Welcome to my blog about living as apprentices of Jesus! I am passionate about spiritual transformation and about helping others become like Jesus for the sake of others.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Whatever job we get and whatever task we are assigned can serve as a container for grace" (Eugene Peterson in "Practical Resurrection"). I pray that the words and sentences on this blog may also serve as "containers of grace" for its readers.
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Monthly Archives: September 2012
We were traveling through Iowa and Kansas on a crisp and sunny September afternoon. I was fascinated by the acres and acres of corn fields decorated by ribbons of fields of grain. As we crested a hill, I noticed black Angus cattle … Continue reading
“There are many people who are sincere without being simple: they are ever afraid of being seen for what they are not; they are always musing over their words and thoughts and thinking about what they have done, in fear … Continue reading
Several years ago at Spring Arbor University, I sat “at the feet” of Richard Foster, spiritual formation giant and author of Celebration of Disciplines, as he reminisced about a lifetime of work attempting to restore the Western Church to the … Continue reading
San Antonio, June 2009. I am jammed into a crowded hotel meeting room. Eager participants are dragging chairs from other rooms into the aisles. The stifling air is filled with eager chatter. Finally a professorial and pretty ordinary looking man and five 20’s or 30’s -something young people … Continue reading
MY JOURNEY I stared at the post card I held in my hand. It was a picture of Richard Foster! I blinked and looked again! It really was Richard Foster. And in large print were the words Get a degree … Continue reading
A little girl and her grandmother were cuddled together in a rocking chair reading a book when a loud crash of thunder got their attention. The little girl got up and ran to the window. “Grandma,” she called, “Come here, … Continue reading
Long ago, I learned Psalm 23 “by heart.” This means that I memorized it and it became part of my heart. I have said this psalm most nights for years. Recently I began to see how it can be used as a … Continue reading