Archive for May, 2011

The Gift of Love

Posted 30 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 1 Timothy 4:14 Sunday, May 22, 2011, I was officially ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at Christian Life Church. My family, friends, and the community of faith from […]

Rich’s Ordination Service May 22, 2011

Posted 25 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet   I wanted to share with you the audio recording of my Ordination Service which was held at Christian Life Church in Mt. Prospect, IL, on Sunday, May 22, 2011.  Daryl Merrill Jr., Senior Pastor at Christian Life, presided over the service and was my sponsor in my ordination. There were over 100 people […]

Responsibility

Posted 16 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 5 Comments

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the seventh chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter emphasizes the importance of living by the principle of responsibility.)   Living responsibly stretches us into new ways of thinking and acting. It is not always easy, and we will fall […]

Befriending Fear

Posted 09 May 2011 | By | Categories: Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the fourth chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter emphasizes the importance of learning how to feel, express and integrate fear.)   For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received […]

Hurt and Sadness

Posted 02 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the fifth chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter emphasizes the importance of learning how to feel, express and process hurt and sadness.)   Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. — Psalm 126:5   The […]