Archive for 'Health and Fitness'

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 […]

My Celebration of Mollie Mae Blue

Posted 17 September 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet It has been three years since my dad died. My mom and dad were married for more than 70 years. She has spent the last several years grieving, adjusting to living alone, and living her life to the fullest.   Several months ago I received a call from my brother saying that mom was […]

Courageously Committing

Posted 04 December 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet  “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe     Meaningful decisions that lead to personal transformation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nancy Rollins

Posted 20 October 2010 | By | Categories: Health and Fitness, Relationships | No Comments

Tweet Nancy Rollins: Runner Extraordinaire I met Nancy over 14 years ago. She was introduced to me by a friend and had expressed interest in working as a therapist at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment. She had spent the last 20 years serving as a psychiatric nurse, having worked at Northwestern and now at […]