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: August 2013
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. – Henri Bergson I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately – change within, change in family dynamics, change in neighborhoods, … Continue reading
The following is an excerpt from Terry Marotta’s column in the Holland Sentinel (Aug. 26, 2013.) Terry’s blog No Exit is found at http://terrymarrota.wordpress.com. Terry is usually a very funny writer, but this piece is deadly serious: “There is a … Continue reading
Today is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech. I am re-posting this blog from earlier in the month because it is important today for every person to look back to that … Continue reading
I learned about blogging from the teacher of Writing Beyond the Sermon at Western Theological Seminary last fall. As a 70- year-old gray-haired woman, I joined a class of 20-somethings (mostly male) with no little fear and trepidation. But I was determined … Continue reading
Some 40 people gathered together Friday and Saturday at our church for an orientation retreat for the Apprentice Program which begins in September. Our leadership team worked very hard to make this an unforgettable experience. It exceeded our expectations. As I … Continue reading
“You came from God and you will return to God. Your deepest DNA is clearly divine. What else did we mean when we said “God created all things? . . . . You are already spiritual beings, and the only … Continue reading
“The supreme religious challenge is to see God’s image in one who is not in our image.” … Continue reading