Tag Archives: group counseling

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 […]

Divine Discontent

Posted 20 December 2015 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God | No Comments

Tweet If you are like me then you long for meaningful and authentic relationships, You yearn to be seen, heard, and affirmed. You yearn for the love and safety of committed relationships. Accomplishments are great, yet, we will give up all our accolades for love. From the very beginning, it was God’s intention that He would […]

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 […]

The Panic of Insufficiency

Posted 14 January 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 5 Comments

Tweet “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin     I heard back from the publisher about my most recent book proposal (last count was six previous manuscripts.) It was rejected, yet with extraordinarily kind and constructive comments. This publisher grasped […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Steps to Revitalize Your Marriage

Posted 14 January 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet     A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  John 13:34   Marriage. It is fun and exciting at first; however, it is much more challenging to nurture and grow over the long haul. Falling in love and deciding to get married […]

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 Gift of Love

Posted 30 May 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 1 Timothy 4:14 Sunday, May 22, 2011, I was officially ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at Christian Life Church. My family, friends, and the community of faith from […]