My name is Melanie (I also love to be called MelanieJoy - JOY is my middle name). I'm a Biblical Counsellor residing on Canada's West Coast, Vancouver Island, in Victoria, British Columbia. My daughter, Mady (20), works in the film industry. My ever-present companion is my young Lab, Rosie. More details below and feel free to check out my YouTube Channel (Coming Fall 2021) for my testimony, teaching videos, and resources to helpful links for growing in your faith.
My Statement of Faith
My full-time focus is to know God and apply that knowledge (His instruction, wisdom, counsel, discipline) first in my own life and in such a way that I am in a biblically faithful posture to counsel, disciple, and mentor women of all ages.
My favourite thing to do with clients is to pray with them, to point them to God's Word for His Counsel, and to watch how God changes them through the renewing of their minds, the softening of hearts, the reordering of loves, and with eyes on the ultimate prize of Jesus - our Living Hope.
To borrow the words of Paul... Colossians 1:28, "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me."
Statement of Faith is most closely identified as having Reformed Theology and that is one that emphasizes the authority of scripture and the Sovereignty of God. Here is the Statement of Faith Ligonier Ministries website that I would fully concure with.
More to come. Still updating site!