I’m Melinda. I’m a former startup entrepreneur, former free-thinker; now a church worker, and a believer of God.
About this blog
This blog is about knowing God and finding hope through Him. It is inspirational—not of the cupcakes and everything nice kind, but being able to thrive in the face of storm kind.
I write mostly about life experiences. The older (ugh!) I get, the more I came to realise the fact that ‘life is sometimes hard’. Hence, how much more I need to live by faith, because sometimes life just doesn’t make sense to me.
It is by clinging on to God and living by faith, that I find the extraordinary strength to go through some of the crappiest time of my life.
And yet, it is through the pain, that I found the greatest joy in the simplest of things in life—the support of loved ones, real friends; the words from the Bible; the comforting lyrics of a song; the warmth of the sun.
How often do I post?
I typically post one to two times a week.
Why am I writing this blog?
The combination of battles and blessings in life—it’s mind-blowingly amazing, although in a crazy-doesn’t-make-sense way.
It is through the writing of my stories that I hope the stories will relate to you. The you who may say, “someone gets me.” A struggle shared is a heart encouraged. And I’m glad you are here. In some way, I hope this blog inspires you further to living an intentional life of no regrets.
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Some of the most popular articles I’ve written:
–What will we leave behind when we die?
–Empathy: the missing link between pain and hope
–Missing my mum
–How I went from totally disinterested to totally in love with God
–How the media is poisoning your marriage
–The side effects of divorce
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A little bit about me
I’m a wife to a wonderful and kind husband and a step-mum to a teen.
Through my earlier years in life, I pursued happiness, money, and significance—never satiated. Independent, self-sufficient, driven, and egoistic. Yes, yes, I do have friends, I’m not that terrible, please.
As life would have it, life got hard, like hell kinda hard. It got to the point where I have all the fight sucked out of me, and I knew I couldn’t do life on my own anymore. So, I searched, I questioned about life (loads of them)…and I found God.
I learnt that there is a God.
By me denying His existence does not change the fact that there is a God.
A God who is the Creator of the universe.
A God who loves me for who I am, unconditionally. Someone who I don’t need to strive to be loved. Someone who has forgiven my past and present wrongs.
A God who is alive and I can have an on-going relationship with. Someone who hears me, and I can hear when I quiet down in my heart. Someone who I can totally depend on.
A God of miracles and healings!
So, I pursue God. To love Him.
My best decision ever.
And that is the best decision I’ve made in my life.
The search for who I am, what’s my purpose in life, and the meaning of life—found, when I found Christ.
I hope this blog inspires you to live life like heaven is on earth—
by knowing God
never losing hope
being kind to yourself and
passing-it-on in being kind to others through your words and deeds.
If it has encouraged you, please share this blog and encourage others.
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