Archive for 'Grappling with God'

Choice and Intention

Posted 13 June 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the eighth chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter emphasizes the need to appreciate our magnificent power of choice and intention in the service of fulfilling our life project.) Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Honoring Your Anger

Posted 28 April 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 5 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 and express anger powerfully and responsibly in all our relationships) Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling […]

Truth is Love

Posted 18 April 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 5 Comments

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the third chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith.)   Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)   I was a participant on a weekend retreat whose aim was to equip me […]

Truth Indispensable

Posted 11 April 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet This is an exerpt from the third chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This book details the process of personal transformation practiced at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment. This chapter emphasizes how truth is the indespensible agent of change and at CLE we emphasize the […]

A Moment of Grace

Posted 08 April 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 3 Comments

Tweet This is an exerpt from the second chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This book details the process of personal transformation practiced at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment. The chapter emphasizes how grace is both the foundation for and safe haven within which we can do […]

Divinely Designed Relationships

Posted 28 March 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 3 Comments

Tweet The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18)             At the Center for Christian Life Enrichment, we are divinely designed for relationship. Created in the image and likeness of God, we are born with certain traits that encode […]