The Gift of Mentorship

There’s something – indefinable but almost tangible – about certain people that just radiates Christ. It’s as if you can almost sense you’re in the presence of someone who knows God, and you come away with a yearning desire to know Him better too. That’s how I felt when I met Mr. and Mrs. Doty….

Who Am I?

John Urqhuart was hardly seventeen when he received three first-prizes as a student at St. Andrews University under the tutelage of renowned moral philosopher Thomas Chalmers. While the other students lined up for public recognition at the awards ceremony, Urqhuart quietly accepted the awards and slipped away unnoticed. His classmates could only describe him as…

Even If

I couldn’t believe my eyes. There, right in front of my eyes: an “F.” I, who had always prided myself in being a good student. I, who had worked hard to do this assignment right. And now, a sickening weight enveloped me as I realized I had read the deadline wrong. It seemed like there…

Our Good – His Glory

If there was a time to disobey, this was it. Maria Dyer had finally summoned up the courage to ask the superintendent of the girl’s mission school under whom she worked. She was but twenty, but in face of the loneliness creeping in at every side, the newly-arrived missionary Hudson Taylor was all she could…

Kaleidoscope

I know what it’s like to feel pulled in a million directions, one moment desiring nothing but God and the next chasing a thousand fleeting baubles. In these, the prime years of our lives, we face a labyrinth of pursuits vying for our attention. We have the energy, yes, but at some point, we cannot…

A Peculiar Joy

I swing open the door only to be bombarded by an onslaught of bouncing curls and scampering feet rushing headlong from around the corner. I set down my bags and prepare to fend off the attack with a resistance of quick hugs, all the while expecting her to come around the corner. Nine-months pregnant or…