Food for Thought

Did God Forget About Me?

Did God Forget About Me?

Posted Sep 29th, 2020 in Anxiety, Lynn Murray, Suffering, God

We all have those times where we feel forgotten by God. We ask Him questions that begin with “Why?” We struggle to pray and read His Word. We meditate on all the things that have gone wrong and are going wrong in our lives. We can’t think of anything good when we think about our circumstances. We imagine all the amazing ways that God could possibly answer our prayers and yet none of them appear to come to fruition.

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Sitting At Home?

Sitting At Home?

Posted Mar 19th, 2020 in Anxiety, Depression, Rhonda Wiersma, Suffering, Helping Others, Mental Health

Are you at home, either self-isolating or working from home or taking care of children? Perhaps you may feeling a bit cooped up, curious what you might do next with the kids or even yourself!

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Salvation Belongs to the Lord

Salvation Belongs to the Lord

Posted Oct 9th, 2019

Do you have loved ones that you would really like to see come to know the Lord in a true saving way? Have you prayed for them? Cried for their eternity? Is there a deep ache in your heart for them? Do you wonder if their salvation depends on you convincing them to receive the gift Christ has offered them?

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Ask the Counsellor

Posted Aug 1st, 2019 in Anxiety, Glen Slingerland, Ask the Counsellor, Mental Health

Hi, my name's Andrea and I'm currently in counseling at college, however, I'm looking for something that could be more long-term and could add to the counseling I'm currently in. I'm curious how you handle counseling on the topics of mental illness (such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self-harm) as I know you're based around working with young mothers.

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Hiding the Secret

Hiding the Secret

Posted Jul 22nd, 2019 in Sexuality, Rhonda Wiersma, Suffering

​Sexual abuse is being talked about more and more. Recently the hashtag metoo movement has come out, seemingly giving people more willingness to share their own stories of sexual assault or abuse. However, one thing haunts me particularly about the way we talk about sexual abuse. We usually only think about girls and women being sexually victimized. But did you know that many boys and men are also sexually abused?

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Crying Out to the Lord

Crying Out to the Lord

Posted Jun 17th, 2019 in Lynn Murray, Suffering, God

​In times of deep distress we feel totally out of control. We see the world and those in it as enemies. Even our closest friends and relatives appear powerless to do anything for us. We often lose all hope of things in our lives ever becoming good again.

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Anger

Anger

Posted Mar 26th, 2019 in Rhonda Wiersma, Anger

We all have it, to one degree or another. For some of us anger comes quickly and burns hot, while others of us conceal our anger in a pressure cooker. Anger is an often-misunderstood emotion. We read in James 1 that we ought to be “slow to anger…because the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (19-20). Frequently an attitude like this leaves us more willing to sweep our anger under the rug

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Joined Together

Joined Together

Posted Dec 10th, 2018 in Relationships, Glen Slingerland

​Your ‘personal’ relationship with Jesus is more corporate than personal. Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, “In [Jesus] the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” (Eph. 2:21-22).

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God is Faithful to the Unfaithful

God is Faithful to the Unfaithful

Posted Oct 24th, 2018 in Identity, Lynn Murray, God

​After reading Deuteronomy 31, I was impacted by how faithful God is. Moses relates to the Israelites what the Lord has told him. Moses told them how he was not going any further and that the Lord had appointed Joshua to take them from here. He describes how the Lord will go before them, destroy the nations and give them possession of the land. He tells them not to be afraid because God will never leave them or forsake them.

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God in the Dark

God in the Dark

Posted Sep 5th, 2018 in Rhonda Wiersma, Salvation, God

​Most of us are familiar with the experience of doubting God. Sometimes this doubt is simply a temporary passing of questions when difficult circumstances arise; at other times doubt takes hold of our hearts for reasons known or not known, but yet we cannot shake that awful feeling of doubting God.

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