Tag Archives: Christianity

Living in Relationship: Consciously Caring for One Another

Posted 24 September 2015 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet The older I get the more important relationships are to me. When I was younger, I took many of my relationships for granted. I assumed that others would always be there for me. I also presumed my relationship with God was a constant—He was always there and what I did or did not do […]

This Hallowed Place

Posted 22 May 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet This past weekend, the CLE community enjoyed another sacred weekend we call Spring Retreat. We had our largest gathering ever, stretching the limits of our beloved DeKoven Center in Racine, WI. The time was especially meaningful because Eileen Parks (I am using her real name with permission), one of my original clients, joined us […]

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 […]

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 […]

God’s Infinite Love: My Choice by A.M.

Posted 30 August 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet When I first joined assignment group, a senior member of my group told me that no matter what happens in the group, to remember that Rich was always for me 100%.  I learned over time that this was true and that despite whatever happened in group, Rich always had my back.  Even though I […]

Growing and Faith

Posted 20 March 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 I am concerned about the ever-present temptation to move away from truly living by faith. Growing involves […]

Friendships: The Most Worthwhile Investments

Posted 01 January 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13    Relational unrest and breakdown is all around us and has hit close to home. Recently, we were surprised to see moving vans in front of the house of our next-door neighbors. They were a young couple […]

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 […]

Rich Blue Sermon Series | The Most Unlikely Disciple

Posted 05 September 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet I recently filled in for one of my pastor friends at his church, North Shore Assembly of God, in Skokie.  The title of my sermon is, The Most Unlikely Disciple.  It is built around the story of Zacchaeus and the message and content is expounded upon in my upcoming book Grappling with God to […]