Archive for February, 2011

Couples Telling Their Story

Posted 21 February 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet My wife, Sue, and I just spent an inspiring weekend with fifteen couples who attended the Center for Christian Life Enrichment’s 2011 Winter Couples Retreat in Racine, Wisconsin. I was inspired by their courage to pursue their hunger for more intimacy and their willingness to let others coach them in transforming. One of the first […]

Kingdom Theology in Costa Rica

Posted 14 February 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet What an eye opening experience to be here in Costa Rica. We came for the purpose of providing training to local pastors and workers in counseling and the treatment of individuals who are struggling to recover from addictions. We are here with Global Connections which is an arm of Willow Creek Community Church dedicated […]

Caring in Costa Rica

Posted 12 February 2011 | By | Categories: Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet What comes to mind when you think of Costa Rica? Central America? Volcanoes? Waterfalls? Jungles? Coffee? Before coming here, all I really knew about Costa Rica was that this was the country my son visited and while there took part in a 300+ foot bungee jump! Sue and I were invited to be a […]

A Fresh Look At Faith

Posted 08 February 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet As  a new and infatuated teenage follower of Christ, I was hungry to belong and to matter in my new community of faith. After spending months pacing around the perimeter of myYoung Life fellowship, I finally stepped across the line of faith, and risked declaring myself a believer in Jesus Christ. I now felt like a […]

Authentic Love: The Journey from Infatuation to Intimacy

Posted 07 February 2011 | By | Categories: Relationships | 3 Comments

Tweet When my wife, Sue, and I first met it was electric. I was so drawn to her it was as if nothing else mattered. We dated for a few weeks, got engaged, and were married nine months later. Often, this is the way 21 year olds act when they are idealistic and in love. Romantic relationships […]