“Slow down, Erin.”
“If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient...”
1 Corinthians 13: 3-4a (NLT)
Over the past three months, I had the opportunity to help ou ...
First published in Floodgates April - June 2016
by Yuen Ting Ai and Debbie YM Loh
It is always daunting for a child to speak in an unfamiliar, non-native language. While teaching English is what we do, building confidence in using the language is part and parcel of our work. But from a larger pe ...
first published in Floodgates April - June 2016
By Jerry Teo and Debbie YM Loh
People often think that a state of homelessness is about not having a physical shelter to stay. To a certain extent, that is true, but the heart of the matter lies beyond what is obvious. Homelessness is a situation w ...
Love and warmth are values that are rarely emphasised in a work setting today, especially when outcomes are more often measured by efficiency, impact and change. Since 2011, Community Excel Services has brought in the widely acclaimed curriculum, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and its sequel Emoti ...
by Mary Ann Tan
Having been married for 17 years, it’s natural for Juliana*, 40, to think that life should be easy and comfortable forever. Sadly, this was not to be. In April 2013, her husband who had been having an affair wanted to divorce her. Juliana with three kids aged 12, 14 and 16 wer ...