Tag Archives: Support

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 […]

Consciously Choosing Life

Posted 24 February 2014 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet Life is to be lived fully in the here and now. All we can know for certain is what is right now. The past is history and the future is fantasy. The past makes friends with regret and the future invites anxiety. Both of these are thieves of life in the now.   What […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Courageously Committing

Posted 04 December 2011 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet  “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe     Meaningful decisions that lead to personal transformation […]

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 […]