Category: Faith Forum – Gloria Wessner

  • Faith Forum ~ Is There Anything About God That Really Demands My Attention?

    Faith Forum ~ Is There Anything About God That Really Demands My Attention?

    This is a legitimate question. The truth of the matter is, the only reason why I, or anyone else, can even hope to be in the presence of God or to really know him, is because of what Jesus Christ, his son, made his choice as to what to do for us (more on that […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Who Doesn’t Want Peace?

    Faith Forum ~ Who Doesn’t Want Peace?

      Everyone wants ‘world peace.’ Governments, world leaders, armies and heroes have all tried to attain world peace but inevitably – war and violence constantly are a part of our world at any given time. Sometimes the peace we seek is on a more local level, such as within a political party, town or rural […]

  • Faith Forum: Rock Solid

    Faith Forum: Rock Solid

    By Gloria Wessner It seems like nothing is for sure these days. Promises are broken, contracts are not fulfilled, families are torn apart by indiscretion, violence, war and bad choices; jobs end due to circumstances beyond our control, illness and terminal illness robs us of loved ones, and those we thought we could depend upon […]

  • 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 […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Blessing Reflections

    Faith Forum ~ Blessing Reflections

      “Yee-haw! That right?” asks a little granddaughter of her grandpa on Thanksgiving as they were on their way to the pasture to see and feed the donkey his apple treats. Laughter around the table while playing a game late at night after a full Thanksgiving Day and meal. Safe journeys for family members who […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Heaven’s Reconciliation

    Faith Forum ~ Heaven’s Reconciliation

    The two opposite sides sit at an enormous boardroom table. The tension is thick as both parties expect yet another day of stressful, ongoing negotiations in the wage dispute. Words fly and the sweat flows – but at the end of the day there is still no resolution or settlement; they’ll be going at this […]

  • 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 […]