The Gift of Sunflowers – Past Carina Martin

🌻🌻AUGUST – The gift of sunflowers.🌻🌻 Anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted, mentally and emotionally drained. These have become the words that I started to hear more and more and even use myself. Daily we are confronted by traumatic news – loved ones dying, riots, looting, violence, hopelessness.  When will this all stop?  The question, so many of […]

Our current challenges and Empathetic listening.

Empathic Listening Considering our increased exposure to traumatic events, uncertainty, and challenges people face, empathy must become a foundational skill in our dealings with people. Both empathic listening and empathic responding are essential concepts and skills. However, there is so much confusion in the psychological literature as to what empathy means. Empathy can be seen […]

A Counsellor’s Prayer

A Counsellor’s Prayer In our walk with God, prayer is one of the essential tools. For more than two thousand years, prayer has taken many forms, such as praying in tongues, praying with our breath, praying for healing, thanksgiving or salvation, and others. In a clinical environment, however, prayers are often used as a coping […]

A WORD OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT – 17 JUNE 2021

A WORD OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT – 17 JUNE 2021 I want to share something with you today that I hope will bless and encourage you. For the last month, this was my lifeline. At the moment, we all or at least most of us, see and experience the hurt, pain and trauma people face […]

Perfect Love – Past. Marie-Lou Els

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” Who knows the story of St. Valentine? He was a clergyman in the Roman empire who ministered to persecuted Christian. He was imprisoned, […]

Are you reading a sin story or a Love story? – Past. Jack Martin

Originally from https://mentalhealthgracealliance.org/christian-mental-health-and-mental-illness/2020/9/24/is-depression-a-sin-no Many times, in my Biblical counselling office, I have this question asked. Is depression or anxiety a sin? I believe the question is based on a profound misunderstanding of who God is. As I look throughout the Bible, I find a beautiful narrative of a relational and present God, full of love […]

Why are we so Cynical?

WHY ARE WE SO CYNICAL? Ps Ronèl Oberholzer (Some comments and applications on the thoughts expressed In Jenny Allen’s book: Get out of your head) One of the most observed results from the recent pandemic has been an attitude of cynicism. The Oxford dictionary lists similar words to be the following: scepticism, doubt, distrust, mistrust, […]

To the Church

2021 Download PDF Would you like to be trained as a Biblical Counsellor? To the Church at MyFiladelfia, I greet you in the beautiful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is middle January and for those who might already have forgotten, or care to forget, it is the year 2021. The COVID-19 Pandemic.   […]

Lament…An online ministry series

A new MyFiladelfia Online Series in partnership with W@W ministries and other partners. You and your loved ones are invited to join us for week 1 of  this 6-part training series that will help us to explore and unpack the Biblical principle of lament. The process of lamenting shows us how to worship through our […]

Hernuwing!…Die mooi (en seer) van ‘n nuwe seisoen

Ons almal is dankbaar dat lente weer op ons voorstoep kuier. Net so paar weke terug was die bome nog kaal en die gras dood en nou begin die lote uitloop en die dorre bruin laken word vervang met lower-groen spatsels oral oor. Die lewe daar buite begin weer mooi lyk. Die natuurprag is meeste […]