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: May 2013
“Have we ever kept quiet, even though we wanted to defend ourselves when we had been unfairly treated? Have we ever forgiven someone even though we got no thanks? Have we ever been absolutely lonely? Have we ever tried to … Continue reading
A quote for today from Joan Chittister: “Contemplation is a very dangerous activity. It not only brings us face to face with God. It brings us, as well, face to face with the world, face to face with the self. And … Continue reading
Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913. He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper: “Make the history you want to live in.” Making … Continue reading
Yesterday I was outside all day working in my yard. While I am not a fan of weeding or pushing a wheelbarrow full of mulch, I do relish observing the wonders of creation, like the many-legged shiny brown creature that skittered across … Continue reading
“How you do this moment is probably who you are” This title of a daily devotional by Richard Rohr really got my attention this morning. Fr. Richard goes on to say, “”The full now is always a taste of something … Continue reading
A few minutes ago I learned that Dallas Willard, philosopher, teacher, writer – but mostly deeply devoted follower of Jesus – died today, just a few days after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It is a sad/joyous day … Continue reading
As a failed science student (due as much to poor teaching as to lack of aptitude), I have lately become energized about filling my huge gaps of scientific knowledge by the resurgence of interest by scientists and theologians in the relationship between science … Continue reading