Category: *Feature

  • Faith Forum ~ The Incredible God Journey

    Faith Forum ~ The Incredible God Journey

    By Gloria Wessner You may know what it feels like to look at the wonderful sights, sounds and shops in Italy. You may know what it feels like to dig your toes into the wonderful white sand of a beach in the Caribbean or experience the richness of wildlife in the Arctic. It takes good […]

  • Faith Forum ~ I Don’t Want Religion!

    Faith Forum ~ I Don’t Want Religion!

    By Gloria Wessner That might sound weird coming from someone who writes about God, but it’s true! I don’t want to be bound up in religion, which traditionally is understood as being boring, impersonal, duty-bound, can be full of rituals yet unfulfilling. What I want and need is a living, breathing and dynamic personal relationship […]

  • Faith Forum ~ I Need Somebody Bigger Than I

    Faith Forum ~ I Need Somebody Bigger Than I

    I’m not ashamed to say I need somebody bigger than myself to live life. I don’t feel I need to always put on my ‘tough woman’ face and answers in order to be accepted. Very often life has not been easy and so I am not always going to answer ‘great!’ when somebody asks me […]

  • Faith Forum ~ What’s Good About Good Friday?

    Faith Forum ~ What’s Good About Good Friday?

    By Gloria Wessner. The connection with Good Friday has to do with death – the term conjures up all kinds of negative and dark connotations. In real life, many times things must die in order to give way to the new (which we always hope is better) such as a seed has to die in […]

  • Faith Forum ~ How’s It Going?

    Faith Forum ~ How’s It Going?

    By Gloria Wessner Now that the New Year is well underway, how’s it going for you? Perhaps it’s going very well, 2016 has brought a new outlook, a new significant other and perhaps some positive other new changes. The reality for most people is that this year is going a lot like 2015 and is […]

  • Faith Forum: Joy

    Faith Forum: Joy

      The world just isn’t getting any better. Places in the world have brutal wars, starvation, extreme weather events, mass shootings, and peoples striving for democracy, economic disasters, extreme immoral religious behavior and major environmental issues. It is increasingly difficult to feel peaceful living in the world with all of these issues around you, as […]

  • Faith Forum ~ A Different Perspective on Thanksgiving

    Faith Forum ~ A Different Perspective on Thanksgiving

    By Gloria Wessner This weekend is the yearly Thanksgiving holiday. Besides the traditional yummy turkey dinner and pumpkin pie, for some people it’s basically another long weekend. For others, they pause and reflect about life and are thankful in a general kind of way for what they have. For those who know Jesus in a […]

  • Faith Forum ~ The Nagging Question

    Faith Forum ~ The Nagging Question

    By Gloria Wessner. Many religions, different ways of thinking about the universe and our place in it, contemporary thoughts on negative and positive energy and different philosophies claim to have answers to and about life. Even if one attains ‘enlightenment’ through meditation, or feels more peaceful with changes in one’s attitudes and values, or receives […]

  • Faith Forum ~ When Grieving Dad

    Faith Forum ~ When Grieving Dad

    By Gloria Wessner. I’ve noticed recently in social media that many people are grieving and/or missing their dad (in some cases mom). With this being Father’s Day and having gone through this life event, too, I thought I would share a piece I wrote some time ago and trust it will be encouraging and helpful […]

  • Faith Forum ~ New Life in the Garden

    Faith Forum ~ New Life in the Garden

    By Gloria Wessner. This time of year always brings a sense of newness as we work in our gardens and flower beds, or enjoy the ‘new green’ look all around us. The snow has given way to the warmth of the sun so it can be dug up or cultivated and prepared for planting. Then […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Starry Connections

    Faith Forum ~ Starry Connections

      Did you know that in our galaxy the Milky Way, there are over 300 billion stars? And that’s not counting other galaxies. That’s an incredible amount of stars. Do you know how personal that is to God? “He counts the stars     and calls them all by name…”1 If the stars are that personal to […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Bad News, Good News

    Helplessness. There’s not another feeling like it. Living through something that is beyond your ability to help someone else or unable to cope in your own situation may have given you that feeling. Watching a situation from a distance where there is nothing you can do can give you that feeling, too. That is bad […]

  • Faith Forum ~ It Is Finished

    Faith Forum ~ It Is Finished

    The words “It is finished” rang in her ears as Mary stumbled and tripped over the rocks on Golgotha. It couldn’t be, it just couldn’t be true what had just happened; but it was. There was the cross, with her friend hanging on it. His weary head now bent and bowed over on his chest […]

  • Faith Forum ~ In the Trading Business

    Faith Forum ~ In the Trading Business

      One of the programmes I’ve enjoyed listening to is CHRB 1140’s Tradio. It’s enjoyable listening to all the different people with their items up for sale or give away, and how Charlie just keeps things moving along with a sense of purpose and community. Most articles, even tho’ used and maybe old, end up […]

  • Faith Forum ~ The Christmas Story

    Faith Forum ~ The Christmas Story

    By Gloria Wessner The real Christmas story is traditionally the story of Jesus Christ and his birth. Over time, Christmas has become so much about commercialism, gift giving, and pretty decorations and lights that while it lends a wonderful festive feel to the season, the origins of this holiday have become obscured. Even traditional Christmas […]