Thank you for praying for Lucia and our extended family. Her dad passed away on May 01. He was 96-years old. We made a short video of the memorial service if you wish to watch it. He is a Christian, and left an amazing legacy for his family. Lucia has struggled, which makes your prayers all the more vital to us. We buried him on May 09, and are learning how to live a different kind of life without him. We rejoice that he is a believer and we weep because of the void that his departing leaves in our hearts.
Any person who donates $50 or more will receive an autographed copy of one of Rick’s paperback books. If you wish for Rick to write a personal note, you may include what you’d like for him to write. Also, you may gift the book to someone, and we will mail it to them. After your donation arrives, we will send you an email with all the information you need.
Are autographed books idolatry? A subscriber to our email list said the following:
Anytime a Christian offers an autographed book, because I can’t reconcile that with the word of God to allowing humans to think that an autograph is anything special. It’s a form of idolatry and you should know better. I’ve enjoyed your articles and… – Unedited from Former Email Subscriber
Training your biblical counseling church intern. Rick’s church asked him to equip the biblical counseling summer intern. If you would like for him to provide this kind of training for your BC intern, please ask.
A corporation asked Rick to do a one-off, weekly devotional for their team. This construction firm has a Christian worldview. They have weekly devotions, and it was a good fit for Rick to provide one of their 20-minute devotionals. As more believers implement remote technologies, perhaps this is something Rick and provide for your team, i.e., church staff, counseling teams, corporations, and other organizations with a Christian worldview.
We are booking our fall conference season. If you want Rick to come and speak to your group, please contact us soon. Rick had a Zoom meeting last week with one of the pastors from Triangle Community Church. That pastor is taking 25 men through Rick’s book, Change Me, preparing for the fall meeting.
A pastor’s wife emailed, asking for help for her abusive husband, and dysfunctional marriage. We did direct her to some help in her town. But it reminded us of how to think about a call from someone like this. Here are a few ideas:
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).