Teach us to love

Dear father, Every single day, I see bad news. War. Crimes. Murder. Slavery. Terror. Narcotic. I see brokenhearted every single time I turn into my news feed. I wonder, how does it feel, to be in such situation of irrational misery? I know, I can be that girl who was born in the middle of […]

Our safe place

A suicide bomber came into a church in my hometown, North Sumater while the congregation were having their ceremony. Praise God, the bomb was managed to be handled. But this incident has made me ponder about something, safety place. Sumatera Utara, has been known as the home of millions of Indonesian Christians. Batak Tribe, my […]

The language of love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. There is no an easy way to love: be it to our parents, our siblings, our friends, […]

A prayer for Nahdlatul Ulama

PBNU AND DERADICALISATION AGENDA With more than 70 million followers, Nahdlatul Ulama for sure is the largest Islamic organization by size in the world. It was born in the Eastern part of Java, Indonesia as a response to the growing influence of Wahabism from Saudi Arabia. It has a central role in shaping the culture […]

From death to life

On my birthday last year, I ask my friend to pray for my death to self. I have forgotten the wish until I realize that GOd has been answering her prayer by taking one of the most precious thing I have in that year. God allowed my heart to be broken into pieces. And this […]

Sang Khalik menunggu

Pada suatu senja, kala bunyi-bunyian gerimis lembut menggoda jiwa yang dilanda gulana. Yang Kuasa menjenguk dari tahtaNya dan berbisik perlahan, “Mengapa berduka, hai anak manusia. Mengapa berduka wahai yang kupilih dari antara bangsa-bangsa. Mengapa belahan pipimu serasa aliran sungai di musim penghujan. Selalu basah dan tak pernah berhenti mengalir? Bilakah Aku akan melihat kembali secercah […]