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.
I ordinarily post on Wednesdays and Saturdays and welcome your comments on any post!
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Monthly Archives: February 2013
“The following words were spoken aboard ship by army chaplain Russell Stroup, just days before reaching the South Pacific during the Second World War. He spoke to soldiers and sailors who were about to enter combat, to fight and die. In … Continue reading
“Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It would … Continue reading
The first step of the Twelve Steps asks us to affirm that we are powerless and that our lives have become unmanageable. Undertaking a spiritual journey with Jesus requires that we acknowledge exactly the same things. In order to be a … Continue reading
The RICO Act, Latin Kings, drug task force, arrests . . . these words have been flying around our town for the past two weeks. Thirty members of the Latin Kings gang in Holland, MI have been arrested and are … Continue reading
A friend wrote me this week to share that her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had passed away early that morning. This death came a year or less after her father had died. She had been the physical, financial, emotional, … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I mentioned that I am taking an on-line class (Breathing Under Water )based on a book by the same name by Fr. Richard Rohr. Last night I read the introduction to the book just before bed-time … Continue reading
Sitting in my friend’s garden is like planting yourself down in the middle of a flower patch: vibrant green ornamental grass sprouting out of the ground every which way looking like sharp spikes; pink and yellow cone daisies growing in … Continue reading