Archive for 'Grappling with God'

Let Your Light Shine

Posted 20 March 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 Jesus, the great spiritual teacher, claimed to be the light of the world. He did not say he was a light […]

Having the Eyes to See The Doors of Opportunity

Posted 14 March 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:9-10) Doors signify times of transition and opportunity.  […]

Paired Sharing with God

Posted 09 March 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet One of the simplest yet powerful tools we use at CLE is paired sharing*. This is an exercise where two or more people agree to purposefully and intentionally alternate between sharing and listening to one another. We ask people to use a timer and have a set period of time in which they share, […]

Praying with Positive Regard

Posted 02 March 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tweet I was in my hot tub this morning praying.  I was experiencing lots of emotions; however, the predominant feeling was scared. I was aware of so many different things I was afraid of. First, my long time client at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment who is in the final stages of prostate cancer […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Joy of Living Responsibly

Posted 24 January 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Phil 2:12-13 Who would ever think that being responsible is a key to having peace and joy?  When we think of someone being responsible, we […]

Wanted: Attachment Needs Met—Adults as well as Children Apply

Posted 19 January 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet “See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me” Lyrics from The Who We are making Attachment Theory a primary focus at CLE this year. One of the major breakthroughs in psychology is the increasing awareness that the relational needs young children have to attach to their mothers and fathers are the same we have […]

The Transforming Power of Gratitude

Posted 10 January 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 6 Comments

Tweet Sue and I had been married for about a year and we were in the process of raising our financial support to go on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. We had just gotten back from our New Staff Training, and had exhausted all the money we had in savings in order to […]