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: March 2013
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Step 4 of The Twelve Steps Many years ago, I enrolled in a two-year counseling program with the goal of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor. Never mind that I was a self-satisfied enabler and codependent; … Continue reading
I will not die but live and declare the deeds of our God. Ps 118:17 Has there ever been a time in your life when you were afraid . . . fearful . . . fearful of the unknown around you … Continue reading
Since I wrote earlier this week (A Sad Day) about the death of Gordon Cosby, I thought I would share information written by Kayla McClurg about Gordon and Church of the Savior that appeared today on the Inward Journey/Outward Journey website: Rev. N. … Continue reading
“God is already there” is a statement we often use when we are planning something new or thinking with some anxiety about the future. But sometimes we can’t see the reality of that statement until after the fact. The following … Continue reading
I just learned that Gordon Cosby, one of the giants of the spiritual formation movement since 1947 and founder of Church of the Savior in Washington D.C., died yesterday at the age of 95. It is a wonderful day for … Continue reading
Step 3 of the Twelve Steps: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God.” Renouncing our will. Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it? However, Jesus put it even more … Continue reading