Category: Faith Forum – Gloria Wessner

  • Faith Forum ~ Final Thots for Faith Forum

    Faith Forum ~ Final Thots for Faith Forum

    I’m sitting in one of the most beautiful spots in Kananaskis country in Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountain peaks still wearing remnants of their mantles of snow around the clear glacial waters of the lake, I can’t think of a better place to share my last thoughts with the readers of the […]

  • Faith Forum: The Good News…3 Days Later

    Faith Forum: The Good News…3 Days Later

    By Gloria Wessner Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, […]

  • Faith Forum: Keep the Faith – Find the Faith

    Faith Forum: Keep the Faith – Find the Faith

    ‘Where are you God?’ is one of the most common questions for people, particularly when we go through a very difficult time like covid-19 that is completely out of our control. Between loss of jobs, learning to cope with one another 24/7, suddenly becoming teachers, children being cooped up and not being allowed to play with […]

  • Faith Forum: It Is Finished

    Faith Forum: It Is Finished

    By Gloria Wessner The words “it is finished” rang in her ears as Mary stumbled and tripped over the rocks on the hill at 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 […]

  • Faith Forum: The Gift of the Lamb

    Faith Forum: The Gift of the Lamb

    By Gloria Wessner Who knew… That we all have such a devastating and eternally destructive problem in our lives. Who knew… That there wasn’t one thing we could do to help ourselves with that problem. Who knew… That humankind was so destitute and in need of perfect love and rescuing and didn’t know it. Who […]

  • The Faithful Little Donkey

    The Faithful Little Donkey

    The little donkey trudged slowly on the rocky path despite the weariness he felt from the many days of travelling. He put one hoof in front of the other as he carefully placed each step to keep the precious burden balanced on his back. His head bobbed up and down in time with his walking […]

  • Faith Forum: Not Good News, Great News!

    Faith Forum: Not Good News, Great News!

    Sometimes it’s all one can do to not turn off the news after a few minutes (although I think some people do at times!). A person may keep watching it and listening, hoping to hear something not depressing, violent or discouraging. A teenager murders twenty of his schoolmates in the US, four members of a […]

  • Faith Forum: Born to Die

    Faith Forum: Born to Die

    When you look down into the face of a newborn baby, you’re looking down into their sweetness. You may have unanswered questions as you look down into their little face. Questions such as wondering who they look like the most, what their growing up years will look like, what will they be when they grow […]

  • Faith Forum: Peace of Mind and Heart – In My Broken World?

    Faith Forum: Peace of Mind and Heart – In My Broken World?

    By Gloria Wessner Global recession, hard earned monies in mutuals and stocks down a large percentage, jobs being lost, fears for our families and their future – this is the grim reality for many people right now. When our security is attacked and we feel we are losing control – is there really any support […]

  • Faith Forum: Can I Start Over?

    Faith Forum: Can I Start Over?

    By Gloria Wessner With 2019 just blossoming, it makes me aware of resolutions and changes I’d like to make within myself. I’ve often wished I could somehow just get a new start. Sometimes it‘s because it’s been a bad day and I wish I could start the day over. Sometimes I meet a new person […]

  • Faith Forum: God’s Masterpiece

    Faith Forum: God’s Masterpiece

    By Gloria Wessner This week’s Faith Forum is going to explore an excerpt from the book of Ephesians in the scriptures. It was written by the apostle Paul to the people who lived in Ephesus , an ancient city near the Aegean Sea in present day Turkey. Paul wrote this to the Ephesians as a […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Living Water

    Faith Forum ~ Living Water

    By Gloria Wessner Water – beautiful waterfalls coming down out of the majestic mountains. Creeks, streams and rivers flowing through valleys and on through cities in their search to join the vast oceans at the end of their journeys. Drilling wells in order to have water for our homes, crops and livestock. Lakes that give […]

  • Faith Forum: Be Unstuck, Be Free

    Faith Forum: Be Unstuck, Be Free

    ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free…’ (Galatians 5:1a NLT) By Gloria Wessner How can I live the life I was meant to live? Sometimes the thing we need the most freedom from is ourselves. Freedom from the guilt of past mistakes, freedom from hanging on to the devastating effects of emotional […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Vanishing Vapor

    Faith Forum ~ Vanishing Vapor

    By Gloria Wessner Sitting on a rock by an azure blue mountain lake in the early morning, I can enjoy the performance of dancing vapor mists as they constantly change shape and rise above the water. As the sun continues to warm the early morning air, the vapor clouds thin and gradually disappear, giving way […]

  • Faith Forum ~ All of Life Really Begins and Ends With God

    Faith Forum ~ All of Life Really Begins and Ends With God

    By Gloria Wessner ‘We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him (Jesus).’ (Isaiah 53:6 MSG) Right from the first story of the Bible, Adam and Eve decided they […]