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Choose to Trust Love

Posted 14 February 2016 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet Ultimately nothing  is more important than whether our yearning for unconditional love and acceptance has the hope of fulfillment. In the end all of our successes and victories amount to very little in comparison to a life without the giving and receiving of love. This hunger for unearned love is at the heart of […]

Surprised by God–Tough and Tender

Posted 05 November 2015 | By | Categories: Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tweet I am so excited. My 10 year project has come to fruition–Surprised by God: A Journey of Divine Discovery is here! This has been an amazing adventure and  journey of faith. Over the past ten years I thought I was writing a book, only to discover the book was writing me. I am sharing in my […]

Grappling with God: A Test of Faith

Posted 11 September 2015 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Tweet     Living a life of faith is not necessarily easy – but it’s worth the struggle!  Pursuing a relationship with God is like enrolling in a course that will challenge you beyond anything you could ever imagine.  And yet, isn’t it those tough courses that are the most rewarding – the ones you […]

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 […]

Touched by Love

Posted 27 April 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13 Listening to Nancy Rollin’s interview about her terrifying experience at the Boston Marathon touched my heart deeply. I was moved because I could feel how much she cared about all those who were hurt and […]

Hitting the Curve Ball

Posted 22 December 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tweet I remember going to watch two friends play in a baseball tournament. Although I learned that the game was rained out, I saw a way to still have some fun. There was a batting cage next to the dugouts and I suggested that we hit a few balls. I had always wanted to tap […]

My Commencement Speech!

Posted 05 October 2012 | By | Categories: Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet For those of you who were not able to be there in person, I wanted to share with you the excitement and joy that I felt while delivering one of the commencement speeches at the graduation ceremony in which I received my second master’s degree from the Wright Graduate Institute.  It was a great […]

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.” […]

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 […]

Hurt and Sadness

Posted 02 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Tweet (This is an exerpt from the fifth 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 process hurt and sadness.)   Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. — Psalm 126:5   The […]