Wendy van Eyck

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So far Wendy van Eyck has created 7 blog entries.

3 ways to find God in everyday life

2017-02-16T00:44:38+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Gratitude, Hearing God, Heart Issues, Serving|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes it is hard to see God’s fingerprints in the push and pull of everyday life. It can be hard to see how God is present in the moments between opening your eyes and that first cup of coffee.  You’ve barely gulped down your coffee, when a child who can’t find a textbook, or a [...]

When you are undone by depression

2017-09-22T00:56:26+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Suffering, Trials|Tags: , , , |

I was 21, and contemplating and standing in the dog food aisle, when I realised that I did not want to kill myself anymore. I remember the moment clearly; I can even picture the bag of dog food I was examining when I realised that I did not want to die, that I wanted to [...]

How to help a friend through a difficult pregnancy

2017-09-22T00:56:48+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Christian Service, Friendship, Serving|Tags: , , |

I’m at the age when most of my friends have decided it’s time to grow their families. There have been dinners where pregnancies are announced, and baby showers, and afternoons spent folding teeny-tiny clothing. And then there have been messages saying, “I’ve miscarried” and phone calls telling me to please pray because a pregnancy is [...]

5 ways to face hard well

2017-06-01T01:28:23+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Suffering, Testimony, Trials|Tags: , , , , |

Hard. It happens to all of us. Later I hope for most. But it comes. Hard comes in the form of miscarriages, cancer, babies with challenges they’ll face for life, loss of loved ones, accidents, lack of finance, relationships that come unglued. Hard, it can look different for each of us but it comes to [...]

How to Be Grateful for Your Ordinary Life

2016-08-07T23:27:35+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Contentment, Gratitude, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , |

It’s 7:02 am. This morning has been more than ordinary. In fact this entire week has been more than ordinary. It’s involved the familiar rhythms of alarms forcing me to open my eyes, opening the door to let the dog in, searching for the same 7 items I put into my smoothie every morning, kissing [...]

When your dreams no longer feel valid

2016-07-22T01:00:18+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Categories: Faith, General, God's Guidance, God's Plans for us|Tags: , , , , |

A year ago none of your friends knew her name. Then at the 2014 Oscar’s, Lupita Nyong'o accepted an Oscar for best supporting actress in a blue gown that any little girl, who ever dreamed of being a princess, would have loved to have worn. Born in Mexico while her Kenyan father was teaching there, [...]

10 ways to help someone with cancer

2016-07-18T18:49:13+00:00 April 24th, 2014|Categories: Cancer, Christian Service|Tags: , , , |

My husband was diagnosed with cancer in February 2012. Since then he has undergone 18 chemo sessions, a stem cell transplant and radiation. I’ve read that 1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime so odds are someone close to you is receiving treatment. It is easy to feel helpless in [...]

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