Monthly Archives: April 2013

When Our Will “Spills into the Will of God”

Last night I discovered a book on my shelf . . .  one I had bought so I wouldn’t forget to buy it – and then forgot to read.  What a treat to read far into the night from Barbara Brown Taylor‘s … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 9

“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”  Step 8 & 9 of … Continue reading

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Care of Creation

My church, Christ Memorial Reformed Church in Holland, MI, is sponsoring a big event (Climate Change: A Compelling Case for our Care of Creation) on May 18 (9:30AM – 12:30PM), featuring world -renowned Christian biologist, Dr. Cal DeWitt.  Being immersed in planning for this event has … Continue reading

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There But for the Grace of God . . .

You never know where  and when you will find inspiration. This morning I was making the bed when I heard this story on the Morning Edition show on NPR.  John Rippo publishes a newsletter, Expresso, for frequenters of coffee shops.  One … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 8

“Humbly asked [God] to remove our shortcomings.”  Step 7 of The Twelve Steps And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them,, … Continue reading

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A Week of Horror – and Searching of Souls

Friday at 3:30 AM I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep.  As usual, I turned on my radio set on an NPR station to listen to BBC.  There would be no  more sleep that night as the events … Continue reading

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Intentions and Actions – By Cherry Haisten

Apprentices are aware of Dallas Willard’s way of looking at growth and change:  VIM.  VIM stands for Vision, Intention, and Means.  We have an idea of what God is calling us to do.  We need Intention and Means (methods) to … Continue reading

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Cultivating Hospitality – Christine Pohl

LIVING AS APPRENTICES “A life of hospitality begins in worship, with a recognition of God’s grace and generosity.  Hospitality is not first a duty and responsibility; it is first a response of love and gratitude for God’s love and welcome to … Continue reading

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