What Is Christmas Christmas isn’t always the bright and cheery affair found in songs or movies. Can it be merry for a family struggling through unemployment, alienation, and terminal illness? Written by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastor Wayne Palmer, What Is Christmas? conveys how this season can be a complicated and difficult time of the year. […]
With all the unknowns surrounding the corona virus, it’s easy to let anxiety and fear take over. Listen as Rachel shares her experience of the unknowns, isolation and lost connections with family and friends. Learn how she found strength to face the unknown.
Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Listen to Mark’s story, a pastor who has struggled with depression for about 20 years. How does someone with faith reconcile a God who often seems far away, especially when you feel so totally alone?
Where do you go when your dreams are shattered? How do you grieve? How do you risk dreaming again?
Listen to Deborah’s story and how she found hope to dream again.
“I think that all of us move into and out of loneliness. Some people tragically find themselves all alone. None of us were meant for that.” Loneliness isn’t a feeling restricted to people who are single. It can affect anyone. Listen as James Winderlich talks about how we can feel alone and unconnected, even when we’re surrounded by people. But there is hope to feeling connected again.
How would you cope if you suddenly lost both your legs? What changes would it bring to your life and relationships? Listen as Dean talks about his near death encounter with the flesh eating infection Necrotizing Fasciitis and what gave him hope to face the future without his legs?
Have you ever felt guilty? Perhaps you’ve done something that you regret and you can’t get it out of your head. “Once you’re in a cycle of guilt it affects every part of your life. Before you know it you’ve created a monster!” Listen as Richard Mau talks about guilt, and a way to escape it’s negative power over us. It’s not easy to get over guilt, but there is hope.
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time? Maybe it’s the milestones as you children grow up and become more independent, or the wake after a funeral where you share the good times – even as you still feel the deep loss. How do you make sense of that – and keep moving forward. Listen as David Altus has encouragement for those times we feel lost in grief
The story of Jesus has been heard in almost every culture around the world. In many ways the harshness and beauty of outback Australia is similar to Israel where the actual events took place. Listen as John, a close friend of Jesus, retells the story amongst the stock routes and mining towns of the bush.
Do you feel like you never have enough time? Or perhaps you wish you used some of your time differently? One sure thing about time is once it’s gone you can’t get it back. So how do we deal with that? Listen as Mark Doecke talks about making the most of the time we have.