Monthly Archives: January 2014

Back home: Catching my breath on familiar ground

Returning from the fringe series Like I said earlier, when I came back to Malaysia from Madison, USA, I had a roof over my head, food to eat (thanks to my sisters-in-law’s great cooking!) and money from a part-time job … Continue reading

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Bonds that save (Part 2): A friend indeed

Returning from the fringe series There was one other factor that arrested my downward decline in Madison. It was my friend, Martha. At that time, I don’t think either Martha or I knew just how significant our friendship was. We … Continue reading

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Bonds that save (Part I): My mother

Bonds that save (Part I): My mother.

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Bonds that save (Part I): My mother

Returning from the fringe series My mother suffered a stroke three weeks before I graduated. Hospitalized, my brothers asked her if she wanted me back. She said, “No, let her finish her studies.” (This is what my brothers told me … Continue reading

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You hear Jesus when you know His Word

¬†Returning from the Fringe series: Lesson 2 After graduation, I was planning to do my master’s in political philosophy and then a Ph.D. But my mother passed away three weeks before graduation and I had to come home. With mother … Continue reading

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To hear God you need to be open to His existence

Returning from the Fringe series: Lesson 1 Like I said earlier, I was¬†a fringe Christian — thanks to my American education! Make no mistake, I enjoyed my American education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where I studied for my … Continue reading

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Have a great year!

I want to pronounce a blessing on everyone this new year! Of course, I am no Pope who can confer official blessings! But, I think, whatever faith you believe, or even don’t believe, it is nice to speak blessings on … Continue reading

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