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A Cup of Cold Water...or Fries?: A Response to Bullying

A Cup of Cold Water...or Fries?: A Response to Bullying

Posted Jun 28th, 2018 in Relationships, Scott Knoechel

Being a parent is difficult. I was confronted with that fact once again when my daughter expressed that she did not want to go to school. This was something new for her. She enjoys school and relishes the social interaction that school provides. Upon further investigation, she expressed that people were making fun of her. She was being bullied.

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Gossip in the Counselling Room

Gossip in the Counselling Room

Posted May 30th, 2018 in Relationships, Rhonda Wiersma, Helping Others

​I was asked recently, “If I share sensitive or damaging information about people that are in my life, or in my past, am I guilty of gossiping?” What a great question! At first, I wasn’t sure how to answer than respond with “I don’t think so…but let me look into that.” In a quest to answer this question, I have decided to share what I have learned in the process of learning about gossip.

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What To Do When...You’re in it for the Long Haul

What To Do When...You’re in it for the Long Haul

Posted Mar 1st, 2018 in Relationships, Rhonda Wiersma, Helping Others

In our last post on “What to Do When…”* I will be talking about hanging in there for the long haul. This is where the tough get going when helping gets hard. And it is hard to hang in there for the long haul when the problems feel that they never stop growing or stay stuck. How do you keep going, especially when you as a helper feel discouraged or feel lost for direction?

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Extravagant Love

Extravagant Love

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Relationships, Glen Slingerland, God

“For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:5). As a child, I used to think God was mean. When we read the 10 Commandments in church Sunday mornings, I thought of God exacting revenge on mankind because that was what (in my mind) jealous men did: got angry and started destroying things. This past week I was given to see clearly that God is not a jealous destroyer (only?), but a Lover in relentless pursuit of His Bride.

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Grace & Truth

Grace & Truth

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Relationships, Scott Knoechel

If you look at how dinner is served at the Knoechel household, everything is separate. The meat, the sauces, the vegetables, the starches (pasta, potatoes, etc.) are all put in separate serving bowls.

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