Old...

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

I get asked this question a lot. What am I here on Earth for? What’s my purpose?

The truth is… I asked myself that a lot, too.This is perhaps the biggest question in life. What are we here for?To answer that, we first need to accept that we are created beings. We don’t just appear out of nowhere, or move and bend circumstances with our wills. We were created by a Creator, a Supreme Being. And if so, that Creator must have a purpose in creating us.

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Monuments of Sin

Sin is wrong and unholy. Yet, there are times in the past, moments of sin, upon which we look back with a certain nostalgia and go, "Yeah, those were the days. They were fun. They were pleasurable.” We sigh as we drift off in sweet reminiscence. And then, snapping back to the reality of our salvation, we go, “But... but... I don't live that life anymore! I belong to God now." We give a big smile to hide our feelings. ... Even though we may have turned away from our old lifestyles and repented, some of us had already built monuments on some of those moments.

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