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 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

Healing the Heart Through ''Being Still''

When I was a kid, I was known for not being able to sit for any length of time and be quiet or still. I think this is the case for most children. Children need something to do with... — Updated 9/30/2022

 

Healing the Heart Through Constant Bite-sized Repetition

As I go through life on this journey of ups, downs, valleys and mountain peaks, I discovered a few things. One of those things is that when you do something on a regular basis, it... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

Healing the Heart through Looking Forward to Heaven

I am a Sixties Scoop Survivor and someone who was adopted and then met my biological family later in life. Then there are a number of other pieces of the pie of my life-issues of... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Healing the Heart Through "Facing Your Fears"

As I reflect on how many of us as Indigenous people have contributed to the highest set of statistics, in a variety of social ills, I'm left with many thoughts. It makes me think... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Healing the Heart Through Praise

When I take a look at my life and everything I've gone through-all the good and the bad-I see various reasons why I went through bad times. The reasons were usually a result of at l... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Healing the Heart through the Power of Love

Many times, when the world, non-believers in Jesus, talk about the issue of power, they refer to using your inner power to obtain success. The world says you just need to focus on t... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Healing the Heart through . . . Guilt?

When I was growing up, I used to see my siblings doing chores, such as mowing the lawn in the summer or shovelling the sidewalks in winter. Like most small children, my turn came wh... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

Healing the Heart through "Listening"

I'm the type of person who really must concentrate when it comes to listening to others. Even though I do the work of a pastor, it's still a challenge to me. Even when I'm sitting... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Parry Stelter    Books

Beyond the Sixties Scoop Takes Reader on Journey of Healing

When you read Beyond the Sixties Scoop by Deborah Ironstand you'll be taken on a journey of brokenness, healing, and resiliency. Deborah writes about childhood memories of living... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Grief, Loss, and Intergenerational Trauma

I once heard a man wiser than me say that looking at someone's worldview is like looking at an iceberg. There is what you initially see on the surface of the water and then most of... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Healing the Heart through Anxious Thoughts

When you go to West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, there are many attractions. When I was a teenager, I went on the roller coaster that goes upside down and twists, while rushing... — Updated 6/7/2021

 

Healing the Heart and "Repent"

As a child and as a teenager and even as an adult, several times I would act in a certain way that wasn't helpful in my moving forward in maturity. I would make mistakes and endure... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

Healing the Heart through a Complete All-In-Trust

Many of my fellow Indigenous People, Native North American People, and other people groups that have been victims of oppression and injustice have struggles with the issue of... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

Healing the Heart Through Being Event Oriented

I have come to realize over the years that we Indigenous people are historically event-oriented people, rather than time-oriented people. Our worldview is for the most part the... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Healing Through Awareness

Many times I have heard non-Indigenous people say that they wish Indigenous people would "just get over it." Just get over all this talk about residential schools and financial... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Healing Through Jesus Being My Crutch

Over the course of the last five years I have had knee replacement surgeries on each of my knees. I had the surgeries because of chronic pain in the knee joints, arthritis in the... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Healing the Heart Through Ultimate Authority

I was part of the Sixties Scoop generation and so although I am Indigenous, I grew up in a different world, compared to my relatives on the reserve. Growing up in the city, we used... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Healing the Heart through Weaknesses

In the holy and sacred book that was passed down from our spiritual ancestors, we read the story of a leader, Paul, who shared wisdom and advice about weaknesses. In 2 Corinthians... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Healing the Heart through Waiting

As Indigenous people across North America, we are known for being a people group that wait. Historically, Indigenous people have waited and relied on the different seasons. We have... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Resting Your Heart and Soul Through Being Like a Child

I recently took on a paper route in my neighborhood because I noticed that I was behind in my bills more than I thought. Sometimes taking on an extra job or a part time job can... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Healing the Heart through Movement

As I have experienced life for 50 years now, I have seen many forms of exercise. As I have struggled with my own weight and talked to people in the health field, I have come to... — Updated 11/4/2019

 

Healing the Heart through Spiritual Blessings

As I take a look at what our spiritual ancestor Paul said in his written letter to the local church community, I see some wisdom that can help us heal our broken hearts. So many... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Healing the Heart through Forgiveness

In the Gospel of Luke there is a story of a woman who was looked down upon as a sinner, yet she gave all she had to Jesus, sobbing on His feet, wiping them with her hair and... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

Healing the Heart through Discipline

Often, when we hear the word discipline, we don't associate it with healing in our hearts and our lives. We often look for words such as comfort and empathy and understanding. In... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

Healing the Heart through Living Water

The Gospel of John has a heart-warming story of a woman at a well in chapter four. This story takes place in an area where there were mixed race people called the Samaritans. The... — Updated 11/24/2018

 

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