Anne Mackie Morelli, BPE, MA, RCC is a former Canadian National track and field champion, Olympian, educator, and clinical counselor, who is now a writer and public speaker. She is currently attending the Seminary at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, completing a Master’s degree in Christian Studies. Anne is passionate about inspiring others to use their talents, strengths and leadership abilities for the greater good.
Anne’s Recent Contemplations
I am thrilled that my book When Grief Descends: Suffering, Consolation, and The Book of Job, has been launched into the world this morning! The paperback or e-book can be purchased from either, Amazon or Barnes and Noble: Barnes and Noble It has also been listed on Goodreads Amazon is having a special on the e-book version from today, the 23rd, until Friday, the 27th. They are offering the e-book for free for these first 4days! So, if you would consider downloading the e-book or ordering a copy of the book today, it would help to spread the word and help with the book’s ranking. Heartfelt thanks for all your support and encouragement.
I met Marg Mowczko through social media. As is often the case through social media, I am not exactly sure how and when we initially got connected, but somehow through Twitter and Facebook, we got linked up when I started reading her insightful and thoughtful writing. Marg is a scholar, theologian, and writer. Her primary interest and focus is studying and writing about women in ministry. At points in her faith journey, she became persuaded of the equality and mutuality of men and women in Christian marriage and ministry. This transformed her theology and how she now views women in Scripture and women's roles and responsibilities within the church. Her writing about these issues is incredibly well-researched and insightful. She articulates her beliefs and then proceeds to back them up with solid, robust theological discussion. She is courageous and tenacious. The push back against her theology, by those who subscribe to a complementarian view,...
Louise and I first met when we both worked at the Vernon Family Resource Center. She worked with the mental health referrals and I was in charge of the Community Lay Counselling Program. We immediately became fast friends. Even though we are very different in some ways, we also tend to see people and the world around us in similar ways. You know these kinds of friends. These are the kindred spirits. The ones you only have to make eye contact with and a multitude of things are communicated without having to say a word. No explanations are needed. You just get each other. it is like you have come home. We quickly discovered we lived right around the corner from each other in a rural community just outside of Vernon. She and her partner had a large property and had many animals including a horse, cat, and rabbits. When they would go away for holidays they would ask our three young sons to take care of the animals, which our little boys just loved doing. So our lives began to shift into...
…. Using the story of Job as a practical and spiritual lens, Anne thoughtfully guides her readers to reflect and apply what they have read to further cement the concepts and tools she shares. Most of all, Anne’s willingness to expose the wounds of her grief to hold her readers up is both beautiful and heart-breaking, begging this book to be read again and again as an evergreen resource for anyone who has suffered loss of any scale. What a timely message for our world.
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