Ringing in the new year provides us all with the opportunity to reflect upon the daily graces, unexpected provisions, and mercies anew. Though the past year perhaps have been placated with many losses and terrors thereof, Sustenance has never failed. If you are here today reading this, that has, too, been true for you. Providence has thus been true. And lest we forget: penning here, a reminder, my annual letter to self.
Category: Singleness and Marriage
twenty seven: dear hidden heart
This year I have been surprised by the kindness of God through the gift of a most-sweet love. Who would have thought, especially in the midst of the pandemic? As one who has walked through a prolonged season of hiddenness, these months have rendered me in awe and gratefulness. And so here I pen my own recollection of the pain of loneliness, and the faithfulness of God, with hopes to encourage other with hearts that long.
raising my glass and raising my Ebenezer: reflections on 2020
The year 2020 had been placated with losses and grief for many. To me, it has been a time of recalibrating my own inwardly-curved heart to the truth of the Gospel. And so here I pen, my customary letter to self, on lessons learnt in 2020.
faithful and reckless, and Grace in every season: reflections on 2019
As the decade comes to an end, penned here is my customary letter to self.
a love unrequited
Valentine's is often seen as a celebration of romantic love--yet to many, it is a dreadful time of dwelling on one's perhaps unreturned loves. My prayer is that even in seasons of rejection and one-sided loves, we may find ourselves loved like never before, and in turn love the other in light of Calvary love.
through the eyes of Calvary Love: on the subject of discernment
One of my favorite things of journeying as a Christian is to converse with others on how the Lord is so involved in all of our lives. Recently, my trip back to the US sparked a conversation with one of my dear friends on the topic of discernment. This is my letter to her. I pray that this letter may only bring us to deeper communion with our Lord who revealed His will through Calvary Love.
rejoicing in my lot: reflections on 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, penned here is my customary letter to self after having reflected upon the Lord's leading through the year.
embracing femininity (on international women’s day)
In celebration of what happens to be the the international women’s day, I thought it would be good to dedicate a post to all the women out there, as well as the men in our lives who have pushed us to be the women we are today. Oh, here's to the beauty of femininity (and masculinity)––thanks be to God!
hope in waiting: how the Gospel shapes my singleness
As Christians we need to understand that the Gospel ought to shape all aspects of our lives, even our singleness. Here I write about how the Gospel has changed the way I view my singleness (mind) and how it has affected me (heart) that I may live it out well (hands). My prayer is that our Christian communities may learn to wrestle with this more, that we may serve and love our single brothers and sisters better.