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 […]

Relationship


  Relationship, any kind personal relationship that involve more than one broken man, either marriage, friendship, courtship, brotherhood, sisterhood, can be very messy. As we chose to step into someone’s deeper life, we cannot avoid to see the mark of imperfection.  And those imperfection, can be very hurtful as we will always find dissatisfaction, un-met […]

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 […]