Archive for 'Relationships'

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 […]

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 […]

Authentic Love: The Journey from Infatuation to Intimacy

Posted 07 February 2011 | By | Categories: Relationships | 3 Comments

Tweet When my wife, Sue, and I first met it was electric. I was so drawn to her it was as if nothing else mattered. We dated for a few weeks, got engaged, and were married nine months later. Often, this is the way 21 year olds act when they are idealistic and in love. Romantic relationships […]

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 […]