Monthly Archives: December 2013

Prayer for 2014

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I’ve been teaching a class on the Twelve Steps and Spiritual Formation this winter and will start the class with a new group in early January.  (I’m using the book Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr – … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New

LIVING AS APPRENTICES My Christmas decorations are put away, the furniture is re-arranged, the frosted cookies are almost gone. Somehow Advent has already moved into Christmastide; soon it will be  Epiphany (Jan. 6). On January 13 we will silently pass into Ordinary Time until Lent. In early … Continue reading

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On My Way to Doing Something Else – part 2

LIVING AS APPRENTICES  Once again, I found a treasure on my way to doing something else – this time clearing off a book shelf.  Tucked in among the books were these quotes.  As I read them, I thought of all … Continue reading

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Waging War

MY JOURNEY What is more delightful than the realization that your adult son knows exactly what you  would like for Christmas without your suggestions?  It’s when that delightful event comes to- gether with another, creating fascinating synergy – and a moment to remember. Earlier this … Continue reading

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News about Aibie

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL I have posted twice (Nov. 8 and Nov. 25) since Typhoon Haiyan about my concerns about one of the children I sponsor through Compassion International.  Today I received this e-mail from Compassion. “We now have more specific information … Continue reading

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I Wish You Peace

LIVING AS APPRENTICES This last space of time in this year 2013 has been difficult for many I know and love.  As I sit with them and listen or apart from them and muse/pray, I ache for them and for the world.  … Continue reading

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I Wish You Joy

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Have you seen the video making the rounds this holiday season of the  Air Force Band flash-mob-performance at the National Air and Space Museum? It begins with one cellist sitting on a chair in the middle of the … Continue reading

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What I Read on my Vacation

QUOTES From Christianity Today (December 2013 issue) “When the Holy Spirit starts hovering, watch your back.  Yes, the Spirit comes to assure us that our sins are forgiven (peace!) and that we are joined to Christ (love!) and that we … Continue reading

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