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Choose to Trust Love

Posted 14 February 2016 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet Ultimately nothing  is more important than whether our yearning for unconditional love and acceptance has the hope of fulfillment. In the end all of our successes and victories amount to very little in comparison to a life without the giving and receiving of love. This hunger for unearned love is at the heart of […]

Divine Discontent

Posted 20 December 2015 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God | No Comments

Tweet If you are like me then you long for meaningful and authentic relationships, You yearn to be seen, heard, and affirmed. You yearn for the love and safety of committed relationships. Accomplishments are great, yet, we will give up all our accolades for love. From the very beginning, it was God’s intention that He would […]

Surprised by God–Tough and Tender

Posted 05 November 2015 | By | Categories: Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tweet I am so excited. My 10 year project has come to fruition–Surprised by God: A Journey of Divine Discovery is here! This has been an amazing adventure and  journey of faith. Over the past ten years I thought I was writing a book, only to discover the book was writing me. I am sharing in my […]

Living in Relationship: Consciously Caring for One Another

Posted 24 September 2015 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet The older I get the more important relationships are to me. When I was younger, I took many of my relationships for granted. I assumed that others would always be there for me. I also presumed my relationship with God was a constant—He was always there and what I did or did not do […]

Grappling with God: A Test of Faith

Posted 11 September 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Tweet     Living a life of faith is not necessarily easy – but it’s worth the struggle!  Pursuing a relationship with God is like enrolling in a course that will challenge you beyond anything you could ever imagine.  And yet, isn’t it those tough courses that are the most rewarding – the ones you […]

Consciously Choosing Life

Posted 24 February 2014 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet Life is to be lived fully in the here and now. All we can know for certain is what is right now. The past is history and the future is fantasy. The past makes friends with regret and the future invites anxiety. Both of these are thieves of life in the now.   What […]

Oedipus or Intimacy

Posted 20 February 2014 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet What are you yearning for in your partnership? Do you want more safety, affection, truth, comfort, joy and intimacy? 24 couples involved in the CLE community met together for a weekend of learning, growing and transforming ourselves as well as our couples. It was an inspiring time of experiencing people willing to trust each […]

This Hallowed Place

Posted 22 May 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet This past weekend, the CLE community enjoyed another sacred weekend we call Spring Retreat. We had our largest gathering ever, stretching the limits of our beloved DeKoven Center in Racine, WI. The time was especially meaningful because Eileen Parks (I am using her real name with permission), one of my original clients, joined us […]

A Tribute to my Friend Jon Parks

Posted 11 May 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Tweet It has been about two weeks since the death of my friend, Jon Parks. He fought a courageous 15 year battle against prostate cancer. I had the pleasure of walking with him during this journey along with his wife Eileen. I remember our first couples group after he learned of his diagnosis. I will […]

Touched by Love

Posted 27 April 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13 Listening to Nancy Rollin’s interview about her terrifying experience at the Boston Marathon touched my heart deeply. I was moved because I could feel how much she cared about all those who were hurt and […]