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: December 2012
Long ago before I heard of the concept of “spiritual formation,” I discovered Stephen Covey who taught the need to be effective not just efficient. He emphasized that to accomplish this would take paradigm shift, a willingness to change perspective and see the world differently. After a paradigm shift, when … Continue reading
I love the fact that human beings artificially created an end to one year and the beginning of another. I need to wind up and re-start, declutter (thoughts as well as objects) and think fresh, sort through and re-do, think back and plan ahead. … Continue reading
As I struggle to put words to my thoughts about yet another tragedy – this one taking the lives of so many children in the kingdom – I offer these thoughts by Mark Galli, editor of Christianity Today. Hopefully, it will help … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how young a child can enroll as one of Jesus’ apprentices? I have. Eliana was 18 months old when Amanda and I joined the first Apprentice cohort at CMC. As we slowly absorbed the idea of … Continue reading
The miracle of life is the most amazing and “wonder-full” gift God has given us. From humans to deer and everything in between, it’s a truly beautiful thing to witness. Watch this newborn fawn discover the world. http://www.godvine.com/The-Beautiful-Miracle-of-Life-a-Newborn-Deer-You-ll-Fall-in-Love-With-1076.html
Welcome to a new feature of our blog – video! Our first venture is a moving TED talk by photographer Louie Schwartzberg. His stunning time-lapse photography is accompanied by powerful words from a small child and a Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast. Be … Continue reading
Here’s to the power of music and the daring of a group of people who brought the meaning of Christmas to very surprised Christmas shoppers. Flash mobs at their best! Watch it to the end! You may need a kleenex.