Archive for 'Grappling with God'

The Journey of Transformation

Posted 06 January 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 6 Comments

Tweet I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.  Romans 7:15 I can’t believe I am heavier than I have ever been before. I start losing weight and then the next thing I know I am gaining again. I know […]

The Great Exchange: Our Worry for God’s Peace

Posted 26 December 2010 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet What would you say if someone gave you the opportunity to eliminate unnecessary worry and anxiety from your life? I and 45 other people from CLE jumped at the chance to get away for a weekend and explore our relationship with fear, anxiety and faith. Our intent was to apply the principle of aliveness […]

Love: The Hope of the Holidays

Posted 20 December 2010 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.   1 John 4:16 (NIV) My wife, Sue, and I just returned from a Christmas get-a-way in Chicago. We spent a nourishing night and a day together while […]

Let the Light Illuminate Your Life

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 3 Comments

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 […]

For What Do You Hunger?

Posted 05 December 2010 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 (NIV) How many of our hearts were moved with compassion seeing the dazed and hurting people after the devastating earthquake in Haiti? To make […]

Authentic Intimacy: An Encounter with Truth

Posted 29 November 2010 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, […]

God and Me–Down and Dirty

Posted 22 November 2010 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith This letter to God was written by one of the clients at CLE who is striving to have a more truthful, genuine, and intimate relationship with God. He is demonstrating the faith and courage to tell it like it is instead of perpetuating his attempts to […]