"I Am Now a Recovered Overeater"

For the last 15 years I have been helping people fight addictions (drugs and alcohol). This has been important because I quit using them...

The Ultimate New Year's Resolution

We've all done it. We've all uttered the words. We've all made the commitment. We've all broken the commitment. This January...

"Where have you been? Come to class!"

“Dude, where were you?? I expected you to be there….” Accountability to others is somewhat of a love-hate relationship. If you’re...

Identity

All of us carry around some kind of self-imposed identity whether we’ve consciously identified it or not. Often times its the obvious...

Luminaries Retreat = "Fat Farm" ??

I want to start by saying that my experience with Luminaries Retreat was a totally awesome experience! It completely exceeded every...

From Mail to IRON Man

How a retired post-master earned the IRON in his name IRONMAN is a registered trademark of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). No...

Faith to Win a Race

The atypically hot Wisconsin sun is beating down on my neck and the buzz from the crowd is humming in my ears as I toe the line. Safety...

Help! Fair Food Fight!

This weekend my family and I attended the outdoor Joyful Noise Family Fest in Blaine, MN. We were there on Saturday for about 9 hours and...

Don't Take It Personally

If your kid says, "It looks like you have a baby in there" - don't take it personally If your friend says, "Why don't you spend any time...

Does God Care What I Eat?

For the next 4-5 weeks, Luminaries Retreat is going to be featuring guest blog writers on a wide variety of topics pertaining to health...

Refrigerator Fight

The following is a picture of someone's real fridge. I do like those pomegranates on the upper right corner but with the cat food can...

Burrito Face-Off

Favorite Restaurant Burrito vs. Homemade Burrito Super Bowl Sunday is coming up and I thought it would be fun to give you a real-life...

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