SPIRITUAL LIFE COACHING

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“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22

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There are times when we need ideas and additional insight to draw us deeper into our relationship with God.  Spiritual Life Coaching seeks to assist to fill this need by strengthening our faith an enhancing our understanding of how God is calling us on our life journey…

“And there was evening and then there was morning – the first day.” Genesis 1:5

First there was evening and then night.

So it is in our relationship with God, according to St. John of the Cross in The Dark Night of the Soul. Our first encounters with God are often full of sun and daylight. As the daylight wanes and progresses towards evening and, finally, to darkness, we find ourselves squinting to try to see the image of God, the image which had been so clear. We may think that something is wrong inside ourselves. We may think that something is wrong with our understanding of God. We may even think He has abandoned us, that He does not care about us any longer, or that we are no longer interesting to Him.

This new experience may actually be a new place where God–in His compassion and desire for our soul–is leading us. As St. John of the Cross describes, “He has not abandoned us, but in fact is as present as ever, and may very well be drawing us closer and towards a deeper calling and towards a more intimate relationship with Him.”

At these trying points in our lives, God may be calling us to be children no longer and calling us to grow up.

“As far as trials go, the more the better!”
St. John of the Cross

This website is about change.
It’s about spiritual growth. It’s an attempt to peel back some of the mystery of where God is working in our lives to promote spiritual health and strength. This website is about increasing our understanding of how God works. It’s about directing us to resources within our churches and our own Christian experiences.

I am here in this attempt to assist and coach spiritually by using experiences from my own walk and learning to enhance the journeys of those that are seeking strength and a deeper relationship with God.

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  But when I grew up, I gave up childish ways.”  I Corinthians 13:1

The concept of light through the darkness exemplifies the soul’s journey through the night–the soul’s negotiation of the night–to God.

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9 thoughts on “SPIRITUAL LIFE COACHING

  1. So many search for joy, peace, and comfort in unhealthy ways. It is a blessing to have men such as Mr. Eitel make a life work of guiding others to higher spiritual ground. Knowing this man has been a great benefit to me as I examine my own life for correctness on my journey.

  2. A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even tempered Proverb 17:27

    Knowing Mr. Eitel I have come to terms he is just as this proverb is written, wise slow to temper, and he is even keeled. Very wise man with such great intentions. You are doing good work Dr. you may not reach them all, but a seed you plant in all, one day maybe that seed will blossom and witness a beautiful spirit.

    1. I can only fathom the amount of people he has helped seeing as he has touched my tortured soul and has looked at me with no judgement or as a lesser man all the while. He truly is doing noble work for us fortunate enough 2 have his guidance

  3. Isaiah 1:18

    King James Version (KJV)

    18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

  4. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

    But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

    27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

    “Jacob,” he answered.

    28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

    29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

    But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

    30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

    we all have struggles, but when we all step through that door our Father has cracked open for us, and stop wrestling with GOD and finally be at complete peace? We must all understand that we cannot go through life on our own, and do not have to. All we have to do is open our hearts and asked our Father for help.

  5. Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals. Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:33

    From meeting Barry I have seen what can truly flourish from a strong Christian foundation. Through his knowledge of the word as well as the intellectual background I have been able to think outside of the box during the trials and tribulations of life.

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