St. Peter's Fireside, Vancouver Church

Stories of Renewal: Dafydd

If you think the apostasy in the film ‘Silent’ is appalling, you probably won’t like my story of renewal. In fact, the apostasies in my story of renewal(s!) are as numerous as the obnoxious super … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Matt

Through my life God was always there, but I only came to know him in the last few years. I thought I had everything anyone could want out of life. I had made it to … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Shelly

Growing up in Taiwan, my family believed in everything. I remember looking for a quick fix to all my problems by praying to many “gods.” I believed in Karma – that if you do good, … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Scott

I think I was age 13 when I first saw pornography, and it quickly became something I turned to whenever I felt anxious, scared, stressed or just plain bored – feelings I had in abundance … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Parker

“This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” I wrote that down and stuck it to … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Dara

I have always excelled at Church. It was the one arena, outside of home, where life was good, friends were abundant, and the world seemed vast, full of potential and beautiful. I’ve known, from a … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Sam

The thing about living with depression is that it’s incredibly hard to translate to others what it’s like, and I guess that’s one of the major reasons on why it took me so long to … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Miranda

“Wow. Did you feel it?” This is the question I hear a lot after an individual finds out that I was in Kathmandu, Nepal during the 7.8 earthquake that shook the country in April 2015. … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Marley

For me, it was summer camp. This was the place where my struggle with anxiety began, around the age of ten. Growing up, I quickly learned that anyone who hasn’t experienced the nauseous, dizzying, shaky … Continue reading

Stories of Renewal: Kathryn

I live with Chronic Pain. I prefer not to tell people that my body isn’t meeting its full potential. I hate hearing myself say it and I feel like I am constantly complaining. I hear … Continue reading

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