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: October 2012
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I want ecstasy, not … Continue reading
Back-to-back stories this morning on NPR about the play Our Town and about Pete Seeger brought me to tears – and reminded me of a vital practice in the “with-God” life: sacramental living. Our Town, the iconic play by Thornton Wilder, is about the Webb family, an ordinary family living … Continue reading
Recently I read several heart-felt tributes to Bill Vaswig in the current issue of Conversations (a spiritual formation journal I highly recommend!) These articles by giants in the field of spiritual formation celebrating Bill’s amazing life and legacy brought back memories of a January evening … Continue reading
The asphalt path soon leads from an open field to a pathway strewn with a carpet in browns, golden yellows, and rusty oranges. The rain from the previous day had captured many leaves and has given them a sense of permanency before … Continue reading
Luke 19: 40 “I tell you, he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” I knew it was mine. The maintenance man was making his rounds through the store emptying trash cans. He stopped, stooped over, picked … Continue reading
A friend of mine keeps a small bowl of sand on her desk. Whenever she struggles to let go of a hurt or a worry or a problem that is not hers to solve, she holds some of the sand … Continue reading
“What seems to be happening at the moment is never the full story of what is really going on. For the honey bee, it is the honey that is important. But the bee is at the same time nature’s vehicle … Continue reading