Come, Lord Jesus, Come

Merry Christmas, friends of Soma! I don’t know about you, but it has not been an easy journey of advent 2016!  Waiting has been hard. Especially when I paused, and paid closer attention to my emotions, my actions and my thinkings. At the end of each day, I was reminded of me of my deep need for Jesus. Christmas can …

A Gift for Your Family: An Evening of Family Workshops

For many people, Christmas is an overwhelming season of decorating, partying, and gifting.  The season is usually announced with bright lights, loud music, and impressive events. The season of Advent (from the Latin word “adventus”, meaning “coming”) is the time of preparation for Christ’s arrival as a small, vulnerable baby.  Our God, the Creator of our Universe, chose to come to …

Does Spiritual Direction Help?

The first time I heard about spiritual direction was through Dr. Susan Phillips at Regent College. “God is the true director…Therefore we are servants of the holy, listeners with the job of being attentive to God, with and for the sake of another.  Both director and directee listen for the One who promises, ‘Call upon me and come and pray to …

A Gathering on Mental Health Needs of Churches

Grace Voo & Edward Ng have teamed up to launch a new private counselling practice in South Vancouver. The mission of this new practice is to partner with churches by promoting mental health awareness and by providing counselling skills training through psycho-educational workshops. They also provide individual and family counselling services. The beginning of 2016 marks a new journey for …

Soma Launch

Years ago, my friend Ed and I were idly talking about how God has been leading us in similar directions and how He has given us the compassion and gifting of working alongside pastors and church/ministry leaders in supporting families with mental health needs.  We both share a strong conviction that the process of healing through counselling can feel lonely and …