Archive for 'Relationships'

Celebrating Courage and Commitment

Posted 30 November 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet (This speech was written by the daughter of one of our CLE families. She is a senior at a local high school and was delivering this speech to her Cross Country teammates, parents and coaches at their end of season banquet. I hope you are inspired by her intitiative, courage, dedication and leadership. Her […]

Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

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

Tweet “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7,8       My adventure of writing my first […]

The Authority of Authenticity

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

Tweet   The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. (Mark 1:27)   I want my life to have meaning and my words to have impact.  “Greater works than these shall we do,” promises Jesus. What is my greater work? […]

Never Give Up

Posted 05 September 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet   Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Cor 9:24   It was approximately six years ago when I was first challenged to write a book. Today, I am making final edits […]

The Dangers of Dogma

Posted 31 August 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tweet   “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” […]

The Most Unlikely Disciple

Posted 23 August 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet (This blog is adapted from the first chapter of Rich’s soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This book follows the life transforming work being done for over 20 years at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment.) “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save […]

Memories of My Friend, Missy

Posted 01 August 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 5 Comments

Tweet The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen I grew up loving animals and nature. I felt most […]

Grappling with God – Introduction

Posted 01 August 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet (This is an excerpt from the introduction of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This introduction speaks to the hunger within all of us to make sense of ourselves and seek the unconditional love offered by God. This book gives an account of the life transforming work we […]

Faith, Day by Day

Posted 26 July 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet (This is an excerpt from the eleventh chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter introduces the importance of living by faith day by day. This book gives an account of the life transforming work we do at the Center for Christian Life Enrichment.) …I have […]

Faith and Doubt

Posted 18 July 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the tenth chapter of my soon to be released book, Grappling with God: The Battle for Authentic Faith. This chapter introduces the importance of doubt and questioning in the development of authentic faith. This book gives an account of the life transforming work we do at the Center for Christian […]