Thirsty Souls Need Living Water

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

So often when someone reaches out for help, they are like parched ground. Confused, hurting, worn out from effort – without hope. They aren’t quite sure how they got to this scorched land but they feel the drought and the resulting dehydration. Often they sense it is life threatening and the truth is, this may actually be so. Continue reading

Canadian BCC Conference Follow up: Rejoicing in What God is Doing in Canada

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

This was a unique opportunity for Canadians. While some have pursued training in biblical counselling or have read books on biblical counselling topics, there have been few opportunities to talk to others who are also pursuing this type of ministry training. Many connections were made, and we are already hearing that those relationships are being effectively used by God for mutual edification and encouragement. Continue reading

Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition Update

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

As an organization, our vision is two-fold. We are committed, by the grace of God, to seeing the biblical counseling movement united and advancing in Canada. We believe that along with that goal, we ought to be promoting the practice of speaking God’s truth in love within the entire church family. We are passionate about promoting personal growth, centred on the person of Christ through the public and personal ministry of the Word. Continue reading

Organizing Biblical Counselling in Canada

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

God is orchestrating some really neat relationships and partnerships across the biblical counselling movement in Canada. As part of this advancement the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition (CBCC) is beginning to be established. We look forward to sharing more information about how we hope to serve the Canadian church in the months to come. Continue reading

When God’s Sovereign Will Seems to Burn and Crush

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

“What do you do when God gives you something that you don’t really want? I know that He’s a loving heavenly Father, but sometimes it sure doesn’t look like it on the outside… Do you pray like Jesus did, ‘not my will, but yours be done’ and ask for what you would really want in those circumstances? Hurting but wanting to honour Him…” I get asked questions like this from time to time. Continue reading

When Your Song is a Lament, Sing it with Your Whole Heart

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Sometimes life in this broken world is overwhelming. If we didn’t find it so from time to time, there would be something wrong. We were made for a world that was wholly different than the one we live in. When this world fails us, God is pointing us to Himself and the world that will come again. It’s not that we endure ‘here’ until we arrive ‘there;’ but suffering in this world will help us learn to live ‘here’ in light of what is coming. Continue reading

Single in the Church

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues--Single in the Church

You’re reading Part Two of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Betty-Anne Van Rees on Single in the Church. Continue reading